Awarded: November 1938

Blazon: A Boar’s head couped Argent

Link: The boar’s head is taken from the Arms of Gloucestershire making a link with this county. The boar is also noted for its fighting spirit.

Motto: Latin: Nil Time -Fear nothing

History: Formed Filton 14 June 1929 as City of Bristol Sqn changing to the County of Gloucester in 1936, disbanded 10 March 1957.

Battle Honours:1. France & Low Countries 1940. 2. Battle of Britain 1940. 3.Home Defence 1940-45. 4. Fortress Europe 1940-44. 5. Channel & North Sea 1940-44 6.France & Germany 1944.7.Normandy 1944

Sponsored by the 501 Sqn Association and dedicated to all who served in 501 (County of Gloucester) Sqn 1929-57.

Further Reading …

Fear Nothing, 501 Squadron

David Watkins

Newton, 1990

Hardback 127pp