Awarded: January 1944

Blazon: In front of a Mullet Gules a Dagger erect Argent.

Link: The unit served in Russia, represented by the red star, in 1941 before providing fighter cover in North Africa in 1943 for the 1st Army symbolised by the dagger.

Motto: Latin: Non solum nobis – Not for us alone.

History: Formed at Gosport on 7 January 1917 and finally disbanded at Tengah on 16 January 1970.

Sponsored by Ivon Nigel Moore and dedicated to all who served with No 81 Squadron.

Battle Honours: 1. France & Low Countries 1939-40. 2. Russia 1941. 3. Fortress Europe 1942. 4. Dieppe. 5. North Africa 1942-43. 6. Sicily 1943. 7. Salerno. 8. Burma 1944. 9. Home Defence 1942. 10. Channel & North Sea 1942. 11. Mediterranean 1943. 12. Italy 1943. 13. Arakan 1944. 14. North Burma 1944. 15 Manipur 1944