- 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.
- 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.