622 Squadron RAuxAF

Ex Regular Aircrew and Support personnel augmenting Air Transport and Air to Air Refuelling at Brize Norton.

We wage war by night


  • Provides Aircrew and flying support personnel.
  • Based at RAF Brize Norton.
  • Personnel man aircraft in support of the air transport fleet.
  • 622 Sqn recruits solely from Ex Regular personnel.


1943 - Formed at RAF Mildenhall as a bomber squadron flying Shorts Stirlings.

1950-1953 - The Squadron was active flying Vickers Valettas as the only transport squadron in the RAuxAF.

1994 - Reformed to support the Hercules Force and originally known as 1359 Flight, the unit was embedded on the Hercules Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) at RAF Lyneham.

2012 - The use of the 622 designation was authorised by the Standing Committee of the Air Force Board.

Battle honours

622(R) Squadron does not have any Battle Honours at this time. 


622 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force, RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, OX18 3LX

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