RAF reforms XXV(F) Squadron

Photo: Crown Copyright/SAC Chris Thompson-Watts


The Royal Air Force has reformed No XXV(Fighter) Squadron at RAF Valley, with the Hawk T2. The unit is now a second operator of the Hawk at Valley in the advanced flying training role after the split of No IV(Army Cooperation) Squadron. XXV will operate in the initial Hawk training phase, with IV(AC) in the advanced tactical weapons phase, reflecting the previous arrangement with Nos 208 and 19 Squadrons at Valley with the Hawk T1.

In recognition of the move, the fighter squadron status of XXV and Army Co-operation status of IV Squadron were re-instated by the Air Force Board to better reflect the long and distinguished wartime records and fighting ethos of both units.

SAC Chris Thompson-Watts

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