No 45 Squadron, Royal Air Force

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NO 45 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Formed at Gosport in March 1916.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 45 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

A camel azure, winged gules.

Origin/meaning

The Winged Camel symbolises the fact that the Squadron flew Camel Aircraft during World War I. It also symbolise the long period the Squadron was stationed in the Middle East.
The Motto translates as "Through difficulties I arise". The Badge was approved in October 1936.

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Literature: Image from Defence Brand Portal, Ministry of Defence