Swift to defend
- Based at RAF Lossiemouth with 5 Force Protection Wing.
- Can trace its origins back to the Battle of Britain.
- Its primary duties include ground defence of deployed air assets and air minded force protection.
1940 - Formed at RAF Bentley Priory to provide anti-aircraft defence for Fighter Command HQ before the formation of the RAF Regiment.
1944 - Entered Normandy with the as 2713 Squadron.
1947 - Renumbered 51 Squadron.
1982 - Re-equipped with the CVR(T) vehicle.
2001 - Reformed at RAF Honington.