Each One Tenacious
A puma salient - the design embodies firstly the squadron's history as a unit of the Independant Air Force and later as a Night Bombing Squadron. Secondly, Tenacity of Purpose, illustrated by the gallantry of daylight raids on Germany during the First World War and the tenacity required by aircrew of Night Bombing aircraft. Hence the selection of the Black Puma as the main emblem; independant in its habits and credited as being of the nobler beast of prey.
- Based at RAF Brize Norton the home of the RAF's transport and air-to-air refueling capability
- The first unit to convert to Wellington Bombers in WWII
- Former aircraft include the DH.9 bomber and the Britannia
- Supported the hurricane relief effort in Belize in 1961 and in the Caribbean in 2017
1917 - Formed at Yatesbury as a bomber Squadron.
1940 - Flew during WWII as part of Bomber Command.
1945 - Converted from bombers to become a Transport Command Squadron.
1956 - Dropped Paratroops during the Suez Crisis.
1970 - Moved to RAF Brize Norton.
2000 - Reformed as sole UK operator of the C17 Globemaster III.