504 Squadron RAuxAF

Logistics support squadron, providing personnel to augment the Royal Air Force at home and abroad.

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About

  • Specialising in military logistics, offering opportunities for male or female applicants to serve as Drivers, Suppliers or Chefs.
  • Logistics (Drivers) provide the RAF’s professional driver capability.
  • Logistics (Suppliers) deliver integrated supply chain support for storing and moving defence material and equipment.
  • Logistics (Chefs) can find themselves catering anywhere from a VIP dinner to a RAF Regiment field deployment.

History

1928 - Formed at Hucknall as a Special Reserve unit, combining Regulars and Reservists.

1936 - Became part of Fighter Command.

1940 - Flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain, with pilot Ray Holmes ramming a Dornier bomber attacking Buckingham Palace.

1957 - Disbanded after having flown the Gloster Meteor jet fighter.

1999 - Reformed at RAF Cottesmore as a support squadron, before becoming a Force Protection squadron and trasferring to logistics in 2013.

Battle honours

France and Low Countries 1940*


Battle of Britain 1940*


Home Defence 1940–42*


Atlantic 1941–42*


Fortress Europe 1942–44*


Normandy 1944*


Arnhem 1944*


France and Germany 1944–45*

Contact

504 Squadron, RAF Wittering, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE8 6HB

For media enquiries, please contact the media and communications team at RAF Wittering.

For recruitment enquiries, please phone: 0345 606 9069

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