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Prepares Volunteer Reservists to deploy within the UK and overseas in support of RAF operations.
1936 – Formed at Speke (now Liverpool John Lennon) Airport.
1940 – Spitfire sqn in Battle of France & Battle of Britain.
1944 – Air patrols for Invasion of Normandy.
1946 – Reformed at RAF Woodvale.
1951 – Converted from Spitfires to Gloster Meteors at RAF Hooton Park.
1957 – Disbanded.
2013 – Reformed at RAF Woodvale.
Battle of Britain 1940
Channel and North Sea 1939–1945
Home Defence 1940–1945
France and Germany 1944–1945
Intelligence analysts use state-of-the-art technologies to gather and interpret information, providing vital intelligence to support military forces deployed around the world.
Physical Training Instructors lead fitness and training programmes that keep RAF personnel in top shape.
Vehicle and Mechanical Equipment Technicians carry out repairs and adjustments on a range of land-based vehicles and equipment that support aircraft and ground operations.
The role of Personnel Support Officer is diverse and covers a wide range of specialisations such as HR, Accounts & Personnel management.
Intelligence Officers obtain, analyse and present defence intelligence from a variety of sources to support operations in both peace and war time.
Photographers play a range of roles in the RAF, capturing everything from aerial reconnaissance images to public relations portraits.
Logistics Officers manage the movement of the people, transport and equipment necessary to keep aircraft flying.
Plan, organise and prepare meals for our personnel at home, overseas, on the ground and in the air. RAF Chefs also cater for VIPs and cook in the field under canvas.
Media Operations Airmen are the voice of the RAF. They support media operations officers and HQ Air Command with the delivery of national and international communications campaigns to make sure the RAF's stories are communicated correctly and fairly.
Flight Operation Assistants provide aircrews and air traffic controllers with the information to plan and execute missions safely.
Nurturing our most important assets is a top priority. Working alongside a range of external bodies you'll ensure the development of RAF personnel.
RAF Drivers operate cars, minibuses, cranes and specialist vehicles to ensure RAF personnel and equipment are in the right place at the right time.
Chaplains provide spiritual support, strength and guidance to service personnel and their families.
611 (West Lancashire) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, RAF Woodvale, Formby, Merseyside, L37 7AD
For media enquiries, please contact the media and communications team at RAF Cranwell.
For recruitment enquiries, please phone: 0345 606 9069
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