Awarded: June 1944
Blazon: In front of a Maltese Cross Argent Gules a Phoenix Or
Link: The Maltese Cross is in reference to the location. The phoenix symbolises the establishment of the station on the site of a ‘shadow’ aerodrome.
Motto: Latin: Ad repugnandum renatus – Reborn to hit back
History: RAF Station Krendi opened 10 November 1942; it is not certain when the air station ceased being an active airfield (there is no record at AHB/RAF of a formal closure date). However, operational flying ceased by September 1943 and in December 1945 it became home to HQ No 284 Wing which left on 1 March 1946. After this it appears to have become home to the RAF Malta Meteorological Office until all the British military bases were closed on 31 March 1979.
Sponsored by the Aviation History Research Centre (AHRC) and dedicated to all who served at Krendi