Boldness to endure anything
Lion rampant semée de lys - approved by King George VI. The badge combines features of the arms of France and Flanders, commemorating the Squadron's battles on the Western Front.
- Based at RAF Waddington, hub of the RAF's Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance fleet
- Aircraft flown include the Gauntlet, Spitfire, Phantom and the Jaguar
- Became the ISTAR Operational Conversion Unit in 2005
1916 - Formed at Castle Bromwich.
1940 - Took part in the Battle of Britain flying Spitfires, notable squadron pilots being the New Zealanders 'Al' Deere and Colin Gray.
1948 - Flew the first ever crossing of the Atlantic by a jet aircraft in DeHavilland Vampires.
1974 - The Squadron took delivery of the SEPCAT Jaguar in the ground attack role, which it performed for the next 36 years until 2005.
2005 - Stood up as the ISTAR Operational Conversion Unit at RAF Waddington.