With all speed to the Stars
An elephant - approved by HM King Edward VIII in October 1936. The badge was based on an unofficial emblem first used in 1934 and commemorates the Squadron's first operational aircraft - the Martinsyde G100 'Elephant' - and the unit's long sojourn to India.
- Based at RAF Odiham, home of the UK Chinook Force
- Has covered roles from reconnaissance, night-fighter, anti-shipping to support helicopter
- Aircraft flown include the Elephant, Dakota C4, Tornado GR1 and Puma
- Providing tactical air transport to front-line troops in Iraq (Operation TELIC) and Afghanistan (Operation HERRICK)
1914 - Formed at Hounslow Heath.
1945 - Became an air-jungle rescue unit.
1961 - One of the first units to carry the Blue Steel stand-off missile.
2003 - Took part in the Operation TELIC in Iraq.
2017 - Supported the UK relief effort in the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma.