29 Squadron

The original 29 Squadron was formed at Gosport in 1915. Since then, the Squadron has seen active service in both world wars and a number of other conflicts. It has undergone a number of transformations. Since the Second World War, the Squadron has flown a number of types of different aircraft, including Mosquitoes, Meteors, Javelins, Lightnings, Phantoms and Tornado F3 fighters. The Squadron has been disbanded and reformed on a number of occasions, with the latest in 2003, when it was reformed as 29(R) Squadron, responsible for the technical and tactical training of all engineers and pilots for the new Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

In 2005, the Squadron moved to its current home base at RAF Coningsby and was officially ‘stood up’ for operational service. The Squadron now trains front-line pilots for current and future Typhoon squadrons. The motto of the Squadron is Impiger et Acer (energetic and keen). Paviors have often been invited as guests of the Squadron and at least one Master of the Pavior has had the privilege of flying in a Typhoon aircraft. In 2018, the Squadron was reclassified and is now known as 29 Squadron.

More details can be found on the 29 Squadron website.

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