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Training the crews of the RAF's Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance fleet
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.
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.
Western Front 1916-1918
Home Defence 1940-1945
France and Low Countries 1940
Battle of Britain1940*
Fortress Europe 1941*
Eastern Waters 1943-1945*
(Honours marked with an asterisk, are emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)
RC-135W Rivet Joint
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