Awarded: May 1975
Blazon: A Claymore erect Argent the blade surmounting Water barry wavy of four proper.
Link: The badge represents the station’s role as being a deployment base for defence of the seas
Motto: Gaelic: Airm a dhion adhna fairgeachan – Arms to defend the sea.
History: Transferred from Royal Navy command to the RAF on 27 May 1963 and remains current.
Sponsored and dedicated by his brothers in memory of Group Captain Howard Delve (1943-2006), Station Commander, RAF Machrihanish, May 1990 – April 1992