605 Squadron RAuxAF

605 (R) Squadron RAuxAF prepares logistics and police personnel for mobilisation in support of the RAF.

Crest for 605 Squadron RAuxAF

I never sleep


  • Part of 85 (Expeditionary Logistics) Wing, personnel are specialist Logistics (MT Drivers, Suppliers and Chefs) and RAF Police Service personnel.
  • There are also a number of subject matter experts supporting a myriad of other RAF branches.
  • Squadron personnel include direct entrants with no previous military experience, ex-Regular personnel (from any Service), and those with skills directly transferable from civilian life.
  • The Squadron is responsible for recruiting, training, and developing its personnel.


1926 – Formed as a Bomber Unit at RAF Castle Bromwich.

1939 to 1945 – Saw action in the Battle of Britain, Malta, the Far East and protecting London from incoming V1 rockets.

1954 – HRH Princess Margaret presented the Squadron with its Standard at RAF Honiley.

1957 – Disbanded.

2014 – Reformed as a 38 Group Logistics Support Squadron at RAF Cosford.

Battle honours

Battle Honours emblazoned on the Squadron Standard are: 

Dunkirk, 1940*

Battle of Britain, 1940*

Malta, 1941*

Eastern Waters, 1942*

Fortress Europe, 1942 – 1943*

Home Defence, 1944*

France and Germany, 1944 – 1945*

The Squadron Standard is laid up in the Parish Church of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Castle Vale, which was built on the original site of RAF Castle Bromwich.


605 (County of Warwick) Squadron, Fulton Block, RAF Cosford, Wolverhampton, WV7 3EX

For media enquiries, please contact the media and communications team at RAF Cosford.

For recruitment enquiries, please phone: 0345 606 9069


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