RAF Regiment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd February 2017.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Order of Battle of the Royal Air Force Regiment is by manpower, task and basing.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The RAF Regiment provides force protection for airfields and counter Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) capability. It also acts as the RAF's ceremonial unit. As at 1 December 2016 its trained strength was 1,920 Regular and 570 Reserve personnel.

The table below provides the RAF Regiment’s Order of Battle including component units, locations and tasks.

Ser

Unit

Task

Location

Regular units

1

No 2 RAF Force Protection Wing HQ

Force Protection

RAF Leeming

2

No 3 RAF Force Protection Wing HQ

Force Protection

RAF Marham

3

No 4 RAF Force Protection Wing HQ

Force Protection

RAF Brize Norton

4

No 5 RAF Force Protection Wing HQ

Force Protection

RAF Lossiemouth

5

No 7 RAF Force Protection Wing HQ

Force Protection

RAF Coningsby

6

No 8 RAF Force Protection Wing HQ

Force Protection

RAF Waddington

7

No 20 (Defence CBRN) Wing

Counter-Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear

RAF Honington

8

1 Squadron RAF Regiment

Force Protection

RAF Honington

9

II Squadron RAF Regiment

Force Protection

RAF Honington

10

15 Squadron RAF Regiment

Force Protection

RAF Honington

11

26 Squadron RAF Regiment

Counter-Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear

RAF Honington

12

27 Squadron RAF Regiment

Counter-Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear

RAF Honington

13

34 Squadron RAF Regiment

Force Protection

RAF Leeming

14

51 Squadron RAF Regiment

Force Protection

RAF Lossiemouth

15

The Queen’s Colour Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment)

State Ceremonial / Force Protection

RAF Northolt

Part Time Volunteer Reserve units

16

603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron RAuxAF

Force Protection (manned by RAF Police and RAF Regiment personnel)

Learmonth Terrace, Edinburgh

17

606 (Chiltern) Squadron RAuxAF

Joint Helicopter Command Support (Force Protection Flight manned by RAF Regiment personnel)

RAF Benson

18

609 Squadron (West Riding) RAuxAF Regiment

Force Protection

RAF Leeming

19

2503 (County of Lincoln) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

Force Protection

RAF Waddington

20

2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

Force Protection

RAF Marham

21

2622 (Highland) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

Force Protection

RAF Lossiemouth

22

2623 (East Anglian) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

Force Protection / Counter-Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear

RAF Honington

23

2624 (County of Oxford) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment

Force Protection

RAF Brize Norton

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