Flashcards in RAF Regiment History Deck (18):
What is the purpose of the RAF Regiment?
To provide close defence of RAF airfields
What is the Regiments motto?
Per Ardua - Through Adversity
When was the Regiment formed?
1940- the fall of France, with the Germans unique use of mobility and surprise
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!
Where was the first Depo opened?
In Filey- staff were seconded from Brigade of Guards and Royal Marines
How many times has the Depo moved?
Where has the Depo moved?
Firstly, Belton Park
Then, RAF Catterick (1946)
Finally, RAF Honington (1994)
Where is the current home of the RAF Regiment?
What were the first units?
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
What year was the Regiment deployed to Northern Ireland and why?
1969 as a last minute replacement for a Royal Marine Commando unit
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
In what year did the Regiment withdraw from Belize?
In what year was the Turkish invasion of Cyprus?
1974. The RAF are still in Cyprus to this day
Which invasion took place in 1982?
The invasion of the Falkland Islands
Which operation was the forefront of deployments of the Regiment post 2006/7?
Ops within Afghanistan
Which were the first squadrons to conduct ops within Afghanistan for Op Herrick?
• 34 sqn
• 11 sqn
• closely followed by 51 sqn