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