No. 7630 Intelligence Squadron RAuxAF
|No. 7630 (VR) Intelligence Squadron, RAuxAF|
|Active||1958 - present|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
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).
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.
To provides experienced staff officers to support air intelligence activity in the UK and overseas.
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.
- "Reserve Intelligence Officer". RAF Recruitment. 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
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