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. The roundel depicted black, represents the dark continuum of space through which the radio waves have to pass. The Petasus, the winged helmet of Mercury, symbolises the carriage of those messages past the earth’s boundary.

Date of Issue: July 1974

Motto: Latin: Ultra tellurem dico – I speak beyond the earth

History: Transferred from Army Department on 20 December 1967 Closed as an RAF Station on 30 June 2003, although an RAF presence was maintained until 20 December 2003 when it passed to civilian control.

Sponsored by Just wood and dedicated to all who served at RAF Station Oakhanger