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II Squadron 
BadgeNo. II (AC) Laarbruch, Marham

Initially allocated HA - HZ codes, although never used. Used the following, S,H,I,N,E,Y,T,W,O,A,C and U, II & IV
(HA - HZ later allocated to No. 111)

No. II (AC) had received its first Tornados by 16th December 1988, although these did not have their reconnaissance equipment fitted. They provided aircraft and crews for the reconnaissance detachment at Dhahran during Operation Desert Storm. It's crews were also involved with the TIALD detachment at Tabuk. After arriving at Dhahran on the 13th January 1990 they flew their first of 128 sorties on the 17th January. As a result 'Gulf 1991' Battle honours were bestowed on the squadron. The squadron relocated from RAF Laarbruch to RAF Marham on the 3rd December 1991.

V Squadron 
BadgeNo. 5
Received its first Tornado, ZE292 on 25th September 1987
(unit markings had appeared on ZE256 during June 1987)

Formally stood up 1st January 1988 at RAF Coningsby, 3rd F.3 Squadron.

Declared operational 1st May 1988

initially allocated CA - CZ codes

Won The Seed Trophy for gunnery in 1989 & 1990

Deployed to Gioia del Colle for Operation Deny Flight 25th November 1993

 No. 5 Composite

Formed on 29th August 1990 at Dhahran comprising of aircraft from No. 5 & No. 29 squadrons.

Became No. 11 Composite Squadron during September 1990.

9 Squadron 
BadgeNo. IX
Received its first Tornado, ZA586 on 6th January 1982

Formally stood up 1st June 1982 at RAF Honington

Initially allocated AA - AZ codes

11 Squadron 
BadgeNo. 11
Received its first Tornado, ZE764 on 25th April 1988 at RAF Coningsby

Formally stood up 1st July 1988 at RAF Leeming

Declared operational 1st May 1988

Initially allocated DA - DZ codes

 No. 11 Composite
12 Squadron 
BadgeNo. 12
 

Formally stood up 1st October 1993 at RAF Lossiemouth

Initially allocated FA - FZ codes

13 Squadron 
BadgeNo. 13
Received its first Tornado, ZA357 during the Autumn of 1989

Formally stood up 1st January 1990 at RAF Honington

Declared operational 1st January 1991

Initially allocated KA - KZ codes although single letter codes have been used.

14 Squadron 
BadgeNo. 14
 

Formally stood up 1st November 1985 at RAF Brüggen

Initially allocated BA - BZ codes

 

 No. 14 Composite
15 Squadron 
BadgeNo. XV
Received its first Tornado, ZA411 on 5th July 1983

Formally stood up 1st November 1983 at RAF Laarbruch

Declared operational 1st July 1984

Disbanded 31st December 1991

Initially allocated EA - EZ codes
 

16 Squadron 
BadgeNo. 16
Received its first Tornado, ZA458 on 13th December 1983

Formally stood up 1st March 1984 at RAF Laarbruch

Disbanded 11th September 1991

Initially allocated FA - FZ codes


 

17 Squadron BadgeNo. 17
Received its first Tornado, ZD742 on 16th August 1984

Formally stood up 1st March 1985 at RAF Brüggen

Initially allocated CA - CZ codes

 

20 Squadron 
BadgeNo. 20
Received its first Tornado, ZA461 during March 1984

Formally stood up 29th June 1984 at RAF Laarbruch

Disbanded May 1992

Initially allocated GA - GZ codes

23 Squadron 
BadgeNo. 23
Received its first Tornado, ZE809 on 5th August 1988

Formally stood up 1st November 1988 at RAF Leeming

Declared operational 1st August 1989

Disbanded 28th February 1994

Initially allocated EA - EZ codes

25 Squadron 
BadgeNo. 25
Received its first Tornado, ZE858 on 15th December 1988

Formally stood up 1st October 1989 at RAF Leeming

Declared operational 1st January 1990

Initially allocated FA - FZ codes

27 Squadron 
BadgeNo. 27
Received its first Tornado, ZA609 on 29th June 1982

Formally stood up 12th August 1983 at RAF Marham

Initially all airframes were numbered, later allocated JA - JZ codes followed by FA - FZ when reformed as No. 12 at RAF Lossiemouth

29 Squadron BadgeNo. 29
Received its first Tornado's during April 1987

Formally stood up 1st April 1987 at RAF Coningsby

Initially allocated BA - BZ codes

31 Squadron 
BadgeNo. 31
Received its first Tornado, ZD712 on 13th June 1984

Formally stood up 1st November 1984 at RAF Bruggen

Initially allocated DA - DZ codes

 

43 Squadron BadgeNo. 43
Received its first Tornado's, ZE961 & ZE962 on 23rd September 1989

Formally stood up 23rd September 1989 at RAF Leuchars

Declared operational 1st July 1990

Initially allocated GA - GZ codes

 

 No. 43 Composite
56 Squadron 
BadgeNo. 56 Reserve (formerly 229OCU)
Received its first Tornado's on 1st July 1992

Formally stood up 1st August 1992 at RAF Coningsby

Initially allocated AA - AZ codes

 

111 Squadron BadgeNo. 111

Formally stood up 1st May 1990 at RAF Leuchars

Declared operational 1st January 1991

Initially allocated HA - HZ codes

617 Squadron BadgeNo. 617
Received its first Tornado, ZA601 on 23rd April 1982
First Tornado GR.1B 14th April 1994

Formally stood up 16th May 1983 at RAF Marham

Initially allocated single letter codes followed by MA - MZ codes. AJ-A etc is now used after the historic Dambuster raid Lancaster codes

 

 No. 617 Composite
 1435 Flight
Received its first Tornado's, ZE209, ZE790 & ZE792 on 6th July 1992

Carry F, H, C & D codes ( Faith, Hope, Charity & Desperation)

 229 OCU (No. 65 )
Received its first Tornado's, ZA901 & ZA903 on 5th November 1984

Formally stood up 1984

Declared operational as an emergency air defence unit during December 1986

Initially allocated AA - AZ codes

 TTTE
Received its first two Tornado's, ZA320 & ZA322 on 1st July 1980
 TWCU (No. 45 & XV Reserve)
Received its first Tornado, ZA542 on 26th June 1981
 RAE, DRA
 DERA, DTEO, A&AEE
Received its first Tornado, P.12/XZ630 on 3rd February 1978
 ETPS
 SAOEU
Received its first Tornado, ZA393 on 11th November 1982
 F3 OEU
Received its first Tornado on 1st April 1987