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Providing front-line pilots for the Typhoon Force.
Energetic and keen
An eagle in flight preying on a buzzard - symbolising air combat.
1915 - Formed at Gosport and travelled to France as a fighter squadron.
1940 - The Squadron began service as a defensive night fighter squadron.
1943 - Began offensive night intruder operations defending RAF heavy bombers.
1987 - Became the first operational squadron to be equipped with the Tornado F3.
2003 - The second RAF squadron to receive the Typhoon.
Western Front, 1916–1918*
Channel & North Sea, 1939–1940*
Battle of Britain, 1940*
Home Defence, 1940–1945*
Fortress Europe, 1943–1945
France & Germany, 1944–1945*
Honours marked with an asterisk* are emblazoned on the Squadron Standard
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