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The only Shadow R1 unit providing the RAF with crucial reconnaissance support on operations.
I spread my wings and keep my promise
A winged plate charged with a cross throughout and shoulder pieces of a suit of armour - approved by King George VI in May 1937. The badge represents a crusader in association with the Cross of St George because of the Squadron's close First World War ties with Diospolis, Palestine, the reputed burial place of the Saint, and its location in the Middle East at the time of submission to the Chester Herald.
1915 - Formed at Shoreham.
1940 - Based at Port Sudan for operations in Africa.
1942 - Primary role turned to torpedo-bombing.
1991 - Took part in Operation GRANBY.
2016 - Reformed with Shadow R1.
East Africa 1940-1941*
Egypt and Libya 1941-1942*
(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)
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