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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