If you dare
- Based in the centre of Edinburgh, 603 Squadron provides trained RAF Regiment and RAF Police personnel to augment RAF FP units world-wide.
- Formed as a Light Bomber Sqn in 1925, 603 Squadron fought in the Battle of Britain, Malta and elsewhere in WW2.
- Personnel are required to be fit and robust and are recruited from Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North of England.
- Has deployed personnel to all major RAF deployments and has personnel deployed world-wide now.
1925 – Formed as an AuxAF Squadron at RAF Turnhouse flying the DH9A, with the Squadron HQ in Learmonth Terrace, Edinburgh, where it remains.
1939 – Equipped with the Spitfire and credited with shooting down the first enemy aircraft over the UK in WW2, shooting a bomber into the Firth of Forth.
1940 - Deployed to RAF Hornchurch to take part in the Battle of Britain, becoming one of the leading scoring squadrons.
1942 – Deployed to defend Malta.
1999 – Reformed as a Force Protection and Operations Support Squadron.
2003 – Deployed to Kuwait for Op TELIC