Awarded: October 1941 (BR44)

Blazon: On a Mount an African Elephant proper

Link: The badge is based upon the seal of Lo Bengula, chief of the Matabele tribe. The elephant is also symbolic of heavy attacks.

Motto: Latin: Fulmina Regis Justa – The King’s thunderbolts are righteous.

History: Formed Hainault Farm 24 July 1917  Disbanded Waddington 21 December 1982

Commissioned by Gp Capt Don Bretchley DMM; Alan Burl; Martin Madders; the Air Forces association of Zimbabwe and dedicated to the Crews of 44 (Rhodesia) Sqn from the Commonwealth and Rhodesia who paid the Supreme Sacrifice. We will remember Them.

Battle Honours: 1. Home Defence 1917-18. 2. Channel & North Sea 1939-45. 3. Invasion Ports 1940. 4. Ruhr 1940-43 & 1945. 5. Berlin 1940-44. 6. Normandy 1944. 7. Rhine. 8. Fortress Europe 1940-44.  9. German Ports 1940 – 45. 10. Baltic 1940-45. 11. France & Low Countries 1940. 12. Biscay Ports 1940-44. 13. Atlantic 1942. 14. France & Germany 1944-45. 15. Walcheren.