Our purpose is to assist in raising the profile of the Corps with the General Service Community and the public at large by providing a focal point for the collection of artefacts and documents appertaining to, and acquired by, the RAF Regiment and its Associated Forces. The Heritage Centre will be the main exhibition area to display and preserve the story of the Regiment’s history and provide a learning resource.

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Bofors 40mm L40/70 anti-aircraft gun

Bofors 40mm L40/70

More complex and more effective than the 40/60 which saw distinguished service in WW2, the 40/70 served the Regiment well in many parts of the world from 1957 until 1978 and the introduction of the Rapier missile system.

Tigercat short-range anti-aircraft missile

Tigercat Short Range Anti Aircraft Missile

The Shorts Tigercat is the land use Variant of the popular and widely used Shorts Seacat anti aircraft missile, developed and manufactured by Short Brothers, Harland and Marconi. It saw service between 1961 and 1980.

Members of 2742 Squadron pose next to a destroyed German tank in the Ardennes

The Battle of the Ardennes

Detachments of the RAF Regiment were involved in their first defensive battle in Western Europe during the Battle of the Ardennes. Those units present at the time were employed to protect RADAR stations – one of the chief commitments of 85 Group.

Rolls Royce Armoured Car as seen in the Heritage Centre

Tin Can Trams

From 1922 until they were formally absorbed into the RAF Regiment in 1946, the Armoured Car Companies of the RAF provided an unbroken period of distinguished service throughout the Middle East. This service ranged from the fertile valleys of Iraq to the history rich settlements of Palestine, from the West Bank of Jordan to the barren hills of Dhala in Aden.

Contact

RAF Regiment Heritage Centre
RAF Honington
Bury St. Edmunds
Suffolk
IP31 1EE

Opening Times

The RAF Regiment Heritage Centre is based at RAF Honington and is currently not open to the general public. Guided Tours for service groups can be arranged via the online booking form (opens in a new Window).