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The operational test and evaluation squadron for the F-35B Lightning.
Strive to excel
A gauntlet. The badge symbolises armed strength and also commemorates the type of aircraft the squadron was flying when the badge was awarded.
1915 - Formed at Gosport and saw service in the Middle East.
1940 - Took part in the Battle of Britain.
1941 - Moved to the Far East, where it spent the rest of the War.
1991 - Took part in the first Gulf War flying the Tornado GR1.
2003 - The first RAF squadron to receive the Eurofighter Typhoon.
2014 - The first UK squadron to take delivery of F-35B Lightning.
France & Low Countries 1940*
Home Defence 1940
Battle of Britain 1940*
(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)
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