1 Squadron RAF Regiment

Light armoured force protection squadron.

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Swift and sudden

About

  • Based at RAF Honington, the Squadron is part of 8 Force Protection Wing.
  • Can trace its roots back to 1921 and 1 Armoured Car Company.
  • Uses the Jackal, Foxhound and Panther armoured vehicles.
  • Operates at very high readiness to deploy around the world.

History

1921 - Formed as 1 Armoured Car Company at Heliopolis, Egypt.

1941 - Defended RAF Habbaniya , Iraq, from pro-Nazi Iraqi forces.

2007 - The first Military Cross was awarded to an Airman of the RAF during the Battle of Al Waki Market.

Battle honours

Kurdistan 1922-23

Kurdistan 1930-31

Palestine 1936

Habbaniya, Iraq 1941

Egypt & Libya 1941-43

Gulf 1991

Former Yugoslavia Jun 95

Bosnia - Jun 97

Kuwait - Feb 99 

Iraq 2003 - 2011

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