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Develops and evaluates the operational tactics for front-line Typhoon squadrons.
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.
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.
Western Front 1916-1918*
Arras, Cambrai 1917*
Battle of Britain 1940*
Home Defence 1940-1944*
Fortress Europe 1940-1944*
France and Germany 1944-1945*
(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)
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