602 Squadron RAuxAF

Provides trained reservists prepared to deploy within the UK and overseas in support of RAF operations.

Crest for 602 Squadron RAuxAF

Beware the crossed lion


  • Based in Glasgow, its main focus is on support to Air Operations, Air Battle Management, and Intelligence.
  • Recruits those with no previous military experience, skilled entrants with directly transferable skills, and ex-regulars from any service.
  • Roles available include Flight Operations Assistant, Intelligence Analyst, Aerospace Systems Operator, Cyberspace Communication Specialist, and Logistics Driver.
  • The Squadron recruits in Scotland and the North East of England.


1925 - Formed at Renfrew.

1933 – Performed the first flight over Mount Everest.

1939 – Credited with shooting down the first enemy aircraft over the UK during the Second World War

1957 – Disbanded as a flying Squadron.

2006 – Reformed in Glasgow.  Currently operating as a General Support Squadron.

Battle honours

Home Defence 1940 -1945*

Battle of Britain 1940*

Fortress Europe 1940 -1944*

Channel and North Sea 1940-1943*

Dieppe 1942*

France and Germany 1944-1945*

Normandy 1944*

(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)


602 (City of Glasgow) Sqn RAuxAF, 155 Carmunnock Rd, Kings Park, Glasgow G44 5SS.

For recruitment enquiries, please phone: 0345 606 9069

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