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The drill and ceremonial face of the RAF Regiment, and an active field squadron.
1960 - The Royal Air Force Drill Unit, which had been is existence since the early 1920s, formed into the Queen's Colour Squadron on 1 November.
1990 - As part of the restructuring of the RAF 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.
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