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424th Air Base Squadron

In April 1995 the 7020th ABS was re-designated the 424th Air Base Squadron (424th ABS)


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424th Air Base Squadron
Always Ready

Always Ready 
424th Air Base Squadron

424th Air Base Squadron
Always Ready
Different Colours
 

The 3 elements of the patch that are represented are the bomb on the bottom right (for the munitions unit at Welford), 
the runway (one of the longest in the UK at the time) and the globe (symbolizing global reach).




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424th ABS - "ALWAYS READY ANYTIME VERY TIME"
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424th ABS - Commanders Award For Excellence 
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420th Air Base Group

On 14 January 2004, the 420th Air Base Group (420 ABG) was established at RAF Fairford

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Together We Prevail 
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 Together We Prevail Subdued

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the
primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of
Air Force personnel. The red cross denotes the Cross of St. Michael, symbolic of England, host
to the units under this command. The Air Force roundel is a reminder of the group’s Second
World War roots and its long, proud history of mission accomplishments. The polestar
represents the single true course followed by the unit, the vital role it plays in the success of
NATO.


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420th ABG Commander - "Airpowah"
 
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420th ABG Commander - Together We Prevail
 
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Team 420 - Home Of The Fairford Fox
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The 420th Air Base Group was officially de-activated on Tues 6th Oct 2009




420th Air Base Squadron



Activated 12th May 2005 - RAF Fairford
Assigned to 420th ABG

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the
primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of
Air Force personnel. The globe and flight line supported by the armored hands represent the
squadron’s mission: to support flight operations as part of Air Force global reach. The motto
“Animis Opibusque Parati” in Latin translates to English “Ready for Anything.”


 
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420th Air Base Squadron - Animis Opibusque Parati
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420th Civil Engineer Squadron


Activated 12th May 2005 - RAF Fairford
Assigned to 420th ABG

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the
primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of
Air Force personnel. The knight signifies the unyielding determination of squadron personnel,
their will to fight and their might to make it happen. The runway alludes to the unit’s forward
operating location and its ties to NATO.




420th Munitions Squadron



Activated 12th May 2005
Assigned to 420th ABG


Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the
primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of
Air Force personnel. The Anglo-Saxon battle axe alludes to the geographical location of the
RAF Welford relative to the nearby town of Wantage, which stands in isolation amid the English
countryside. The Anglo-Saxon Thorn Rune on the battle axe signifies “Silent Strength Waiting
to be Unleashed”. The MK 84 JDAM missile signifies the explosive power and the era of
Precision Engagement. The enflamed bomb shell represents the squadron’s unyielding
determination and might for mission successes.

The 420th Munitions Squadron, realigned under the 422 ABG July 1 2009.
It remains in place at RAF Welford




420th Security Forces Squadron


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Activated 12th May 2005 - RAF Fairford
Assigned to 420th ABG


Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the
primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of
Air Force personnel. The rampant griffin symbolizes security forces guarding Air Force
personnel and resources. The unit’s Latin motto “IN OMINA PARATUS” in English means
“Prepared for all Things.”


 
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MOD / 420th SFS
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420th Logistics Readiness Squadron

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Activated 12th May 2005 - RAF Fairford
Assigned to 420th ABG

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the
primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of
Air Force personnel. The lightning bolt represents the speed of Combat Agile Support being
displayed on the Supply, Vehicle Maintenance, Transportation and Logistics Plans duty badges.
The wrench symbolizes the largest mission of maintaining War Reserve Material assets in
support of NATO’s only Global Power Forward Operating Location. Collectively, all elements
combined represent the motto, “Global Support.”



 
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420th Logistics Readiness Squadron
"Never A Dull Moment - Get Sum!"
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420th Logistice Readiness Squadron - Commanders Coin
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Air Force Sergeants Association
Cotswold Chapter - Taking Care of Our Own
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RAF Fairford / RAF Welford England
RAF Fairford Top 3 - Leading Tomorrows Leaders Today
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From 2010 the 420th ABS was assigned to the 422nd ABG located at RAF Croughton