No 113 Bomber Squadron, Royal Air Force

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NO 113 BOMBER SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Raised at Ismailia, Egypt in August 1917.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 113 Bomber Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

In front of a cross potent between four like crosses gules, two swords in saltire the points uppermost pommelled and hilted Or.

Origin/meaning

The Cross marking comes from the Arms of Jerusalem but are red insted of yellow to link them with the Cross of St George. The Swords are introduced to represent the unit's role of defending the Holy Land. The Motto translates as "Swift to vengeance". The badge was granted in November 1939.


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Literature: Image from https://www.iwm.org.uk/ Information from B.R. Holliss and R. Symons Kinghts of the Sky Part Five Numbered Flying Squadrons.