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.
- Based at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire, and is part of the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS)
- Historically, the Squadron spent 72 years abroad from 1920 to 1992
- Aircraft flown include the Hurricane II, Meteor NF14 and the Wessex
- Teaching multi-crew and advanced flying techniques to Rotary Wing students since 1997
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.