I Fear Nothing
- Eighty-eight years after its original formation, 502 (Ulster) Squadron reformed at Aldergrove Flying Station in 2013 as part of the RAF Reserves’ growth.
- Mission is to provide a range of fully trained personnel to support worldwide commitments.
- Has opportunities for applicants from many backgrounds – whether direct entrants with no previous military experience, ex-Regular personnel (from any Service), and those with skills directly transferable from civilian life.
- The squadron recruits throughout Northern Ireland.
1925 - 502 Squadron was formed as a heavy bomber special reserve unit, combining regular personnel and reservists, flying Vickers Vimys.
1937 - The Squadron joined the newly formed Auxiliary Air Force in July.
1938 - Transferred to Coastal Command. On the outbreak of war, it began patrols off the Irish coast,
1941 - Made the first successful attack on a U-boat by a Coastal Command aircraft using airborne radar.
1957 - Stood down.
2013 - The Squadron stood up again as a RAuxAF Squadron.