Swift and Sure
A goose volant - approved by King George VI in December 1937. It was chosen as a play on the word 'Anson', which the Squadron was flying when the badge was being designed, as 'Anser' is the Latin word for Goose, and it was felt that a heavy wild fowl was appropriate for a bomber squadron.
- Based at RAF Waddington hub, of the RAF's Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance fleet
- Developed from the 1960s as a specialist in collecting electronic intelligence
- Former aircraft include the Whitley II, Lincoln, Canberra B2 and Nimrod R1
- Key support to Coalition efforts on Operation SHADER
1916 - Formed at Thetford.
1948 - Took part in the Berlin Airlift.
1974 - The only RAF squadron to receive the Nimrod R1.
2011 - Took part in Operation ELLAMY.
2013 - Received the RC-135W Rivet Joint.