Inspectorate of Recruiting

Awarded: May 1946

Blazon: A Hurt enfiled by an Astral Crown Or

Link: The Astral Crown is symbolic of all activities connected with aviation, in conjunction with a Hurt, the circular shape of which is reminiscent of the traditional ‘King’s Shilling’ accepted by recruits in earlier days. The blue of the hurt symbolises the sky and the Crown the RAF’s control of it.

Date of Issue: May 1946

Motto: Accept

History: Formed 1919 and disbanded in 2012 (No definitive dates recorded at AHB)

Sponsored by Alec Gordon and dedicated to all RAF Recruiters