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
RAF Leeming/Adams Publishing, 1990
Hawks Rising, 25 Squadron
Air Britain, 2001