Awarded: October 1936 (BR17)

Blazon: A Gauntlet proper

Link: This badge is an example of the adoption of a symbol to represent the aircraft (Gloster Gauntlet) the unit was flying at the time the badge was authorized.

Motto: (Latin) Excellere contende – Strive to excel.

History: Formed Gosport 1 February 1915 and remains current.

Sponsored by Mr Paul Hambleton in Memory of his uncle Flt Sgt “Mo” Whiting who served with the Squadron in Burma during 1945

Battle Honours: 1.Egypt 1915-16. 2. Palestine 1916. 3. Macedonia 1916-18. 4.France & Low Countries 1940. 5. Dunkirk. 6.Battle of Britain 1940. 7. Burma 1942. 8.Burma 1944-45. 9. Home Defence 1940 10. Arakan 1943. 11. Gulf 1991.