Awarded: December 1936

Blazon: A Scorpion proper.

Link: The scorpion was in use prior to the badge’s authorisation and was based on the myth of Jupiter having granted celestial status to Scorpio, linking to the unit having been stationed in the East and using Jupiter Engines.

Motto: Latin: Scorpiones pungunt – Scorpions sting.

History: Formed at Beaulieu on 7 January 1917 and remains current. (2006)

Battle Honours: 1. Western Front 1917-18. 2. Somme 1918. 3. Hindenburg Line. 4. Egypt & Libya 1940-41. 5. Greece 1940-41. 6. Iraq 1941. 7. Malaya 1942. 8. North Burma 1944. 9. CambraI 1917. 10. Amiens. 11. Habbaniya. 12. Syria 1941. 13. Manipur 1944.

Sponsored by Ivon Nigel Moore and dedicated to all who served with No 84 Squadron.

Further Reading …

Scorpions Sting, 84 Squadron

Don Neate

Air Britain, 1994

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