Awarded: September 1937 (BR10)

Blazon: An Arrow point downwards Or winged Gules.

Link: The winged arrow is to indicate speed and is an allusion to the bomb being the successor to the arrow.

Motto: Latin: Rerem acu tange – To hit the mark.

History: Formed Farnborough 1 January 1915 – remains current. (1998). Finally disbanded at Brize Norton on 14 October 2005 after completion of this page

Battle Honours:

  • Western Front 1915-18
  • Arras
  • Somme 1918
  • Invasion Ports
  • Fortress Europe 1940-44
  • Ruhr 1940-45
  • Normandy 1944
  • Berlin 1940-45
  • Loos
  • Somme 1916
  • Channel & North Sea 1940-45
  • Norway 1940
  • Biscay Ports 1940-45
  • German Ports 1940-45
  • France & Germany 1944-45
  • Rhine.

Commissioned by Mr Kenneth McOwan