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Developing the capabilities of the RAF's airborne Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance units.
What if the heavens fall?
A phoenix - approved by King Edward VIII in July 1936. The phoenix was chosen to underline the Squadron's ability to reappear intact regardless of the odds.
1916 - Formed at Gosport.
1917 - First Squadron to fly Royal Aircraft Factory S.E. 5a.
1941 - First squadron to fly Hawker Typhoon.
1954 - First, and only, unit to fly the Supermarine Swift Mk.1 and Mk.2.
1963 - Fighter Command's official demonstration team, flying aerobatics with Lightning Mk.1A interceptors.
2008 - Squadron hangs up its fighter boots, taking on the role of Air C2ISR Test and Evaluation Squadron.
Western Front 1917-1918*
(Second Battle of) Somme 1918*
Hindenburg Line 1918
France and Low Countries 1940
Battle of Britain 1940*
Fortress Europe 1942-1944
France and Germany 1944-1945*
Home defence 1942-1945
(Honours marked with an asterisk, are emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)
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