No 203 Squadron, Royal Air Force

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NO 203 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Formed at Eastchurch in August 1914 as No 3 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service. Becoming on 1 April 1918 No 203 Squadron, RAF.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 203 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

Badge: A winged sea-horse proper.
Motto: Occidens oriensque.

Origin/meaning

When stationed in the Persian Gulf the Personnel of the Squadron noticed many Seahorses on the beach and adopted this design as a Badge. The Motto translates as "West and East". The badge was granted in February 1937.


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