Awarded: February 1937 (BR38)

Blazon: A Heron volant Azure

Link: The heron, a bird common to East Anglia, rarely misses its mark, becomes active at twilight and is a formidable fighter when attacked

Motto: Latin: Ante lucem – Before the dawn

History: Formed Thetford 1 April 1916. Disbanded Hal Far 31 March 1967

Sponsored by Ivon Nigel Moore and dedicated to all who served with No 38 Squadron.

Battle Honours: 1. Western Front 1918. 2. Channel & North Sea 1939. 3. Norway 1940. 4. France & Low Countries 1940.   5. Invasion Ports 1940. 6. Berlin 1940. 7. Malta 1941. 8. Mediterranean 1941-43. 9. Home Defence 1917- 18. 10. Fortress Europe 1940. 11. Ruhr 1940. 12. German Ports 1940. 13. Egypt & Libya 1940-42.