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RAF Badges - Nos 101 - 200 Squadrons


The table below shows the badges awarded to each unit, the motto and translation where known, the monarch who authorised it and the general date of the award

No 101 Squadron badge No 102 Squadron badge No 103 Squadron badge No 104 Squadron badge
No 101 Squadron No 102 Squadron No 103 Squadron No 104 Squadron

Motto:  Mens agitat molem (Mind over matter)

Authorised:  King George VI - February 1938

Motto:  Tentate et perficite (Attempt and Achieve)

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1938

Motto:  Nili me tangere (Touch me not)

Authorised: King George VI - December 1936

Motto:  Strike hard

Authorised:  ? - December 1936

No 105 Squadron badge No 106 Squadron badge No 107 Squadron badge No 108 Squadron badge

No 105 Squadron

No 106 Squadron No 107 Squadron No 108 Squadron

Motto:  Fortis in proeliis (Valiant in battles)

Authorised:  King George VI - January 1938

Motto:  Pro libertate (For freedom)

Authorised:  King George VI - February 1941

Motto:  Nous y serons (We shall be there)

Authorised:  King George VI - April 1938

Motto:  Viribus contractic (With gathering strength)

Authorised:  King George VI - July 1938

No 109 Squadron badge No 110 Squadron badge No 111 Squadron badge No 112 Squadron badge

No 109 Squadron

No 110 Squadron No 111 Squadron No 112 Squadron

Motto:  Primi hastati  (The first of the legion)

Authorised:  King George VI - January 1944

Motto:  Nec timeo mec sperno (I neither fear nor despise)

Authorised:  King George VI - August 1940

Motto:  Adstantes (Standing by)

Authorised:  King Edward VIII - October 1936

Motto:  Swift in destruction

Authorised:  King George VI - February 1941

No 113 Squadron badge No 114 Squadron badge No 115 Squadron badge No 116 Squadron badge

No 113 Squadron

No 114 Squadron

No 115 Squadron

No 116 Squadron

Motto:  Velox et vindex (Swift to vengeance)

Authorised:  King George VI - November 1939

Motto:  With speed I strike

Authorised:  King George VI - December 1937

Motto:  Despite the elements

Authorised:  King George VI - January 1938

Motto: Precision in Defence

Authorised:  King George VI - November 1944

No 117 Squadron badge No 118 Squadron badge No 119 Squadron badge No 120 Squadron badge

No 117 Squadron

No 118 Squadron No 119 Squadron No 120 Squadron
Motto:  It shall be done

Authorised:  King George VI - 1945

Motto:  Occido redeoque (I kill and return)

Authorised:  King George VI - June 1943

Motto:  By night and day

Authorised:  King George VI - February 1945

Motto:  Endurance

Authorised:  King George VI - August 1944

No 121 (Eagle) Squadron badge No 122 Squadron badge No 123 (East India) Squadron badge No 124 (Baroda) Squadron badge

No 121 (Eagle) Squadron

No 122 Squadron

No 123 (East India) Squadron

No 124 (Baroda) Squadron
Motto:  For Liberty

Authorised:  King George VI - September 1942

Motto:  Victuri volamus (We fly to conquer)

Authorised:  King George VI - December 1943

Motto:  Swift to strike

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1942

Motto:  Danger is our opportunity

Authorised:  King George VI - December 1942

No 125 (Newfoundland) Squadron badge No 126 (Persian Gulf) Squadron badge No 127 Squadron badge No 128 Squadron badge

No 125 (Newfoundland) Squadron

No 126 (Persian Gulf) Squadron No 127 Squadron No 128 Squadron

Motto:  Nunquam domandi (Never to be tamed)

Authorised:  King George VI - April 1944

Motto:  Foremost in Attack

Authorised:  King George VI - April 1944

Motto:  Eothen (Out of the East)

Authorised:  King George VI - January 1945

Motto:  Fulminis Instar (Like a Thunderbolt)

Authorised:  King George VI - February 1943

No 129 (Mysore) Squadron badge No 130 (Punjab) Squadron badge No 131 (County of Kent) Squadron badge No 132 (City of Bombay) Squadron badge
No 129 (Mysore) Squadron

No 130 (Punjab) Squadron

No 131 (County of Kent) Squadron

No 132 (City of Bombay) Squadron
Motto:  I Will Defend the Right

Authorised:  King George VI - January 1942

Motto:  Strong to Serve

Authorised:  King George VI - April 1943

Motto:  Invicta (Unconquered)

Authorised:  King George VI - May 1942

Motto:  Cave leopardum (Beware the leopard)

Authorised:  King George V - February 1942

No 133 (Eagle) Squadron badge No 134 Squadron badge No 135 Squadron badge No 136 Squadron badge
No 133 (Eagle) Squadron No 134 Squadron No 135 Squadron

No 136 Squadron

Motto:  Let us to the battle

Authorised:  King George VI - September 1942

Motto:  Per ardua volabimus (We shall fly through hardships)

Authorised:  King George VI - April 1942

Motto:  Pennas ubique monstramus (We show our wings everywhere)

Authorised:  King George VI - October 1945

Motto:  Nihil Fortius (Nothing is stronger)

Authorised:  King George VI - November 1947

No 137 Squadron badge No 138 Squadron badge No 139 (Jamaica) Squadron badge No 140 Squadron badge

No 137 Squadron

No 138 Squadron

No 139 (Jamaica) Squadron

No 140 Squadron

Motto:  Do right fear naught

Authorised:  King George VI - October 1944

Motto:  For freedom

Authorised:  King George VI - August 1944

Motto:  Si placet necamus (We destroy at will)

Authorised:  King George VI - December 1938

Motto:  Foresight

Authorised:  King George VI - October 1944

No 141 Squadron badge No 142 Squadron badge No 143 Squadron badge No 144 Squadron badge
No 141 Squadron No 142 Squadron No 143 Squadron No 144 Squadron

Motto:  Caedimus Noctu (We slay by night)

Authorised:  King George VI - June 1941

Motto:  Determination

Authorised:  King George VI - June 1937

Motto:  Vincere est vivere (To conquer is to live)

Authorised:  King George VI - June 1943

Motto:  Who shall stop us

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1938

No 145 Squadron badge No 146  Squadron badge No 147 Squadron badge No 148 Squadron badge
No 145 Squadron No 146  Squadron No 147 Squadron

No 148 Squadron

Motto: Diu Noctuque Pugnamus (We fight by day and night)

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1942

Motto:  Percutit insidians pardus (The watchful panther strikes)

Authorised:  King George VI - January 1945

Motto:  Assidue portamus (We carry with regularity)

Authorised:  King George VI - October 1945

Motto:  Trusty

Authorised:  King George VI - February 1938

No 149 Squadron badge No 150 Squadron badge No 151 Squadron badge No 152 Squadron badge
No 149 Squadron No 150 Squadron No 151 Squadron No 152 Squadron

Motto:  Firtis nocte (Strong by night)

Authorised:  King George VI - February 1938

Motto:  ΑΙΕΙ ΦΘΑΝΟΜΕΝ (Always ahead)

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1939

Motto:  Foy Pour Devoir (Fidelity unto duty)

Authorised:  King George VI - April 1937

Motto:  Faithful Ally

Authorised: King George VI - August 1940

No 153 Squadron badge No 154 Squadron badge No 155 Squadron badge No 156 Squadron badge
No 153 Squadron No 154 Squadron No 155 Squadron No 156 Squadron
Motto:  Noctividus (Seeing by night)

Authorised:  King George VI - October 1944

Motto:  His modis ad victoriam (By this means to Victory)

Authorised:  King George VI - April 1942

Motto: Eternal vigilance

Authorised:  King George VI - November 1946

Motto:  We light the way

Authorised:  King George VI - July 1943

No 157 Squadron Badge No 158 Squadron badge No 159 Squadron badge No 160 Squadron badge
No 157 Squadron No 158 Squadron No 159 Squadron No 160 Squadron
Motto:  Our cannon speak our thoughts

Authorised:  King George VI - August 1943

Motto:  Strength in unity

Authorised:  King George VI - October 1944

Motto:  Quo non, quando non (Whither not, when not?)

Authorised:  King George VI - November 1946

Motto:  Api soya paragasamu (We seek and strike)

Authorised:  King George VI - January 1945

No 161 Squadron badge No 162 Squadron badge No badge authorised No 164 Squadron badge
No 161 Squadron No 162 Squadron No 163 Squadron

No 164 Squadron

Motto:  Liberate

Authorised:  King George VI - April 1944

Motto:  One time, one purpose

Authorised:  King George VI - March 1946

  Motto:  Firmes volamos (Firmly we fly)

Authorised:  King George VI - August 1943

No 165 (Ceylon) Squadron badge No 166 Squadron badge No 167 Squadron badge No 168 Squadron badge
No 165 (Ceylon) Squadron No 166 Squadron No 167 Squadron No 168 Squadron
Motto:  Infensa virtuti invidia (Envy is the foe of honour)

Authorised:  King George VI - January 1943

Motto:  Tenacity

Authorised: King George VI - July 1944

Motto:  Ubique sine mora (Everywhere without delay)

Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - July 1954

Motto:  Rerum cognoscere causas (To know the cause of things)

Authorised: King George VI - January 1945

No 169 Squadron badge No 170 Squadron badge No 171 Squadron badge No 172 Squadron badge
No 169 Squadron No 170 Squadron No 171 Squadron No 172 Squadron
Motto:  Hunt and destroy

Authorised:  King George VI - July 1944

Motto:  Videre non videri (To see and not to be seen)

Authorised: King George VI - January 1944

Motto:  Per dolum defendimus (Confound the enemy)

Authorised: King George VI - July 1945

Motto:  Insidiantibus insidiamur (We ambush the ambushers)

Authorised: King George VI - July 1944

No 173 Squadron badge No 174 (Mauritius) Squadron badge No 175 Squadron badge No 176 Squadron badge
No 173 Squadron No 174 (Mauritius) Squadron No 175 Squadron No 176 Squadron
Motto:  Quocumque (Whithersoever)

Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - October 1956

Motto:  Attack

Authorised: King George VI - February 1945

Motto:  Stop at nothing

Authorised: King George VI - January 1943

Motto:  Nocte custodimus (We keep the night watch)

Authorised: King George VI - November 1946

No 177 Squadron badge No 178 Squadron badge No 179 Squadron badge No 180 Squadron badge
No 177 Squadron No 178 Squadron No 179 Squadron No 180 Squadron
Motto:  Silentur in medias res (Silently into the midst of things)

Authorised:  King George VI - November 1946

Motto:  Irae emissarii (Emissaries of wrath)

Authorised: King George VI - April 1945

Motto:  Delenterm deleo (I destroy the destroyer)

Authorised: King George VI - April 1944

Motto:  Suaviter in modo fortier in re (Agreeable in manner, forcible in act)

Authorised: King George VI - April 1945

No 181 Squadron badge No 182 Squadron badge No 183 (Gold Coast) Squadron badge No 184 Squadron badge
No 181 Squadron No 182 Squadron No 183 (Gold Coast) Squadron No 184 Squadron
Motto:  Irruimus vastatum (We rush in and destroy)

Authorised:  King George VI - June 1943

Motto:  Fearless I direct my flight

Authorised: King George VI - July 1943

Motto:  Versatility

Authorised: King George VI - September 1945

Motto:  Nihil impenetrabile (Nothing impenetrable)

Authorised: King George VI - August 1944

No 185 Squadron badge

No badge authorised

No 187 Squadron badge

No badge authorised

No 185 Squadron No 186 Squadron No 187 Squadron No 188 Squadron

Motto:Motto:    Surrigere colligere (To arise and pick up)  Ara fejn hu (Look where it is)

Authorised:  King George VI - February 1946

  Motto:  Versatile

Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - 1953

 

No badge authorised

No 190 Squadron badge No 191 Squadron badge No 192 Squadron badge
No 189 Squadron No 190 Squadron No 191 Squadron No 192 Squadron
  Motto:  Ex tenebris (Through darkness)

Authorised: King George VI - February 1945

Motto:  Vidi Vici (I saw, I conquered)

Authorised: King George VI - May 1946

Motto:  Dare to discover

Authorised: King George VI - March 1945

No 193 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron badge No 194 Squadron badge No 195 Squadron badge No 196 Squadron badge
No 193 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron No 194 Squadron No 195 Squadron No 196 Squadron
Motto:  Aera et terram imparate (To govern the air and the earth)

Authorised:  King George VI -1945

Motto:  Surrigere colligere (To arise and pick up)

Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - August 1955

Motto:  Velocitate fortis (Strong by speed)

Authorised: King George VI - December 1943

Motto:  Sic fidem servamus (Thus we keep the faith)

Authorised: King George VI - May 1946

No 197 Squadron badge No 198 Squadron badge No 199 Squadron badge No 200 Squadron badge
No 197 Squadron No 198 Squadron No 199 Squadron No 200 Squadron
Motto:  Findimus caelum (We cleave the sky)

Authorised:  King George VI - June 1943

Motto:  Igni renatus (Born again to fire)

Authorised: ?

Motto:  Let tyrants tremble

Authorised: King George VI - July 1944

Motto:  In loco parentis (We act as guardians)

Authorised: King George VI - April 1942

All badges on this page are Crown Copyright and have been produced by Mary Denton on behalf of the RAF Heraldry Trust and are displayed on this page with the permission of the RAFHT.  Mary Denton and the RAFHT have probably completed half of the 'official' badges authorised but are still looking for sponsorship for the remaining badges. The work continues and details can be found on their website.

Crown Copyright is reproduced with the permission of the Directorate of Intellectual Property Rights

This page was last updated on 24/05/17 using FrontPage 2003

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