No 208 Squadron, Royal Air Force

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NO 208 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Raised at St Pol in October 1916 as No 8 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service. Renumbered No 208 upon creation of the Royal Air Force on 1 April 1918.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 208 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

A sphinx affronte proper.

Origin/meaning

The Sphinx alludes to the Motto and also to Egypt where the Squadron saw much service from 1920 and onwards. The Badge was approved in October 1937.

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Literature: Image from Defence Brand Portal, Ministry of Defence