Awarded: Otrober 1936

Blazon: On a Gauntlet a Hawk rising affrontee all proper.

Link: The device is a badge long associated with the squadron which was at Hawkinge when the badge was authorised.

Motto: Latin: Feriens tego – Striking I defend

History: Formed Montrose 25 September 1915. Current. NB. Disbanded at Leeming on 4 April 2008 after completion of artwork.

Battle Honours: 1. Western Front 1916-18. 2.Ypres 1917. 3.Cambrai 1917. 4.Somme 1918. 5.Battle of Britain 1940. 6.Fortress Europe 1943-44. 7.Home Defence 1940-45. 8.France & Germany 1944-45. 9.Home Defence 1916. 10.Somme 1916.           11.Arras.   12.Lys. 13.Hindenburg Line. 14.Channel & North Sea 1939-41.

Commissioned by No 25 (F) Squadron Association.

Further Reading …

25 Squadron, 75 Glorious Years

Various authors

RAF Leeming/Adams Publishing, 1990

Paperback 42pp

Hawks Rising, 25 Squadron

Francis Mason

Air Britain, 2001

Hardback 278pp