Protect and Defend
Recruiting across East Anglia, 2623 Squadron is proud of its local heritage with the wolf insignia reflecting the association Saint Edmund.
Based at RAF Honington, they train civilian men and women to become reservist RAF Gunners, working along-side their regular counterparts.
Trained to operate within the Complex Air Ground Environment (CAGE) of an airfield, their command function and individual skills are routinely tested to ensure that measured Force is deployed to counter any ground threat.
Reserve Gunner commitment is a minimum of 27 days a year and they can operate where ever the RAF is; home or deployed.
1979 - Formed to protect RAF Honington during the Cold War, and disbanded in 1994
1995 - Re-formed to provide centralised training to RAuxAF RAF Regiment field squadrons.
1998 - Changed roles to air defence.
2003 - Ground Based Air Defence deployment to Falkland Islands
2004 - The Squadron reverted to a training role but with the added element of CBRN training.
2019 - Complex Air Ground Environment role in Support of RAF Typhoon Force