Mind over matter
Issuant from the battlements of a tower, a demi lion rampant guardant - approved by King George VI in February 1938. The battlements symbolise the Squadron's pioneering role in the development of power-operated gun turrets, while the lion indicates the unit's fighting power and spirit.
- Based at RAF Brize Norton, home of the RAF's transport and air-to-air refueling capability
- Aircraft flown include the Lancaster, Canberra B2, Vulcan B1 and the VC10
- Provides RAF and Coalition forces vital air-to-air refueling in support of Operation SHADER
1917 - Formed at South Farnborough.
1942 - Flew all three 1,000-bomber raids without loss.
1951 - Became the RAF's first Jet Bomber squadron in battle when it used the Canberra over Malaya.
2011 - Supported Operation ELLAMY.