No 111 Squadron, Royal Air Force

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NO 111 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Formed at Deir el Balah, Palestine in August 1917.

Coat of arms (crest) of No 111 Squadron, Royal Air Force

(Queen Elizabeth II Version)
Coat of arms (crest) of No 111 Squadron, Royal Air Force

(King Charles III Version)

Official blazon

In front of two swords in saltire gules a cross potent quadrate Or charged with three seaxes fesswise in pale sable.

Origin/meaning

The Cross symbolises that the Squadron was formed in Palestine. The Seaxes symbolises location to Essex in the 1930ies and the Swords indicates the role of the Squadron at the time,
namely defence of London. The Motto translate as "Standing by them". The badge was approved in October 1936.

Literature: Images from Defence Brand Portal, Ministry of Defence

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