No 253 (Hyderabad State) Squadron, Royal Air Force

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NO 253 (HYDERABAD STATE) SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Formed at Bembridge in August 1918.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 253 (Hyderabad State) Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

The back of a dexter arms proper embowed fesswise in mogul armour Or the hand holding an Indian battle axe in bend Or.
Motto: Come one come all.

Origin/meaning

The Squadron was supplied with Aircraft by the Indian State of Hyderabad and His Exhalted Highness The Nizam of Hyderabad suggested this badge because of this connection. The badge was granted in February 1942.


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