15 Squadron RAF Regiment

RAF Regiment field squadron delivering force protection.

Yang Pertama Di Mana Mana (Malayan: "To be reckoned with anywhere")

About

  • Based at RAF Marham
  • Is charged with holding contingency readiness to protect deployed air
    assets.
  • Is part of 3 Force Protection Wing.
  • Formed as a light anti-aircraft squadron at RAF Nethertown in 1946.
  • Were the last ground troops to leave Camp Bastion, Afghanistan in 2014.

History

1946 - 1 st June. Formed at RAF Nethertown as No. 2700 Light Anti-Aircraft (LAA) Squadron;
equipped with 40mm Bofors Guns.

1947 - Renamed as 15 LAA Squadron and moved to the RAF Regiment school of Gunnery
at Watchet. Subsequently the Squadron was based at RAF Netheravon, RAF
Pembrey and RAF Innsworth conducting air defence for US strategic bombers.

1983 - 1985 - Moved to RAF Hullavington and immediately deployed on Op ROUST to
bolster the security of RAF Greenham Common.

1990 - The Squadron disbands as Light Armoured and reformed at RAF Leeming in the air
defence role, equipped with the Rapier Surface-to-air missile system.

1995 - The Squadron is moved to RAF Honington.

2009 - Op TELIC 13. Deployed to Iraq to conduct Force Protection duties and were the last
RAF Regiment ground holding unit within the Basra International airport.

2014 - Op HERRICK 20. Deployed to conduct Force Protection duties at Camp Bastion,
Afghanistan and were amongst the last British troops to leave Afghanistan.

2020 - In August, 15 Squadron RAF Regiment moved to RAF Marham.

Battle honours

Afghanistan 2001-2014

Contact

Please contact the home station Media Communications team for more information or to contact the Squadron

Media enquiries details for RAF Honington

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