History of the 602 Squadron
1st July 2006
602 Squadron was reformed on the 1st of July 2006. The Squadron's role is to provide operational support to the RAF's intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) units at RAF Kinloss and RAF Waddington, as well as other deployed locations as needed (individual deployments to date have included Kinloss, Cyprus and Iraq). It does this by specialising in the operational support roles, which encompass Flight Operations Officers (Commissioned Officers), Flight Operations Managers (Non-Commissioned Officers), Flight Operations Assistants (Junior Ranks), Intelligence Officers (Commissioned Officers) and Intelligence Analysts (both Non-Commissioned Officers and Junior Ranks).