RAF Spadeadam

Awarded: April 1984

Blazon: The Head of a Roebuck proper in front of an Escallop Argent

Link: The escallop echoes the parabolic shape of all radar reflectors used by the station and also symbolic of the location as it occurs in the Arms of the Dacre family whose seat was at Gilsand in Cumbria. The roebuck is suggestive of the resident units who have to be observant and speedy in respect of their duties.

Date of Issue: April 1984

History: Opened 12 May 1976 and remains current (Dec 2016)

Sponsored by Alec Gordon and dedicated to the Memory of Tony Pielow whose persistence and determination gained RAF Spadeadam its badge.