Awarded: 1951

Blazon: An Arrow Point upwards Azure enfiled by an Astral Crown Or.

Link: The crown represents the service and success in all matters taught at the college whilst the arrow suggests straight and rapid progress to the students target.

Motto: Progress.

History: The College formed at Manby on 1 June 1949 to combine certain aspects of the work of the Empire Flying School, the Empire Air Navigation School and the Empire Air Armament School with a view to integrating more closely their studies and doctrines. It was renamed the RAF College of Air Warfare on 1 July 1962 and disbanded on 1 April 1974 after transferring its tasks to RAF College Cranwell.

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Awarded: June 1951

Blazon: Shield: Azure semee of Mullets Or a Cresset enflamed proper within a Compass Ring Or lettered Sable.

Crest: Issuant from an Astral Crown Or a Pelican wings elevated Azure gorged with a Naval Crown Or. Mantling: Azure doubled Or.

Motto: Progress.

Link: The blue star studded shield represents the sky and the stars are an aid to navigation. On to this is superimposed the badge of the Empire Air Armament School although the gold circlet bearing its name is now a compass ring within which the enflamed cresset represents knowledge and learning. Additionally, beacons have been used as navigation aids since the days of early Greece and their use for communication, particularly in early warning systems is even older. The Astral crown represents aviation whilst the Naval Crown around the pelican’s neck represents the Royal Navy’s interest in Air warfare and the College. The pelican also represents a seat of learning and was also used in the Armorial Bearings of the Central Flying School.

History: The College formed at Manby on 1 June 1949 to combine certain aspects of the work of the Empire Flying School, the Empire Air Navigation School and the Empire Air Armament School with a view to integrating more closely their studies and doctrines. It was renamed the RAF College of Air Warfare on 1 July 1962 and disbanded on 1 April 1974 after transferring its tasks to RAF College Cranwell.

Sponsored by Just Wood and dedicated to all who served at the RAF Flying College.