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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German marines in Kos

2909 Squadron – Last Stand on Cos

Formed at Gianallis in the Middle East in May 1943 in the Light Anti-Aircraft role, 2909 Squadron was selected to be part of Operation “Accolade” (the invasion of Cos), whilst based at Hadera.

Field Squadron 25-pounders in a camoflaged, sandbagged position..

2721 Field Squadron – Op Torch 1942

Formed as No 721 Squadron at Mildenhall in July 1941, having been unnumbered from the previous April and absorbed into the RAF Regiment on 1 Feb 1942. Numbered, it moved to RAF Kenley in 1942, converting to a Field Squadron in October 1942.

Corporal Saleh Haiderah Yafai, Military Medal pictured wearing 1939-45 Defence and War ribbons.

Corporal Saleh Haiderah Yafai MM

The lack of political cohesion in the region made the South Arabian scene very confused, with fragmented, rival groups contending for power in the Yemen. Some tribes such as the Upper Yafai were out of reach of any power block. Consequently, members of the Yafai tribe were highly valued members of the Aden Protectorate Levies (APL) predominantly for their reliability and independence.

Squadron Leader Michael Peter Casano, MC with Butch the dog.

Squadron Leader M P Casano MC

Between April – June 1941, the Iraqis led by Rashid Ali, and with the backing of the Axis powers, rose againt the British in what became known as the “Iraqi Revolt”.

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. Booking Enquiries ONLY: 01359 237963.

Regiment Shop contact details: 01359 237865 (Tues and Weds only)