Prepared for all things
A Blackcock – approved by HM King George VI in June 1937. Chosen because of its speed and strength on the wing, the cock is in fighting attitude to suggest the Squadron’s ability to turn itself into a war fighting unit at short notice despite a peacetime training role.
- Based at RAF Brize Norton the home of the RAF's transport and air-to-air refueling capability
- Formed in 1915 as a scout unit
- Aircraft operated have included the Tiger Moth, the Dakota I and IV and the Hastings
- Trains the aircrew and engineers of the Air Mobility Fleet
1915 - Formed at Hounslow as a DH.2 scout unit.
1945 - Began short-range operations on Dakotas.
1945 - Supported personnel movement during the Nuremberg Trials.
2013 - Became the Air Mobility Operational Conversion Unit for the Hercules, Atlas and C-17.