I defend the defender
- 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.
- Trained to provide capabilities 24 hrs a day across the full spectrum of possible operational theatres.
1951 - Formed at RAF Yatesbury as a light anti-aircraft unit with Bofors guns and was deployed to Egypt.
1956 - 60 Cyprus (EOKA)
1965 - Aden
1975 - Redeployed to RAF North Luffenham to convert to the Rapier missile system.
1999 - Joined with the1st Battalion Royal Tank Regiment to become part of the CBRN Regiment.
2003 - 08 Iraq
2009 - 2010 - Afghanistan
2012 - Joined with 26 Squadron to become 20 CBRN Wing RAF