First into Indian skies
In front of a wreath of laurel, a mullet - approved by King George VI in June 1937. The badge was based on an unofficial emblem, the mullet indicating the Star of India and the Squadron's claim to being the first military unit to fly in India.
- Based at RAF Marham, Norfolk
- Formed as an artillery spotting unit in India
- Aircraft flown include the Wapiti, Dakota I, III and IV, the Phantom FGR2 and the Jaguar
- Conducts air strikes in support of Operation SHADER
1915 - Formed at Farnborough.
1941 - Spent the duration of WWII operating transport duties in the Far East.
1955 - Moved to RAF Laarbruch, in Germany flying Canberras.
2014 - Last RAF jet unit to return from Operation HERRICK