No 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force

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NO 27 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Raised at Hounslow in November 1915.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

An elephant vert.
Motto:Quam celerrime ad astra

Origin/meaning

The Elephant symbolises the Martinside Elephant Aircraft which the Squadron flew in World War I. The Motto transaltes as "As quickly as possible to the stars". The badge was granted in October 1936.


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