No 313 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, Royal Air Force


History: Formed at Catterick in May 1941.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 313 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

A hawk volant, wings elevated and addorsed sable.
Motto: Jeden jestřáb mnoho vran rozhání = One hawk scatters many crows.


The badge is a pictorial reference to the Motto, taken from a 13th Century Czech Chronicle which relates to German intentions against Czechoslovakia. It was used as an exhortation to the Czech Nation to thwart the German plans. The badge was granted in June 1945.

Literature: Image from Pinterest

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