Swifter and keener than eagles
Two eagles volant in pale - approved by King George VI in May 1937. The badge commemorates the unit's First World War operation of two-seater fighter-reconnaissance aircraft, eagles being chosen to symbolise speed and strength.
- Based at RAF Coningsby, one of two Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) stations in the UK
- The world's oldest, dedicated fighter unit
- Aircraft flown include Bristol Scout, Hurricane II, Lightning F6 and Tornado F3
- XI (F) Squadron policed the no-fly zone over Libya during Operation ELLAMY
1915 - Formed at Netheravon.
1952 - First unit to operate the Venom FB1.
1988 - Together with No V (AC) Squadron they became the last squadron to operate the Lightning aircraft.
2007 - Stood up as a multi-role Typhoon squadron.