Awarded: November 1944

Blazon: A Bird’s Eye Speedwell proper

Link: The germander speedwell commonly known as ‘Bird’s Eye Speedwell’ is considered symbolic of the unit’s functions of photographic reconnaissance. The words ‘bird’s eye’ have reference to the camera and reconnaissance from above and ‘speedwell’ to the ground crew who see the pilot on his way.

Motto: Alone above all

History: Formed at Benson on 19 October 1942; disbanded at Wunsdorf on 6 September 1957

Battle Honours: No Standard

Sponsored by Just Wood and dedicated to all who served with No 541 Squadron