41 Squadron

Develops and evaluates the operational tactics for front-line Typhoon squadrons.

Badge for 41 Squadron

Seek and destroy

A double-armed cross - approved by HM King George VI in February 1937. The badge originated from the Squadron's association with St Omer, France during World War I, the cross being part of the town's arms.


  • The Unit is an arm of the Air Warfare Centre which is located at RAF Waddington
  • Squadron pilot Flt Lt Eric Lock was the most successful RAF pilot during the Battle of Britain
  • Aircraft flown have included the Spitfire, Hunter F5, Jaguar GR1 and the Tornado F3
  • Ensures the Typhoon remains a world leading multi-role combat aircraft


1916 - Formed at Gosport.

1944 - Destroyed 53 V-1 flying bombs in a 9-week period.

1958 - Was the last operational RAF Squadron to leave RAF Biggin Hill.

1991 - Took part in Operation GRANBY in Iraq.

2003 - Took part in Operation TELIC in Iraq.

2006 - Became the RAF's test and evaluation squadron.

Battle honours

Western Front 1916-1918*

Somme 1916*

Arras, Cambrai 1917*

Somme 1918*




Battle of Britain 1940*

Home Defence 1940-1944*

Fortress Europe 1940-1944*


France and Germany 1944-1945*



Gulf 1991

(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)


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