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RAF Badges - Flying Training Units


The table below shows the badges awarded to each unit, the monarch who authorised it, the general date of the award and, where known, the heraldic description of the design.

Badge of No 1 Flying Training School*

No 1 Service Flying Training School badge

Badge of No 2 Flying Training School

 

No 3 Flying Training School badge No 4 Flying Training School badge
No 1 (Service) Flying Training School No 2 (Service) Flying Training School* No 3 (Service) Flying Training School* No 4 (Service) Flying Training School
Authorised:  King George VI - November 1939 Authorised:  King George VI - December 1936 Authorised:  King George VI - July 1938 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - July 1952*
No 5 Flying Training School badge No 6 Flying Training School badge*

No 6 Service Flying Training School badge

No 7 Flying Training School badge No 8 Flying Training School badge

No 5 (Service) Flying Training School

No 6 (Service) Flying Training School No 7 (Service) Flying Training School* No 8 (Service) Flying Training School
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - August 1955 Authorised:  King George VI - December 1936 Authorised:  King George VI - March 1949 Authorised:  King George VI - September 1937
X No 10 Flying Training School badge Badge of No 11 Flying Training School X

No 9 (Service) Flying Training School

No 10 (Service) Flying Training School* No 11 (Service) Flying Training School* No 12 (Service) Flying Training School
Authorised:  King George VI - April 1938 Authorised:  ? Authorised:  King George VI - February 1937 Authorised:  King George VI - August 1941
X X No 23 Service Flying Training School badge X

No 20 (Service) Service Flying Training School

No 22 Flying Training School

No 23 Service Flying Training School

No 32 Service Flying Training School

Authorised:  King George VI - July 1945 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1949 Authorised:  King George VI - October 1942 Authorised:  King George VI - July 1937
No 33 Service Flying Training School badge No 34 Service Flying Training School badge No 41 Service Flying Training School badge X

No 33 Service Flying Training School

No 34 Service Flying Training School No 41 Service Flying Training School No 211 Flying Training School
Authorised:  King George VI - August 1941 Authorised:  King George VI - July 1943 Authorised:  King George VI - March 1944 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - March 1955

Flying Training School Cranwell badge

No 1 Elementary Flying Training School badge No 6 Elementary Flying Training School badge X

Flying Training School Cranwell*

No 1 Elementary Flying Training School*

No 6 Elementary Flying Training School

No 11 Elementary Flying Training School
Authorised:  ? Authorised:  King George VI - November 1944 Authorised:  ? Authorised:  King George VI - July 1946
No 1 Elementary Flying Training School badge X No 18 Elementary Flying Training School badge X

No 14 Elementary Flying Training School*

No 15 Elementary Flying Training School No 18 Elementary Flying Training School* No 21 Elementary Flying Training School
Authorised:  ? Authorised:  King George VI - July 1946 Authorised:  King George VI - February 1947 Authorised:  King George VI - April 1945
No 24 Elementary Flying Training School badge X No 205 Advance Flying School badge Central Flying School coat of arms
No 24 Elementary Flying Training School*

No 203 Advance Flying School

No 205 Advance Flying School

Central Flying School
Authorised:  King George VI - January 1944 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1952 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - October 1953 Authorised:  King George V - 9 December 1931
X X X No 1 Air Gunners School badge
School of Air Navigation No 1 Air Armament School No 2 Air Armament School

No 1 Air Gunners School

Authorised:  King George VI - February 1937 Authorised:  King George VI - October 1937 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1939 Authorised:  King George VI - October 1944
X X X

No 3 Air Gunners School

No 7 Air Gunners School*

No 10 Air Gunners School

No 13 Air Gunners School

Authorised:  King George VI - January 1943 Authorised:  King George VI - December 1942 Authorised:  King George VI - December 1943 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1945
No 1 Air Navigation School badge X

No 3 Air Navigation School badge

X

No 1 Air Navigation School No 2 Air Navigation School No 3 Air Navigation School No 10 Air Navigation School
Authorised:  King George VI - December 1950 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1948 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1953 Authorised:  King George VI - September 1948
X X X X
No 33 Air Navigation School (No 1) Air Observers School No 4 Air Observers School

No 8 Air Observers School

Authorised:  King George VI - April 1943 Authorised:  King George VI - December 1938 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1939 Authorised:  King George VI - March 1940
X X X X
No 1 Air Signallers School Central Flying School, Southern Rhodesia Empire Central Flying School

Empire Radio School

Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1952 Authorised:  King George VI - November 1944 Authorised:  King George VI - September 1944 Authorised: King George VI - May 1947

Empire Test Pilots School coat of arms

No 2 Flying Instructors School badge

No 3 Glider Training School badge

X

Empire Test Pilots School No 2 Flying Instructors School No 3 Glider Training School*

No 5 Glider Training School

Authorised:  King George VI - 7 September 1949 Authorised:  King George VI - April 1943 Authorised:  King George VI - December 1943 Authorised:  King George VI - March 1945
Electrical and Wireless School badge No 1 Signals/Radio School badge No 2 Signals School badge Badge of No 3 Radio School, RAF Compton Bassett
Electrical and Wireless School* No 1 Signals/Radio School* No 2 Signals/Radio School No 3 Signals/Radio School*
Authorised:  ? Transferred from Electrical and Wireless School Authorised:  King George VI - May 1942 Authorised:  King George VI - July 1941
X X X X
No 5 Radio School No 7 Radio School No 10 Radio School

No 31 Bombing and Gunnery School

Authorised:  King George VI - December 1943 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1943 Authorised:  King George VI - October 1945 Authorised:  King George VI - April 1943
Search and Rescue Training Unit badge

No 313 Ferry Training Unit badge

   
Search and Rescue Training Unit* No 313 Ferry Training Unit*    
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - November 1985 Based on Transport Command badge    

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.

*These badges have been produced by Steve Clements.

'X' indicates that a copy of the badge as been located and is awaiting preparation

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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