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RAF Badges - Nos 600 - 1435 Squadrons


The table below shows the badges awarded to each unit, the motto and translation where known, the monarch who authorised it and the general date of the award

No 600 (City of London) Squadron badge - original

No 600 (City of London) Squadron badge

No 600 (City of London) Squadron badge No 600 (City of London) Squadron badge No 600 (City of London) Squadron badge
No 600 (City of London) Squadron No 601 (County of London) Squadron No 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron No 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron
Motto:  Praeter sescentos (More than six hundred)

Authorised:  King George VI - October 1944

The badge does not include a motto, for reason see the squadron history.

Authorised:  King Edward VIII - October 1936

Motto:  Cave Leonem Cruciatum (Beware the tormented Lion)

Authorised:  King George VI - June 1937

Motto:  Gin ye daur (If you dare)

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1940

No 604 (County of Middlesex) Squadron badge No 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron badge No 606 (Chiltern) Squadron badge No 607 (County of Durham) Squadron badge
No 604 (County of Middlesex) Squadron

No 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron

No 606 (Chiltern) Squadron No 607 (County of Durham) Squadron
Motto:  Si vis pacem para bellum (If you want peace, prepare for war)

Authorised: King Edward VIII - October 1936

Motto:  Nunquam Dormio (I never sleep)

Authorised:  King George VI - July 1942

Motto: Steadfast in support

Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - post 1999

Motto: None

Authorised:  King Edward VIII - November 1936

No 608 (North Riding) Squadron badge No 609 (West Riding) Squadron badge No 610 (County of Chester) Squadron badge No 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron badge
No 608 (North Riding) Squadron

No 609 (West Riding) Squadron

No 610 (County of Chester) Squadron No 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron
Motto: Omnibus ungulis (With all talons)

Authorised:  King George VI - July 1937

Motto:  Tally Ho

Authorised:  King George VI - August 1941

Motto:   Alifero Tollitur Axe Ceres (Ceres rising in a winged car)

Authorised:  King Edward VIII - July 1936

Motto:   Beware Beware

Authorised:  King Edward VIII - November 1936

No 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron badge No 613  (City of Manchester) Squadron badge No 614 (County of Glamorgan) Squadron badge No 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron badge
No 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron

No 613  (City of Manchester) Squadron

No 614 (County of Glamorgan) Squadron

No 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron

Motto: Vigilando custodimus (We stand guard by vigilance)

Authorised:  King George VI - June 1941

Motto:  Semper parati ( Always ready)

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1940

Motto:  Codaf I geislo (I rise to search)

Authorised:  King George VI - December 1938

Motto:  Conjunctis Viribus (By our united force)

Authorised:  King George VI - December 1937

No 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron badge No 617 Squadron badge No badge authorised No badge authorised

No 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron

No 617 Squadron

No 618 Squadron No 619 Squadron
Motto:  Nulla Rosa Sine Spina (No rose without a thorn)

Authorised:  King George VI - June 1941

Motto:  Apres Moi Le Deluge (After me, the flood)

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1944

   
No 620 Squadron badge No badge authorised No 622 Squadron badge No badge authorised
No 620 Squadron

No 621 Squadron

No 622 Squadron

No 623 Squadron

Motto: Dona ferentes adsumus (We are coming bearing gifts)

Authorised:  King George VI - June 1945

  Motto:  Bellamus noctu (We wage war by night)

Authorised:  King George VI - October 1944

 
No badge authorised No 625 Squadron badge No 626 Squadron badge No 627 Squadron badge
No 624 Squadron

No 625 Squadron

No 626 Squadron No 627 Squadron
  Motto:  We avenge

Authorised:  King George VI - September 1945

Motto:  To strive and not yield

Authorised:  King George VI - October 1944

Motto:  At first sight

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1945

No badge authorised No badge authorised No 630 Squadron badge No badge authorised
No 628 Squadron No 629 Squadron

No 630 Squadron

No 631 Squadron

    Motto:  Nocturna Mors (Death by night)

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1945

 
No 635 Squadron badge No badge authorised No badge authorised No 644 Squadron baadge
No 635 Squadron

No 639 Squadron

No 640 Squadron

No 644 Squadron
Motto: Nos ducimus ceteri secunter (We lead, others follow)

Authorised:  King George VI - August 1945

    Motto:  Dentes draconis serimus (We sow dragon's teeth)

Authorised:  King George VI - February 1945

No badge authorised No 651 Squadron badge No 652 Squadron badge No 653 Squadron badge
No 650 Squadron No 651 Squadron No 652 Squadron No 653 Squadron
  Motto:  Dirige 

Authorised:  King George VI - September 1942

Motto:  Sive Aere Sive Campo 

Authorised: King George VI - November 1951

Motto:  Ubique Speculabundus  (The eyes of the guns are everywhere)

Authorised:  King George VI - August 1944

No 654 Squadron badge No badge authorised No 656 Squadron badge No 657 Squadron badge
No 654 Squadron No 655 Squadron No 656 Squadron No 657 Squadron
Motto: Progressive 

Authorised:  King George VI - December 1942

  Motto:  Volens et Videns  

Authorised:  King George VI - April 1947

Motto:    Per Terra Seperque Caelum

Authorised:  King George VI - September 1946

No 658 Squadron badge No 659 Squadron badge

No badge authorised

No 661 Squadron badge
No 658 Squadron No 659 Squadron No 660 Squadron No 661 Squadron
Motto: Videmus Delemus

Authorised:  King George VI - October 1945

Motto:     Quovis Per Ardua

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1946

  Motto:  Designo Oculis Ad Caedem

Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - May 1952

No 662 Squadron badge No 663 Squadron badge No 664 Squadron badge

No badge authorised

No 662 Squadron No 663 Squadron

No 664 Squadron

No 665 Squadron
Motto:  Olethrion Omma

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1945

Motto:  We fly for the guns

Authorised:  King George VI - July 1951

Motto:  Vae Viso

Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - October 1953

 
No 666 Squadron badge

No badge authorised

No badge authorised

Unofficial badge of No 669 Squadron

No 666 Squadron No 667 Squadron No 668 Squadron No 669 Squadron
Motto:  Speculatum Ascendimus

Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - May 1952

    No official badge authorised but this was the squadron's preferred design 

Unofficial badge of No 670 Squadron

No badge authorised

No badge authorised

No badge authorised

No 670 Squadron No 671 Squadron No 672 Squadron No 673 Squadron
No official badge authorised but this was the squadron's preferred design  

 

   

No badge authorised

No badge authorised

681 Squadron Badge (unauthorised)

No badge authorised 

No 679 Squadron No 680 Squadron

No 681 Squadron

No 682 Squadron

    No official badge authorised but this was the squadron's preferred design  
No 683 Squadron badge No 684 Squadron badge No 691 Squadron badge No 692 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron badge
No 683 Squadron No 684 Squadron No 691 Squadron No 692 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron
Motto:  Nihal nos latet (Nothing remains concealed)

Authorised: King George VI - October 1945

Motto:  Invisus videns (Seeing though unseen)

Authorised: King George VI - 1945

Motto:  Volamus ut serviamus (We fly to serve)

Authorised: King George VI - September 1948

Motto:  Polas dum sidera pascet (So long as the sky shall feed the stars)

Authorised: King George VI - November 1944

No 695 Squadron badge No 902 (City of London) Squadron badge No 903 (County of London) Squadron badge No 918 (County of Derby) Squadron badge
No 695 Squadron No 902 (City of London) Squadron No 903 (County of London) Squadron No 918 (County of Derby) Squadron
Motto:    We exercise their arms

Authorised: King George VI - June 1945

Motto:   (Against the foe)

Authorised:  King George VI - June 1939

Motto:   (Guardians of the City)

Authorised: King George VI - November 1939

Authorised: King George VI - March 1940
No 945 (City of Glasgow)  Squadron badge

No badge authorised

   
No 945 (City of Glasgow)  Squadron No 1435 Squadron    
Motto:   (Let them beware the ambush)

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1940

     

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.

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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