605 Squadron RAuxAF

Prepares logistics and police personnel for mobilisation in support of the RAF.

"I never sleep"


Part of the Reserve Logistics Support Wing, personnel are primarily specialist in Logistics (Mechanical Transport Drivers, Suppliers and Chefs), with the addition of RAF Police Service personnel and Physical Training Instructors. 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   Her Royal Highness 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.

2020   Regrouped into No 2 Groups Support Force with the RAFs operational support enablers.

Battle honours

1940*   Dunkirk

1940*   Battle of Britain

1941*   Malta

1942*   Eastern Waters

1942 – 1943*   Fortress Europe

1944*   Home Defence

1944 – 1945*   France and Germany

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.

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


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

For recruitment enquiries, please phone: 0345 606 9069

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

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