Energetic and keen
An eagle in flight preying on a buzzard - symbolising air combat.
- Stationed at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, one of two Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) stations in the UK
- During World War One, 26 of the pilots had achieved 'Ace' Status
- Aircraft flown have included the Mosquito, Phantom and Tornado F3
- Training RAF combat air pilots on the Typhoon, ready for front-line operations
1915 - Formed at Gosport and travelled to France as a fighter squadron.
1940 - The Squadron began service as a defensive night fighter squadron.
1943 - Began offensive night intruder operations defending RAF heavy bombers.
1987 - Became the first operational squadron to be equipped with the Tornado F3.
2003 - The second RAF squadron to receive the Typhoon.