Standing on a demi-terrestrial globe, a falcon close. The falcon, an Icelandic Falcon, commemorates the Squadron’s stay there and indicates the Squadron’s predatory instincts.
- Based at RAF Lossiemouth, the Squadron is the first to operate the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA)
- 120 was the first RAF squadron to be equipped with American MPA when it operated Liberator GR mk1 from RAF Nutts Corner, County Antrim
- 120 Squadron was the highest-scoring anti-submarine warfare squadron in WWII
1918 – On the 1 January 120 Squadron stood up as a Royal Flying Corps unit at RAF Cramlington, Northumberland.
1941 – CXX flew Liberator GR mk1 aircraft in the Battle of the Atlantic.
1942 - 1944 – Forward deployed, then fully relocated, to Reykavik, Iceland.
1951 – First RAF squadron to operate the Avro Shackleton – the first purpose-built MPA the UK had produced.
2017 – Stood up as the first P-8A Poseidon MPA squadron.