Awarded: May 1937 (BR11)

Blazon: Two Eagles proper volant in pale

Link: The eagles symbolise speed and strength and are two in number to represent the 2-seater aircraft used in the ‘14-18 War.

Motto: Latin: Ociores acrioresque aquilis – Swifter and keener than eagles.

History: Formed at Netheravon 14 February 1915 and remains current.

Battle Honours:

  • Loos
  • Cambrai 1917
  • Somme 1918
  • Hindenburg Line
  • Egypt & Libya 1940-42
  • Arakan 1943-44
  • North Burma 1943-44
  • Burma 1944-45
  • Western Front 1915-18
  • Somme 1916
  • Arras
  • Amiens
  • East Africa 1940
  • Greece 1941
  • Syria 1941
  • Ceylon April 1942
  • Manipur 1944

In memory of the English Electric Lightning and all who served on the Lightning Squadrons.