63 Squadron RAF Regiment

Vigilo Et Arceo: i Watch And Ward

About

63 Squadron RAF Regiment falls under 8 Force Protection Wing.  They formed in 1943 as a light anti-aircraft unit and became the field designation of the Queen's Colour Squadron in 1990.

History

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 Queen's Colour Squadron

2003 – Deployed to Iraq

2009 – Deployed to Afghanistan

Battle honours

  • Italy 1943 – 1944*
  • France and Germany 1945*
  • South Atlantic 1982*
  • Afghanistan 2001 – 2014*

* Battle Honours with Emblazonment.

Contact

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