RAF Wyton

Awarded: October 1956

Blazon: A Sun in Splendour Or surmounted of a Bow fesswise the strings uppermost Sable overall a Sword point upwards Argent hilted and pomelled Or

Link: The bow is introduced to suggest the proximity of Huntingdon, and the sun to represent light, without which daylight reconnaissance and photographic functions of the unit would be impossible. The sword suggests the unit’s task in time of war

Date of Issue: October 1956

Motto: Latin: Verum exquiro – Seek the Truth

History: Wyton airfield has been in military use by the RFC and its successor, the RAF, since 1916. After amalgamating with RAF Brampton in the mid-1990s, followed in 2001 by Henlow and Stanbridge, it became the RAF’s largest station in terms of geography and personnel numbers. On 2 April 2012 the tri-site of Brampton/Wyton/Henlow was disbanded. Responsibility for Brampton Wyton was assumed by the new Joint Forces Command and the closure of Brampton in December 2013 led to the command and control of the Station transferring to RAF Wyton, which remains current.

Sponsored by Ken Delve in memory of an excellent tour at Wyton with 39(PR) Squadron, and in appreciation of the work of all those who served at Wyton in World War One, World War Two, and the Cold War