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No. 7630 Intelligence Squadron RAuxAF

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No. 7630 (VR) Intelligence Squadron, RAuxAF
Active1958 - present
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchRoyal Air Force
RoleIntelligence
Garrison/HQRAF Waddington
Motto(s)'Persevere'

No. 7630 (VR) Intelligence Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force is a unit of the British Royal Air Force. Personnel are largely recruited from ex-regular Intelligence Officers or long serving reservists to maintain a niche resource of Subject Matter Experts (SME).

History[edit | edit source]

It was founded in 1958 as No. 7630 Flight, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, to provide a pool of Russian Linguists to support to the Royal Air Force. In 1972 the Sqn broadened its Intelligence roles to provide analysis and briefing capabilities. In 1997 it formally became 7630(VR) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force, with a dedicated Human Intelligence role, with personnel deploying in support of Op TELIC and Op HERRICK between 2003 and 2014. In 2017 the Sqn re-rolled to its current guise to become an Intelligence SME squadron within the Intelligence Reserves Wing.

Mission statement[edit | edit source]

To provides experienced staff officers to support air intelligence activity in the UK and overseas.

Organisation[edit | edit source]

No. 7630(VR) Intelligence Squadron is administered from Headquarters Intelligence Reserves, RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Squadron personnel are assigned to work individually at HQs, stations and in support of front line squadrons across the UK and abroad.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Reserve Intelligence Officer". RAF Recruitment. 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.

External links[edit | edit source]


7630 Squadron Category:Military units and formations established in 1958 Category:1983 establishments in the United Kingdom

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