Blazon: In front of a Compass Rose of four points Azure a Swift volant wings in bend sinister Or

Link: The device is intended to portray the unit’s role. The squadron is a quick reaction force of mobile and highly skilled air movements specialists who are capable of rapid deployment worldwide to provide facilities where none exist or to reinforce existing ones.

Date of Issue: February 1973

Motto: Swift to move

History: Formed as a section at RAF Abingdon in 1958, becoming United Kingdom Mobile Air Movements Squadron on 1 May 1966 and became No 1 Air Mobility Wing on 1 April 2006. MAMS formed part of the wing which is still current.


Sponsored by Wg Cdr David Powell, MAMS Team Leader 1967-1969, and dedicated to all movers who served, still serve and will serve “First in and last out”.