RAF Medical Reserves 4626 Squadron 40th Anniversary

On 2 Apr 23, RAF Medical Reserves 4626 Squadron held their 40th Anniversary. The day commenced with a parade which included the presentation of the annual Honours and Awards.

It was also an opportunity to invite families, friends and past members to the Sqn, where medical stands were erected showing the medical capabilities that the squadron can provide:

The Reviewing Officer was Air Commodore Sonia Phythian, Head of RAF Medical Services and in attendance was Group Captain Michael Priestley, Commander Medical. Air Cdre Phythian commented on the dedication and motivation of the of the reserves and how important they were to the operational capability. She had the opportunity to speak to all who attended, particularly some the medical reserves who had recently deployed on various operations.

Flt Lt Suki Sira meeting Hd RAMS.  On behalf of the Royal Air Force Defence Sikh Network, Flt Lt Sira was presented with the  Annual Bhai Dharam Singh Award, based around Righteousness and Virtue.

The day proved to be a great success which was enjoyed by all. Officer Commanding 4626 Sqn, Wing Commander Lorrie Lawton, commented on how proud she was of the unit, particularly as all the members currently have extremely busy day jobs in the NHS, but can still allocate time and effort to support the RAux AF’s operational need.

WO Jason Price being presented with his 4th Volunteer Reserve Service Medal Clasp after completing 30 years Service


Provides personnel in support of RAF requirements for aeromedical evacuation in times of conflict or crisis.

  • Based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire
  • Personnel provide personnel to the RAF Medical Services operational medical capabilities, including aeromedical evacuation and pre-hospital and primary healthcare
  • Personnel are recruited from the NHS and private healthcare sector and from across England and Wales
  • Has deployed personnel to all major operations since its formation and also humanitarian ops such as assisting in the treatment of Ebola victims in Sierra Leone