Awarded: February 1937 (BR37)

Blazon: A Broom Azure handled Gules

Link: The broom commemorates Major Mannock VC who used to exhort his pilots to “Sweep the ****** Huns from the Air”.

Motto: Latin: Hostem a coelo expellere – To drive the enemy from the sky

History: Formed Gosport 26 February 1916 Disbanded Upwood 1 February 1957

Sponsored by Ivon Nigel Moore and dedicated to all who served with No 40 Squadron.

Battle Honours: No Standard.