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RAF Regiment Squadron Receives New Standard

2 Squadron has moved from Honington to Brize Norton in the last eight months.

The RAF Regiment's 2 Squadron has been presented with a new standard, following their move from RAF Honington to Brize Norton.

It has taken 2 Squadron around eight months to make the move from Suffolk to Oxfordshire.

They have gone to RAF Brize Norton to form part of 4 Force Protection Wing and align the squadron with the base's Air Mobility Force.

Officer Commanding of 2 Squadron, Squadron Leader Mark Bowden told Forces News:

"Our primary role is the provision of force protection into the Air Mobility Force, which we do on a daily basis, both forward as part of Operation Shader and mounted from here, with various different teams on readiness to go at a moment's notice in support of the Royal Air Force."

Formed in 1922 as Armoured Car Company, 2 Squadron's first standard was later presented to them in Malta.

In 1962, they became the Airborne Assault Squadron for 18 years, before resuming their Light Squadron role in 1992.

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