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RAF Badges - RAF Regiment and RAF Police


The table below shows the badges awarded to each unit, the monarch who authorised it, the general date of the award and, where known, the heraldic description of the design.

No 1 Armoured Car Company badge No 2 Armoured Car Company badge RAF Regiment badge Badge - No 1 Squadron RAF Regiment
No 1 Armoured Car Company No 2 Armoured Car Company RAF Regiment No 1 Squadron RAF Regiment*
Authorised:  King George VI - August 1939 Authorised:  King Edward VIII - August 1936 Authorised:  King George VI - September 1943 Transferred from No 1 Armoured Car Company
Badge - No 2 Squadron RAF Regiment Badge - No 3 Squadron RAF Regiment Badge - No 15 Squadron RAF Regiment No 16 Squadron RAF Regiment badge
No 2 Squadron RAF Regiment* No 3 Squadron RAF Regiment* No 15 Squadron RAF Regiment*

No 16 Squadron RAF Regiment*

Transferred from No 2 Armoured Car Company Authorised: ? Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - October 1972 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - September 1971
X X X X
No 19 Squadron RAF Regiment No 26 Squadron RAF Regiment No 27 Squadron RAF Regiment No 34 Squadron RAF Regiment
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1985 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1975 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - April 1977 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1973
X X No 51 Squadron RAF Regiment badge No 54 Squadron RAF Regiment badge
No 37 Squadron RAF Regiment No 48 Squadron RAF Regiment No 51 Squadron RAF Regiment* No 54 Squadron RAF Regiment*
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1975 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - April 1974 Authorised:  ? Based on RAF Regiment badge
No 58 Squadron RAF Regiment badge No 63 Squadron RAF Regiment badge No 66 Squadron RAF Regiment badge Queens Colour Squadron RAF Regiment badge
No 58 Squadron RAF Regiment* No 63 Squadron RAF Regiment* No 66 Squadron RAF Regiment* Queens Colour Squadron RAF Regiment*
Authorised:  ? Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - January 1972 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - December 1966 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - January 1967

No 2503 (County of Lincoln) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge

No 2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge No 2622 (Highland) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge No 2623 (East Anglia) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge
No 2503 (County of Lincoln) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment* No 2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment* No 2622 (Highland) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment* No 2623 (East Anglia) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment*
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - September 1987 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - June 1988 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - 1985 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - June 1988
No 2624 (County of Cornwall) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge No 2625 (County of Cornwall) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge No 2609 (West Riding) Squadron RAuxAF

X

No 2624 (County of Oxford) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment* No 2625 (County of Cornwall) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment* No 2609 (West Riding) Squadron RAuxAF* No 2729 (City of Lincoln) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment
Based on the RAF Regiment badge Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - December 1988 Based on RAF Regiment badge Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - ?
Band of the RAF Regiment badge X X X
Band of the RAF Regiment* No 3 Wing RAF Regiment No 4 Wing RAF Regiment No 5 Wing RAF Regiment
Authorised:  ? Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - August 1978 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - September 1980 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - October 1984
X X

Rapier Training Unit badge

Badge of Surface to Air Weapons Operational Conversion Unit
No 33 Wing RAF Regiment RAF Regiment Malaya Rapier Training Unit* Surface to Air Weapons Operational Conversion Unit*
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - April 1974 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1948 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - October 1989 Authorised:  ?
X Aden Protectorate Levies badge RAF Levies (Iraq) badge RAF Police badge
No 20 Squadron RAF Regiment Aden Protectorate Levies RAF Levies (Iraq) RAF Police
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - December 1986 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - December 1955 Authorised:  King George VI - October 1949 Authorised:  ?
HQ Provost and Security Services (UK) badge Provost and Security Services (Germany) badge X X
HQ Provost and Security Services (UK)

Provost and Security Services (Germany)

Provost and Security Services (Gibraltar) Provost and Security Services (Hong Kong)
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - January 1979 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - December 1983 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - June 1988 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - April 1991
X X Provost and Security Services (Central Region) badge RAF Police Hong Kong badge
Provost and Security Services (Northern Region) Provost and Security Services (Scotland) Provost and Security Services (Central Region)* RAF Police Hong Kong*
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - March 1989 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - March 1989 Authorised:  ? Based on RAF Hong Kong badge

All badges on this page are Crown Copyright and have been produced by Mary Denton on behalf of the RAF Heraldry Trust and are displayed on this page with the permission of the RAFHT.  Mary Denton and the RAFHT have probably completed half of the 'official' badges authorised but are still looking for sponsorship for the remaining badges. The work continues and details can be found on their website.

*These badges have been produced by Steve Clements.

'X' indicates that a copy of the badge as been located and is awaiting preparation

Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights

This page was last updated on 04/11/17

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