607 Squadron RAuxAF

Recruiting and training reservists who will support operations and exercises around the World.

Famously the Squadron chose not to have a motto

About

  • Based at RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire
  • It is the centre of Excellence of RAF Reserve Logistic Driver and supply training
  • Recruits and trains General Engineering Technicians (Electrical and Mechanical), Intelligence Analysts, Drivers, Chefs, Suppliers and Human Resources personnel
  • After being disbanded in 1957 it was reformed in January 2015 at RAF Leeming and established within No 1 Group

History

1930 - Formed at RAF Usworth flying Westland Wapiti light Bombers.

1936 - Re-roled to a fighter unit with Hawker Demon aircraft.

1939/40 - As a part of the Air component of the BEF, took part in the Battle of France. flying Gladiator biplanes then Hawker Hurricanes.

1940 - Took part in the Battle of Britain flying Hawker Hurricanes.

1941 - First Squadron to operate the ‘Hurri’ bomber, the Hawker Hurricane with bombs attached.

1943- First Squadron to operate the Spitfire in the fighter role, in the Burma campaign.

1950 - Converted to flying Vampires until disbanded in 1957.

2015 - Reformed as a General Service Support Squadron within 1Gp Reserves.

Battle honours

France and the Low Countries 1939 – 1940*

Battle of Britain 1940*

Fortress Europe 1941 - 1942*

Channel and North Sea 1941 - 1942*

Arakan 1942 - 1944*

Manipur 1944*

Burma 1945*

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

The Squadron Standard is laid up in the South Transept of Durham Cathedral.

Contact

607 (County of Durham) RAuxAF Squadron, RAF Leeming, Northallerton, DL7 9NJ

For recruitment enquiries, please phone: 0345 606 9069

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

 

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