Awarded: November 1936 (BR16)

Blazon: Two Keys in saltire wards upwards and outwards that in bend Or and that in bend sinister Sable

Link: The keys represent the Army co-operation role of unlocking the enemy’s secrets, the black and gold referring to night and day activities.

Motto: Operta aperta – Hidden things are revealed.

History: Formed St Omer 10 February 1915. Current.

Sponsored by Ivon Nigel Moore and dedicated to all who served with No 16 Squadron.

Battle Honours: 1. Western Front 1915-18. 2. Somme 1916. 3. Arras. 4. Ypres 1917. 5. Dunkirk. 6. Fortress Europe 1943-44. 7. Normandy 1944. 8. Arnhem. 9. Gulf 1991. 10. Neuve Chappelle. 11. Loos. 12. France & Low Countries 1940. 13. France & Germany 1944. 14. Ruhr 1944-45.