27 Squadron RAF Regiment

Delivering specialist counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear capability both in the UK and across the globe.

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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

Battle honours

2003 - Iraq


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