Air squadron celebrates its 90th anniversary

RAF Honington celebrated their 90th anniversary of 1 Sdr RAF Honington. They also help a remembrance service''Pictured: Dominic Howard-Kinsley (5) on a scorpion C.V.R
RAF Honington celebrated their 90th anniversary of 1 Sdr RAF Honington. They also help a remembrance service''Pictured: Dominic Howard-Kinsley (5) on a scorpion C.V.R
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A SQUADRON at RAF Honington has celebrated its 90th anniversary with a vast exhibition showcasing its history.

Serving and former personnel of 1 Sqn RAF Regiment flocked to the base to marvel at an array of equipment, weapons and vehicles from significant eras.

Events represented from the squadron’s lifespan included 1921-1945, the Cold War, Northern Ireland, Bosnia/Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Squadron Leader Jim Rowe said: “This is the oldest squadron in the RAF Regiment. We trace our roots back to the No 1 Armoured Car Company which was formed in 1921. They operated in Rolls Royce armoured cars in the Middle East.”

“This event is fantastic. I’m very proud of the troops. They’ve done an outstanding job.”

Senior Aircraftman Kai Stevens, 18, of Bury St Edmunds, who will serve in Afghanistan next year, said: “I’ve only been in the squadron a couple of months and it’s really good to see what they’ve done.” Gordon Todd, 83, of Norwich, who served in the squadron from 1946 to 48, added: “I’m very pleased with the exhibition. There’s a lot of history to take in.”