No 223 Bomber Squadron, Royal Air Force

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NO 223 BOMBER SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Formed at Mitylene, Greece in april 1918.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 223 Bomber Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

A lion statant Or.
Motto: Alae defendunt africam = Wings defend Africa.

Origin/meaning

The badge allude to Kenya where the Squadron was based from 1936. The badge was granted in August 1939.


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