26 Squadron RAF Regiment

RAF Regiment field squadron with CBRN responsibilities.

Crest for 26 Squadron RAF Regiment

Action . Reaction


  • Based at RAF Honington and is responsible for counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) training and response.
  • Formed at RAF Yatesbury in 1951.
  • Is in the process of transferring CBRN responsibilities to the British Army.
  • Defended the Falkland Islands in the aftermath of Operation Corporate.


1951 - Formed at RAF Yatesbury in the air defence role.

1974 - Converted to a field squadron role and deployed to Cyprus.

1991 - Deployed to Saudi Arabia to provide air defence during the Gulf War.

2010 - Stood up as the RAF CBRN Squadron.

Battle honours

Gulf 1991

Iraq 2003–2011*


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