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Providing the RAF's tactical airlift capability.
The name of the Nile is an omen of our strength
In front of a fountain, a demoiselle crane's head erased - approved by King George VI in November 1938. The unofficial badge had been a sun rising over a pyramid, but tours in Russia and Sudan inspired the use of a crane (found in both countries) which, when navigating, flies high like a bomber. The fountain commemorates the amphibious role when seaplanes were flown off the Nile.
1916 - Formed at Beverley as a reconnaissance squadron.
1948 - Took part in the Berlin Airlift.
1960 - Became part of the transport fleet.
1982 - Took part in Op CORPORATE in the Falkland Islands.
2011 - Moved to RAF Brize Norton.
RAF Brize Norton
East Africa 1940-1941*
Egypt and Libya 1942*
South Atlantic 1982
(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)
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