4624 Squadron RAuxAF

The RAF Reserves Specialist Air Movements Unit.

"Ready to move"


4624 Squadron is based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. 4624 Squadron personnel accept, prepare and load cargo and passengers for worldwide travel on RAF air transport, coalition and charter aircraft. The Squadron works both on main bases and in mobile teams, wherever they are tasked around the world. Reservists work alongside Regular RAF personnel, routinely handling passengers and freight at airfields throughout the world.


1982   Formed at RAF Brize Norton

1991   Deployed to Iraq

2002 - 2014   Operation Herrick, Afghanistan

2003   Operation Telic, Iraq

2011 Operation Ellamy, Libya

2012   Awarded the Freedom of Oxfordshire by Oxford City and County councils.

2012 Support to London Olympic Games

2015 Operation Shader, Middle East Operations

2017 Operation Ruman, Caribbean Disaster Relief

2018 Operation Newcombe, UN Mission, Mali

2020-2021  Operation Rescript, COVID Pandemic

2021  Operation Pitting, extraction from Kabul, Afghanistan

2022  Operation London Bridge, funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II

2023  Operation Polar Bear, evacuation from Sudan

2023  Operation Golden Orb, coronation of HM King Charles III


4624 Squadron, RAF, Brize Norton, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3LX

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