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!
- Stationed at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, training Royal Navy and RAF pilots
- The only RAF Squadron to have spent time as a helicopter squadron to then return to fixed wing flying.
- Aircraft flown have included the Gladiator I, Spitfire I, Meteor F8 and the Wessex
- Teaches basic fast-jet training
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.