No 520 Squadron, Royal Air Force

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NO 520 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Formed at Gibraltar in September 1943.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 520 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

a dove azure holding in its beak an olive branch gules.
Motto: Tomorrows weather today.

Origin/meaning

The dove returning to Noah's Ark with an olive branch could be considered the first meterological flight and the unit has chosen this to reprensent its role. The badge was granted in July 1945.


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