RAF HERALDRY TRUST

Our aim is to catalogue and preserve the heraldic badges of all RAF units past and present.

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Radar Research Flying Unit (RRFU)

Blazon: An Eagle displayed wings inverted Or holding in each claw a Flash of Lightning Gules Link: The badge is symbolic of an aircraft fitted with radio apparatus. The eagle holding flashes of lightning in both claws also symbolises the reliance the service places on...
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Greenock

Blazon: A Mast and Sail of a Ship proper Link: The badge is indicative of flying boats repaired and serviced at the station. It also has reference to the Arms of Greenock which include a ship in full sail. Date of Issue: June 1945 Motto: Gaelic: A’l cu, ail-suas N’as...
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Greenham Common

Blazon: Issuant from an Astral Crown Or the upper part of an Ionic Pillar proper thereon an Eagle affrontee wings extended the head lowered an to the sinister of the first Link: This badge is a Close Copy of the badge granted to Support Command which supported other...
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UK Mobile Air Movements Squadron (MAMS)

Blazon: In front of a Compass Rose of four points Azure a Swift volant wings in bend sinister Or Link: The device is intended to portray the unit’s role. The squadron is a quick reaction force of mobile and highly skilled air movements specialists who are capable of...
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51 Squadron RAF Regiment

Blazon: In front of a Seax in bend sinister a Cheetah courant both proper Link: The cheetah, a swift, aggressive animal capable of being controlled is depicted in full course and the seax with its cutting edge to the dexter emphasising its military use refers to the...
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School of Education and Training Support (SOETS)

Blazon: Perched on a Key wards to the dexter Or an Owl grasping with the dexter claw a Quill pen point downwards all proper Link: An owl is included as a symbol of learning and wisdom. The pen and key are introduced to suggest the recording and knowledge imparted at...
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Tactical Supply Wing

Blazon: In front of a Bridge of three arches Or set upon a base wavy barry Argent/Azure a Peregrine Falcon volant proper Link: The bridge symbolizes communication and is depicted with three arches in reference to all three Royal Air Force Commands and for the three...
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Croughton

Blazon: In front of a Terrestrial Globe Azure/Argent a winged Lion rampant grasping a Spear all Or Link: The badge is a Close Copy of the badge of Air Command and the winged lion, representing air power, standing in front of the terrestrial globe symbolises the global...
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Chessington

Blazon: Issuant from an Astral Crown Or the upper part of an Ionic Pillar proper thereon an Eagle affrontee wings extended the head lowered an to the sinister of the first Link: This badge is a Close Copy of the badge granted to Support Command which supported other...
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Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron

Blazon: In front of a Rose Argent barbed and seeded slipped and leaved all proper an open Book Azure/Or/Argent Link: The rose slipped and leaved alludes to Yorkshire and the open book to the Universities of that County Date of Issue: October 1972 Motto: Latin:...
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