A sheathed Arabian dagger - approved by King George VI in December 1943, and adopted in recognition of the units long association with Arabia. The weapon is sheathed to symbolise the guardian duties of the Squadron.
- Based at RAF Waddington, hub of the RAF's Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance fleet
- Flew low-level tank contact patrols in WWI
- Aircraft flown have included the Vincent, Liberator, Hunter FGA9 and the Shackleton AEW2
- Provided air security for the 2012 London Olympics
- Scheduled to re-equip with the Wedgetail AEW.1
1915 - Formed at Brooklands.
1956 - Took part in the Suez crisis.
1991 - E-3D entered RAF service.
2003 - Took part in Operation TELIC in Iraq.