2503 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

RAF Regiment personnel and force protection specialists to support RAF operations at home and overseas.

Freedom of the skies and of the land


  • Its current role is to provide an on base security force capable of deterring, detecting and neutralising threats to RAF Assets
  • Recruits personnel from all walks of life who enjoy outside, challenging work, mainly from the East Midlands area
  • Personnel from the Squadron have deployed numerous times on Operations in Kosovo, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Cyprus in support of Air Operations  


1979 - Formed at RAF Scampton to provide ground defence for the Vulcan Force

1985 - Moved to RAF Waddington


Battle honours

1979 – Formed at RAF Scampton

1997-1998 - Supported operations in Bosnia and Kosovo

1999– 2008 Support to operations in Kuwait and Iraq

2005-2014 Support to Operation Herrick (Afghanistan)

2014 – Support to Operation Kipion (Middle East, Joint Area of Operations)


2503 Sqn RAuxAF Regt, RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, LN5 9NB 

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For recruitment enquiries, please phone: 0345 606 9069

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