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Delivers advanced flying training to fast jet aircrew trainees
A swift volant - approved by HM King George VI in February 1938, and intended to symbolise speed. An earlier unofficial emblem consisting of a quartered shield depicting a foaming tankard, a scroll of 'bumph', a heart pierced by an arrow and five aces, one of them a joker, was not submitted!
1917 - Formed at Upavon, but swiftly moved to Basrah, Iraq.
1940 - Flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain.
1942 - Took part on operations in North Africa.
1961 - Disbanded as Fighter Squadron at RAF Leconfield.
1962 - Reformed as Helicopter unit at RAF Odiham.
2002 - Squadron number re-assigned as Reserve Unit at Linton on Ouse.
Channel and North Sea 1939-1942
Battle of Britain 1940*
Fortress Europe 1941-1942*
North Africa 1942-1943*
Italy 1943-1945 Salerno*
Anzio and Nettuno*
(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard)
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