IX (B) Squadron

Delivering battle winning air power, specialised in dropping large bombs.

Throughout the night we fly

A bat - approved by King Edward VIII in November 1936 as an authorised version of a badge highlighting the Squadron's night-bombing duties.


  • Based at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland
  • Specialised in dropping large bombs including the 12,000lb Tallboy
  • Aircraft flown have included the Vimy, Lancaster, Canberra and Vulcan
  • The first RAF unit to conduct air strikes over Libya during Operation ELLAMY


1914 - Formed at St Omer.

1944 - Took part in the operation to sink the Tirpitz.

1982 - First Tornado squadron to be based at RAF Honington.

2014 - Conducting operations against Daesh in Syria and Iraq as part of Operation SHADER.

2019 - Converted to Typhoon squadron and relocated to RAF Lossiemouth.

Battle honours

Western Front 1915- 1918*

Somme 1916*

Ypres 1917*


Hindenburg Line

Channel and North Sea 1939-1945

Norway 1940

Baltic 1939-1945

France and Low Countries 1940

German Ports 1940-1945

Fortress Europe 1940-1944

Berlin 1941-1945*

Biscay ports 1940-1945

Ruhr 1941-1945

France and Germany 1944-1945


The Dams*


Gulf 1991*

Kosovo 2003*

Iraq 2003-2011

Libya 2011*

(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)


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