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27 Squadron RAF Regiment 70th Anniversary

This year 27 Squadron RAF Regiment have celebrated their 70th Anniversary with a Church Service in Bury St. Edmunds and traditional dinner at RAF Honington on 3 September 2021.

Service in St. Mary’s Church Buy St. Edmunds
Service in St. Mary’s Church Buy St. Edmunds

This anniversary, however, will sadly be their last as the Squadron will disband next month. Their specialist Counter-Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear (C-CBRN) role has recently been taken over by 28 Engineer Regiment (C-CBRN).

The ceremony at St Mary’s Church was a moving Service as personnel reflect on Squadron and team achievements with pride yet sorrow at their future disbandment, with the Squadron Standard paraded for the penultimate time in the Church.

Service in St. Mary’s Church Buy St. Edmunds
Service in St. Mary’s Church Buy St. Edmunds
Service in St. Mary’s Church Buy St. Edmunds
Service in St. Mary’s Church Buy St. Edmunds
Service in St. Mary’s Church Buy St. Edmunds
Service in St. Mary’s Church Buy St. Edmunds

Squadron personnel past and present joined one another for dinner and celebrated the 70 years of service the Squadron has provided to the Corps and the Royal Air Force as a whole.

27 Sqn Anniversary Dinner at the RAF Regiment Heritage Centre, RAF Honington
27 Sqn Anniversary Dinner at the RAF Regiment Heritage Centre, RAF Honington

The Squadron has secured it’s place in the history books and has much to celebrate; not least it’s pivotal role more recently in the decontamination of Novichok in Salisbury in 2018.

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