Awarded: Aoril 1938

Blazon: An Attire Sable

Link: The attire (antlers of a red deer) is used as an association with Scotland. It is in 6 points to remember a night in June 1918 when 6 DFC’s were won in one action. The antlers are black to indicate night flying with the 3 top points alluding to the crown of success gained by the unit.

Motto: Strike to Defend

History: Formed Montrose 7 January 1917  Disbanded Scampton 31 August 1969.

Commissioned by the Vulcan Restoration Trust and dedicated to all Air and Ground crew who served with 83 Sqn 1917-1969

Battle Honours: 1. Western Front 1918. 2. Somme 1918. 3. Channel & North Sea 1939-45 4. Invasion Ports 1940 5. Fortress Europe 1940-44. 6. Ruhr 1940-45. 7. Berlin 1940-45. 8. France & Germany 1944-45. 9.  France &  Low Countries 1940. 10. Biscay Ports 1940-44. 11. German Ports 1940-45. 12. Normandy 1944.

Further Reading …

83 Squadron, 1917-1969

Ronald Low / Frank Harper

Self, 1997

Paperback 260pp

83 Squadron

Barry Hope

Mention the War

Paperback