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2620 Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

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No 2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron

The facts

Station: RAF Marham

Location: King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE33 9NP

Squadron contact: Call our free recruiting hotline on 0845 606 9069.

Mission: To recruit and train reservists to support regular RAF Force Protection exercises and operations worldwide.

Motto: Cum Patria Mea Vocat (Latin for When My Country Calls)

Roles: Gunner

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More about the Squadron

Squadron members meet at RAF Marham to train on Wednesday evenings and one weekend per month, with a 2-week camp taking place annually, often overseas. All personnel are provided with the necessary instruction, kit and support required to conduct a wide variety of training in many different environments and climates. There are also plenty of opportunities to take part in adventurous training, battlefield tours and other activities in both the UK and abroad. No previous military experience is required, as full military and specialist training will be provided. In return, as well as pay and a travelling allowance, members of the Squadron will also be eligible for an annual tax-free bonus.


History and Heritage

No 2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment was formed, as an auxiliary RAF Regiment Field Squadron, at RAF Marham on 1 March 1983, to defend the base against ground attack by Warsaw Pact Forces. The Squadron was re-roled as an Operations Support Squadron in April 2000, tasked with providing specialist ‘Survive To Operate’ teams for RAF deployed operations and was the first unit of its kind to be declared fully operational. In February 2003, the Squadron deployed to Ali Al Salem airbase in Kuwait where it provided the main Survive To Operate component for the base during the war-fighting phase of Operation TELIC; it was the first auxiliary Regiment Squadron to be deployed on operations since the end of the Second World War. On 1 April 2004 the Squadron reverted to its former status as an auxiliary RAF Regiment Field Squadron. With its home in the heart of Norfolk, the Squadron crest depicts a griffin azure with golden wings clutching a hayfork, the symbolic weapon of the Yeomanry. The Squadron continues to recruit and train volunteers from the local area and has seen more than 100 of its personnel deployed on operations since 2003.


Roles and Specialist Skills

As one of only 3 Auxiliary RAF Regiment Field Squadrons in the United Kingdom, the Squadron’s role is to provide auxiliary RAF Regiment officers and gunners to augment the regular RAF Regiment Field Force, specifically No 3 RAF Force Protection Wing. The RAF Regiment provides first-rate worldwide Force Protection to UK air assets, with gunners trained and equipped to defend the RAF’s aircraft, people and bases. As a Gunner, you’ll receive specialist training in infantry tactics and weapons, from pistols, rifles and light machine guns, to mortars and heavy machine guns. As the RAF Regiment needs to operate 24 hours a day in any weather, you’ll become skilled in the use of the latest night-vision aids and other surveillance equipment. The progressively challenging training will begin with lessons covering general service knowledge and basic foot drill, before moving onto training that will include weapons and tactics, first-aid and off-road driving.

Recent Deployments

Members of the Squadron have supported regular operations in Iraq and Kuwait, the Balkans and, most recently, on Operation HERRICK in Afghanistan.

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