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.
- Stationed at RAF Waddington, as part of the Air Warfare centre
- The Squadron crest was awarded after the First World War, during which the aircrew were all lost in a matter of days
- Contributes to the operational development and optimisation of the RAF's Air C2ISR capabilities
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.