Blazon: In front of a Seax in bend sinister a Cheetah courant both proper

Link: The cheetah, a swift, aggressive animal capable of being controlled is depicted in full course and the seax with its cutting edge to the dexter emphasising its military use refers to the County of Middlesex where the unit was formed.

Date of Issue: November 1975

Motto: Latin: Celeriter defendere – Swift to defend

History: Formed as No.713 Defence Squadron at Bentley Priory in April 1940 and was renumbered No 2713 (Rifle) Squadron RAF Regiment in February 1942 when the RAF Regiment was formed, before being re-numbered No.51 (Rifle) Squadron RAF Regiment on 21 August 1947 and was disbanded in September

  1. It re-formed on 13 July 1964 at Catterick to disband once again on 31 March 1993. It re-formed again at Honington on 8 May 2001 and remains current.

Battle Honours: 1. France and Germany 1944-1945; 2. Iraq 2003


Sponsored by Dr D H Denny and dedicated to all who served with No.51 Squadron RAF Regiment.