Guardian of the Army
Three concentric circles over all a Wake Knot - approved by HM King Edward VIII in May 1936. The circles represent the RAF and the Wake Knot is derived from the arms of Hereward the Wake and indicates the basic role of the unit as a guardian of the Army.
- Based at RAF Lossiemouth, one of two Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) stations in the UK
- One of the first fixed-wing units of the Royal Flying Corps
- Aircraft flown have included the Spitfire XI, Phantom FGR2 and the Tornado GR1A
- II (AC) Squadron have conducted QRA missions from Estonia as part of Baltic Air Policing
1912 - Formed at Farnborough.
1915 - 2nd Lt Rhodes-Moorhouse was the first airman to be awarded the Victoria Cross.
1944 - Brought back the first aerial photographs of the D-Day Landings.
2016 - The Typhoon FGR4 marks the 23rd aircraft type in the squadron's 104 years.