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A gauntlet. The badge symbolises armed strength and also commemorates the type of aircraft the squadron was flying when the badge was awarded.
- Stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California
- Became the RAF's first Typhoon squadron (in the operational evaluation role)
- Aircraft flown have included the Hurricane I & II, Canberra PR7 and the Tornado GR1
- Responsible for bringing the UK's first 5th generation combat aircraft into Royal Navy and Royal Air Force front-line service
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.