Awarded: July 1936 (BR43)

Blazon: A Gamecock proper

Link: The Sqn was equipped with Gamecock aircraft in 1926 since when it has used the bird as a badge.

Motto: Latin: Gloria finis – Glory is the end

History: Formed at Stirling on 15 April 1916

Commissioned by 43 (Fighter) Sqn in Memory of those Fighting Cocks who gave their lives serving their Country.

Battle Honours: 1.Western Front 1917-18. 2.Ypres 1917. 3.Somme 1918. 4.Dunkirk. 5.Battle of Britain 1940.    6.North Africa 1942-43. 7. Anzio & Nettuno. 8. France & Germany 1944. 9.Arras. 10. Cambrai 1917. 11. Lys. 12. Amiens.

Further Reading …

43 Squadron ‘the Fighting Cocks’

J Beedle

Beaumont Aviation Literature, 1985

Hardback 389pp