Awarded: June 1937 (BR31)

Blazon: In front of a Wreath of Laurel Vert ribboned Gules a Mullet Or.

Link: The mullet represents the Star of India with the laurel wreath alluding to the high honour achieved by the Squadron.

Motto: Latin: In caelum indicum primus – First into the Indian skies.

History: Formed Farnborough 11 October 1915.

Sponsored by Ivon Nigel Moore and dedicated to all who served with No 31 Squadron.

Battle Honours: 1. North-West Frontier 1916-18. 2. Iraq 1941. 3. Egypt & Libya 1941-42. 4. Burma 1941-42. 5. North Burma 1943-44. 6. Arakan 1943-44. 7. Manipur 1944. 8. Burma 194445. 9. Syria 1941. 10. Gulf 1991.

Further Reading …

First in the Indian Skies, 31 Squadron

Norman Franks

RAF Collection

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