Awarded: July 1936 (BR1)

Blazon: The Numeral I Gules winged Or

Link: The squadron originally used as its badge a figure 1 on the national marking with a laurel wreath and between two wings.

Motto: Latin: In omnibus princeps – First in all things

History: Formed Farnborough 13 May 1912 as RFC Sqn. Remains current (2016)

Commissioned by A J & A N Mummery, in Memory of all air & ground crew who served with the squadron.

Battle Honours:

  • Western Front 1915-18
  • Ypres 1915
  • Somme 1916
  • Independent Force & Germany 1918
  • France & Low Countries 1939-40
  • Battle of Britain 1940
  • Fortress Europe 1942-44
  • France & Germany 1944-45
  • South Atlantic 1982
  • Neuve Chappelle
  • Loos
  • Arras
  • Ypres 1917
  • Lys
  • Amiens
  • ┬áSomme 1918
  • Hindenburg Line
  • Channel & North Sea 1941-45
  • Home Defence 1940-45
  • Arnhem
  • Normandy 1944
  • Biscay 1944-45
  • Rhine.
  • Note: Awarded ‘Iraq 2003’ after completion of┬áthe artwork

Further Reading ….

No. 1 Squadron

Michael Shaw

Ian Allan, 1986

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