63 Squadron RAF Regiment

"Watch and ward"


63 Squadron RAF Regiment falls under King's Colour Squadron in 1990.


1943   Formed as a light anti-aircraft unit.

1943   Deployed to Italy.  

1945   Deployed to France and Germany.

1946   Became a field squadron.

1974   Equipped with the Rapier anti-aircraft missile system.

1982   Deployed to the Falklands as part of 5 Brigade.

1990   Squadron number taken up by the King's Colour Squadron.

2003   Deployed to Iraq.

2009   Deployed to Afghanistan.

Battle honours

1943 – 1944*   Italy

1945*   France and Germany

1982*   South Atlantic

2001 – 2014*   Afghanistan

* Battle Honours with Emblazonment.


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