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In front of a palm tree eradicated, a tiger passant guardant - approved by King George VI in February 1937. The badge commemorated the Squadron's association with Malaya, the travellers palm being a reference to the long flights so often undertake and the tiger is said to have been inspired by the labels on the bottles on the local Singaporean brew.
- Based at RAF Benson, home to the RAF's Puma Force
- Initially formed as a maritime reconnaissance unit
- Aircraft flown include Sunderland I, Twin Pioneer, Whirlwind HAR10 and the Puma HC1
- The dramatically upgraded Puma HC2 remains in great demand around the globe and on Operation TORAL in Afghanistan
1918 - Formed in Felixstowe.
1946 - Returned to the UK from Singapore.
1962 - Transformed to a helicopter unit with the arrival of its first Whirlwind.
1972 - Declared combat ready with the Puma HC1.