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Part of the Defence Helicopter Flying School providing Rotary Wing training.
I strive through difficulties to the sky
A markhor's head - approved by King George VI in December 1937. Chosen to commemorate many years of service in North-West India, the markhor being a mountain goat frequenting the Khyber Pass. The horns of a markhor were presented to the Squadron in 1964.
1916 - Formed at Gosport.
1929 - Col T E Lawrence, DSO was attached to the Squadron.
1959- Changed roles to a night fighter/ all weather interceptor squadron at RAF Tengah
1992 - Became a helicopter squadron at RAF Benson.
1997 - Became part of DHFS at RAF Shawbury.
Western Front 1916-1918*
Arras, Somme 1918
North West Frontier 1930-1931
North West Frontier 1925-1939
North Burma 1944
(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard).
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