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1

What is the purpose of the RAF Regiment?

To provide close defence of RAF airfields

2

What is the Regiments motto?

Per Ardua - Through Adversity

3

When was the Regiment formed?

1940- the fall of France, with the Germans unique use of mobility and surprise

4

In what year did King George sign the warrant?

1942, for "a Corps formed as an integral part of the RAF" and the regiment was born!

5

Where was the first Depo opened?

In Filey- staff were seconded from Brigade of Guards and Royal Marines

6

How many times has the Depo moved?

3

7

Where has the Depo moved?

Firstly, Belton Park
Then, RAF Catterick (1946)
Finally, RAF Honington (1994)

8

Where is the current home of the RAF Regiment?

RAF Honington

9

What were the first units?

Platoons/Flights

10

From these platoons/flights, what 2 distinct types of squadron were formed in response to ground and air threat?

• Light Anti-Aircraft units
• Rifle or Field squadrons

11

What year was the Regiment deployed to Northern Ireland and why?

1969 as a last minute replacement for a Royal Marine Commando unit

12

What year was the Regiment deployed to Belize and why?

1972, formerly British Honduras, in order to dissuade territorial claims on the region by Guatemala

13

In what year did the Regiment withdraw from Belize?

1991

14

In what year was the Turkish invasion of Cyprus?

1974. The RAF are still in Cyprus to this day

15

Which invasion took place in 1982?

The invasion of the Falkland Islands

16

Which operation was the forefront of deployments of the Regiment post 2006/7?

Operation HERRICK
Ops within Afghanistan

17

Which were the first squadrons to conduct ops within Afghanistan for Op Herrick?

• 34 sqn
• 11 sqn
• closely followed by 51 sqn

18

In which year(s) did 15sqn undertake their final tour of the Falkland Islands?

2004/5