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.
- Based at RAF Brize Norton the home of the RAF's transport and air-to-air refueling capability
- Established as a Home Defence Unit in 1916
- Former aircraft include the Bristol Scout,the DH.9, the Halifax A9 and the Mosquito FBVI
- Received the Hercules C1 in 1968
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.