Awarded: September 1937 (BR3)

Blazon: On a grey Monolith a Cockatrice Sage-green and Dark-pink armed combed and wattled Gules.

Link: The monolith refers to the original location of the unit near Stonehenge whilst the cockatrice represents the early days of flying.The motto refers to the fact that this sqn was the first to fly heavier than air machines.

Motto: Latin: Tertius primus erit – The third shall be first.

History: Formed at Larkhill 13 May 1912 as an RFC Sqn and remains current. (1997)

Sponsored by No 3 (F) Squadron Association.

Battle Honours: 1.Western Front 1914-18 2.Mons 3 Somme 1918 4.France & Low Countries 1940. 5.Battle of Britain. 6.Normandy 1944 7.Arnhem 8.France & Germany 1944-45  9.Neuve Chappelle 10.Loos. 11.Somme 1916 12.Cambrai 1917 13.Hindenburg Line 14.Home defence 1940-45 15.Fortress Europe 1942-44. 16.Channel & North Sea 1943-45 17.Rhine. NB. Was awarded 18th Honour ‘Iraq 2003’ after completion of page.