504 Squadron RAUXAF specialises 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 and logistics (Chefs) can find themselves catering anywhere from a VIP dinner to a RAF Regiment field deployment. TG5 engineers and mechanical and general technicians maintain and repair specialist equipment.

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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.


1940   France and Low Countries

1940   Battle of Britain

1940–1942   Home Defence

1941–1942   Atlantic

1942–1944   Fortress Europe

1944   Normandy

1944   Arnhem

1944–1945   France and Germany