2 Squadron History

RAF Marham 1982

RF Marham 1982 - The Falklands
A large detachment of Victor K2 tankers were based on Ascension Island. Initially a small number of Victors carried out maritime radar reconnaissance patrols and were supported by other Victors. Later, the Victors supported Vulcans in “Black Buck” bombing missions, Nimrods on maritime recce patrols, Hercules supply drops and Harriers and Phantoms.

By early 1984 a small number of Victors were still based at Ascension. On 12th October 1982, three Victors led the victory flypast over London a fitting recognition of the hard work put into “Operation Corporate” by the air and ground crews of the Victor squadrons.

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