- The custodian of the Queen’s Colour for the RAF in the United Kingdom and has the honour of providing the Escort Squadron whenever the Colour is paraded
- First mounted guard on Buckingham palace in 1943 on the 25th anniversary of the RAF as the RAF Drill Unit.
- Deploys operationally under the guise of 63 Squadron RAF Regiment
- The Squadron holds the world record for completing over 2,700,000 foot and rifle drill movements in 23 hours and 55 minutes
1960 - The Royal Air Force Drill Unit, which had been is existence since the early 1920s, formed into the Queen's Colour Squadron (QCS).
1990 - After the Cold War, QCS was given a field role under the number 63 Squadron RAF Regiment. The unit was formed in 1943, and saw service in Northern Ireland, the Far East and the Falklands War.
2003 - QCS deployed as 63 Squadron to provide ground defence to air assets in Basra.