Awarded: September 1942

Blazon: A Bald-headed Eagle displayed proper charged with three Stars of nine points Or.

Link: The eagle symbolises the USA with the 27 points on the starts representing the 26 States known to have provided pilots for the unit, with the 27th point alluding to those States which may have been overlooked.

Motto: First from the eyries.

History: Formed at Plymouth 27 March 1917 and finally disbanded at Bruggen on 31 May 1957.

Sponsored by Ivon Nigel Moore and dedicated to all who served with No 71 Squadron.

Battle Honours: No Standard.