No 247 (China-British) Squadron, Royal Air Force

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NO 247 (CHINA-BRITISH) SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Formed at Felixtowe in August 1918.
Title: China-British.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 247 (China-British) Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

In front of a besant a demi-lion erased gules, crowned Or, holding in the paws a scroll argent inscribed in Chinese characters "CHU FENG".
Motto: Rise from the East.

Origin/meaning

The Squadron was a gift from the British Community in China and their Friends and was located in the South West of England. The Besant symbolises cornwall and the Lion Devon. The Donors are symbolises by the Scroll whith the Chinese Wording translated as "Fierce Wind". The badge was granted in Novermber 1941.


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