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RAF Ouston

Ouston Blazon: A Lion rampant Purpure in front of a Roman Helmet Or Link: The Roman helmet has been chosen with reference to the Roman wall which runs parallel to the camp boundary and is also indicative of the Wing of the Royal Air Force Regiment stationed there who...
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RAF Oakhanger

Oakhanger Blazon: In front of a Roundel Sable charged with a Decrescent Argent a Petasus Or Link: The station’s prime function is to transmit and to receive data passed through space via earth satellites represented by the decrescent and to communicate by radio waves....
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RAF Norton

Norton Blazon: A Flash of Lightning Gules and a Chain Or grasped by two Gauntlets Argent in saltire Link: The flash of lightning and chain grasped by gauntlets symbolises the station’s main function which is to receive and test the constituent elements of mobile radar...
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RAF North Coates

North Coates Blazon: In front of a Flash of Lightning Or in bend a Ballista Gules Link: A Ballista, which is an ancient weapon for bombardment, indicates the Unit’s association with defensive and offensive weapons. The colour of the Balista is Gules as the Unit has...
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RAF Nordhorn

Nordhorn Blazon: A young Hen Harrier head turned to the sinister proper perched upon a Hunting Horn Or Link: The Hen Harrier takes its prey both from the ground and, occasionally, in flight and it can be said, therefore, to reflect the dual role of many of the ground...
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RAF Newton

Newton Blazon: An Eagle displayed crowned Argent and holding in the claws two Torches Or enflamed proper Link: This station wished to commemorate the fact that No.16 (Polish) Service Flying Training School was located there during the 1939-1945 War and was done by...
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RAF Negombo

Negombo Blazon: A representation of a demi-Sinhalese Lion Link: This unit is a staging post on the Far East trunk route and the Sinhalese Lion indicates its location. Date of Issue: November 1954 Motto: Serve to unite History: Opened 14 March 1944 Closed 1 November...
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RAF Mildenhall

Mildenhall Blazon: Issuant from an Astral Crown Or the upper part of an Ionic Pillar proper thereon an Eagle affrontee wings extended the head lowered an to the sinister of the first Link: This badge is a Close Copy of the badge granted to Support Command which...
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RAF Middleton St George

Middleton-St-George Blazon: A Canada Goose displayed proper holding the Blade of an Ancient Sword pommel and hilt to the sinister Argent Link: A Canada Goose commemorates the fact that Middleton-St-George – known locally as Goosepool – served as a Royal Canadian Air...
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RAF Luqa

Luqa Blazon: In front of a Maltese Cross per pale Argent/Gules a Castle Or Link: The design indicates that this important airfield in Malta withstood every attack against it throughout the siege of the ‘Island Fortress’ and remained on the offensive through all the...
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Latest Badges

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Filter byAllMuseum Get Directions For Driving Walking Transit Bicycling   show options hide options Avoid Tolls Avoid Highways Avoid Ferries From To Fetching directions...... Reset directions Print directions Airfield Location Map The airfield map shown here...
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RAF Cark

RAF Cark Awarded: January 1943 Blazon: A Lion rampant per pale Argent and Sable gorged with a Chaplet of Roses Gules Link: The lion is per pale Argent and Sable to symbolise the day and night training of pilots. It is gorged with a chaplet of red roses to associate it...
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RAF Bicester

RAF Bicester Awarded: January 1958 Blazon: In front of a Roundel Argent charged with three Bars Wavy Azure a Jay close proper Link: The jay is to suggest the storage functions of the station. The roundel with wavy bars is introduced in reference to the family of...
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St Andrews UAS

Awarded: Blazon: A Saltire Argent fimbriated Azure interlaced with a Mascle Or Link: This squadron of St Andrews’ University adopted as its badge his Cross together with a Mascle taken from the Arms attributed to Bishop Wardlaw who founded this university in the...
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Nicosia

Awarded: April 1961 Blazon: In front of Wings conjoined in base Or a Lion couchant guardant Gules Link: This unit, being located in Cyprus, chose as its badge a Lion – an emblem long associated with the Island since the Venetian period – and also to symbolise that the...
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Krendi (Qrendi)

Awarded: June 1944 Blazon: In front of a Maltese Cross Argent Gules a Phoenix Or Link: The Maltese Cross is in reference to the location. The phoenix symbolises the establishment of the station on the site of a ‘shadow’  aerodrome. Motto: Latin: Ad...
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No.1312 Flight

Awarded: August 2002  Blazon: An Upland Goose in flight proper Link: The Upland Goose was chosen to symbolise 1312 Flight for a number of reasons; first, it is a large bird with an association with the  larger aircraft types flown by the flight, the Hercules and VC10...
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No.84 Group

Awarded: September 1946 Blazon: A Beaver sejant Gules holding in the forepaws an Astral Crown Or Link: The Group was formed first to work with the Second British Army and in 1944 worked with the First Canadian Army. As the HQ was formed at Oxford, a beaver has been...
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Stornoway

Awarded: February 1845 Blazon: In front of a Beacon fired a dexter Hand grasping another in fesse Link: The function of this station is guiding aircraft flying over Stornoway from America to their bases in the south and the badge is      indicative of that function....
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RAF Bovingdon

Awarded: May 1966 Blazon: In front of a Beech Tree issuant from a grassy Mount a Hart’s Head caboshed Link: The station is located in Hertfordshire and has adopted a hart’s head because this is associated with this county. The beech tree is introduced to...
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