611 Squadron RAuxAF

Prepares Volunteer Reservists to deploy within the UK and overseas in support of RAF operations.


611 Squadron is based at RAF Woodvale in Merseyside. Personnel provide support in flight operations, intelligence, ground engineering, logistics, personnel & training, media and chaplaincy services to augment UK Main Operating Bases and units deployed on operations. Personnel are recruited from a wide range of backgrounds from across North West England and beyond. The Squadron has supported operations in Kuwait, Cyprus, Kosovo and the Falkland Islands, as well as providing support to UK Main Operating Bases.


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 honours

1940   Battle of Britain

1940  Dunkirk

1942   Dieppe

1944   Normandy

1939–1945   Channel and North Sea

1940–1945   Home Defence

1944–1945   France and Germany


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

Media enquiries details for RAF Woodvale