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Providing advanced fast-jet flying training.
To see into the future
A sun in splendour divided per bend by a flash of lightning - approved by HRH King Edward VIII in May 1936. The red and black segmented sun suggests round-the-clock operations, while the lightning flash is a reference to the unit's early use of wireless telephony for artillery co-operation.
1912 - Formed at Farnborough as part of the Royal Flying Corps.
1915 - Commanded by Charles Longcroft, who went on to become the first Commandant of the RAF College.
1943 - Became part of the Second Tactical Air Force beginning 55 years of Service on the continent in reconnaissance and ground attack roles.
1982 - Flew Harriers from RAF Stanley after the Falklands War.
2010 - IV Squadron stood down as a Harrier Squadron but was re-activated at RAF Valley in its present role the same year.
Western Front 1914-1918*
France and Low Countries 1939-1940*
Fortress Europe 1942-1944
France and Germany 1944-1945*
*Honours marked with an asterisk are emblazoned on the Squadron’s Standards.
Weapon Technicians maintain and manage weapons and explosives used by the RAF, including aircraft bombs, ammunition and individual weapons carried by personnel.
Medical Officers deliver a high standard of care, sometimes under challenging conditions, to keep our personnel fit and medically prepared for operational roles.
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