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RAF Badges - Maintenance Units and Depots


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

If you would like to commission any of the missing badges (including those marked *) please contact RAF Heraldry Trust for further details.

No 2 Maintenance Unit badge No 3 Maintenance Unit badge No 4 Maintenance Unit badge No 5 Maintenance Unit badge
No 2 Maintenance Unit** No 3 Maintenance Unit** No 4 Maintenance Unit** No 5 Maintenance Unit
Authorised:  King George VI - August 1945 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1949 Authorised:  King George VI - February 1951 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - 1953
No 6 Maintenance Unit badge No 7 Maintenance Unit badge No 8 Maintenance Unit badge No 9 Maintenance Unit badge

No 6 Maintenance Unit**

No 7 Maintenance Unit** No 8 Maintenance Unit** No 9 Maintenance Unit**
Authorised:  King George VI - October 1949 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - January 1972 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1942 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - March 1953
No 10 Maintenance Unit badge No 11 Maintenance Unit badge No 12 Maintenance Unit badge Badge - No 13 Maintenance Unit
No 10 Maintenance Unit** No 11 Maintenance Unit** No 12 Maintenance Unit** No 13 Maintenance Unit**
Authorised:  King George VI - October 1949 Authorised:  King George VI - September 1937 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - October 1952 Authorised: 
No 14 Maintenance Unit badge No 15 Maintenance Unit badge No 16 Maintenance Unit badge No 19 Maintenance Unit badge
No 14 Maintenance Unit** No 15 Maintenance Unit** No 16 Maintenance Unit* No 19 Maintenance Unit
Authorised:  King George VI - May 1946 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - April 1953 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - May 1952 Authorised: King George VI - June 1949
No 20 Maintenance Unit badge No 21 Maintenance Unit badge No 22 Maintenance Unit badge No 23 Maintenance Unit badge
No 20 Maintenance Unit&* No 21 Maintenance Unit** No 22 Maintenance Unit** No 23 Maintenance Unit**
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - January 1953 Authorised:  King George VI - November 1946 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - January 1953 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - 1953
No 24 Maintenance Unit badge No 25 Maintenance Unit badge No 27 Maintenance Unit badge No 28 Maintenance Unit badge
No 24 Maintenance Unit** No 25 Maintenance Unit** No 27 Maintenance Unit** No 28 Maintenance Unit**
Authorised:  King George VI - January 1948 Authorised:  King George VI - December 1945 Authorised: .Queen Elizabeth II - June 1955 Authorised:  King George VI - May 1947
No 29 Maintenance Unit badge No 30 Maintenance Unit  badge No 31 Maintenance Unit badge No 32 Maintenance Unit badge
No 29 Maintenance Unit** No 30 Maintenance Unit** No 31 Maintenance Unit** No 32 Maintenance Unit
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - May 1952 Authorised: King George VI - October 1945 Authorised:  King George VI - December 1948 Authorised: King George VI - 1945
No 34 Maintenance Unit badge No 35 Maintenance Unit badge No 38 Maintenance Unit badge No 39 Maintenance Unit badge
No 34 Maintenance Unit** No 35 Maintenance Unit** No 38 Maintenance Unit No 39 Maintenance Unit
Authorised: King George VI - November 1947 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - October 1952 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - October 1952 Authorised: King George VI - September 1948
       
No 44 Maintenance Unit badge No 45 Maintenance Unit badge No 47 Maintenance Unit badge No 48 Maintenance Unit badge
No 44 Maintenance Unit** No 45 Maintenance Unit** No 47 Maintenance Unit** No 48 Maintenance Unit
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - 1953 Authorised:  King George VI -February 1950 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1952 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1953
No 49 Maintenance Unit badge No 51 Maintenance Unit badge No 53 Maintenance Unit badge No 54 Maintenance Unit badge
No 49 Maintenance Unit** No 51 Maintenance Unit** No 53 Maintenance Unit** No 54 Maintenance Unit
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - May 1952 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - 1952 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1952 Authorised:  King George VI - November 1947
No 57 Maintenance Unit badge No 58 Maintenance Unit badge No 60 Maintenance Unit badge No 61 Maintenance Unit badge
No 57 Maintenance Unit** No 58 Maintenance Unit No 60 Maintenance Unit No 61 Maintenance Unit**
Authorised:  King George VI - December 1943 Authorised:  King George VI - November 1947 Authorised:  King George VI - January 1948 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1963
No 63 Maintenance Unit badge X No 71 Maintenance Unit badge No 72 Maintenance Unit badge
No 63 Maintenance Unit

No 66 Maintenance Unit

No 71 Maintenance Unit**

No 72 Maintenance Unit**

Authorised:  King George VI - November 1947 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - January 1953 Authorised:  King George VI - August 1947 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - August 1955
No 90 Maintenance Unit badge No 91 Maintenance Unit badge No 92 Maintenance Unit badge No 93 Maintenance Unit badge

No 90 Maintenance Unit**

No 91 Maintenance Unit** No 92 Maintenance Unit** No 93 Maintenance Unit
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - December 1955 Authorised: King George VI - September 1946 Authorised: King George VI - September 1946 Authorised: King George VI - July 1946
No 94 Maintenance Unit badge No 95 Maintenance Unit No 99 Maintenance Unit No 103 Maintenance Unit badge

No 94 Maintenance Unit**

No 95 Maintenance Unit** No 99 Maintenance Unit** No 103 Maintenance Unit
Authorised:  King George VI - May 1947 Authorised: King George VI - February 1947 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - 1953 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - June 1958
No 107 Maintenance Unit badge No 109 Maintenance Unit badge No 113 Maintenance Unit badge No 114 Maintenance Unit badge
No 107 Maintenance Unit No 109 Maintenance Unit No 113 Maintenance Unit No 114 Maintenance Unit
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - January 1953 Authorised: King George VI - July 1951 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - January 1960 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - August 1964
No 128 Maintenance Unit badge No 131 Maintenance Unit badge No 160 Maintenance Unit badge No 202 Maintenance Unit
No 128 Maintenance Unit No 131 Maintenance Unit No 160 Maintenance Unit No 202 Maintenance Unit**
Authorised: ? Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - November 1964 Authorised: King George VI - September 1945 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - January 1953
No 216 Maintenance Unit badge No 217 Maintenance Unit badge No 218 Maintenance Unit badge No 236 Maintenance Unit badge
No 216 Maintenance Unit** No 217 Maintenance Unit** No 218 Maintenance Unit No 236 Maintenance Unit**
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - January 1953 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - January 1958 Authorised: King George VI - August 1947 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1953
X No 248 Maintenance Unit badge X X
No 238 Maintenance Unit No 248 Maintenance Unit** No 277 Maintenance Unit No 278 Maintenance Unit
Authorised: King George VI - November 1951 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1953 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - October 1953 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - October 1953
No 279 Maintenance Unit badge X X X
No 279 Maintenance Unit** No 280 Maintenance Unit No 281 Maintenance Unit No 290 Maintenance Unit
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1953 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - July 1953 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - April 1953 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - January 1957
No 390 Maintenance Unit badge   No 431 Maintenance Unit badge Aircraft Depot India badge
No 390 Maintenance Unit** No 398 Maintenance Unit No 431 Maintenance Unit* Aircraft Depot India**
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - June 1964 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - April 1961 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - December 1972 Authorised:  King George VI - July 1937

Airfield Construction Depot badge

Czechoslovak Depot badge

Home Aircraft Depot badge

No 9 MT Base Depot badge

Airfield Construction Depot Czechoslovak Depot Home Aircraft Depot No 9 MT Base Depot
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - June 1956

 

 

Authorised: King George VI - May 1946

 

 

Authorised: King George VI - October 1945

When authorised the unit had been disbanded for seven years, replaced by No 13 MU

Authorised: King George VI - November 1951

 

 

Badge - Central Distribution Agency Supply Control Centre badge No 51 MT Company badge Maintenance Data Centre badge
Central Distribution Agency** Supply Control Centre No 51 MT Company Maintenance Data Centre**
Authorised: Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - April 1967 Authorised: King George VI - August 1947 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - August 1981
X X No 2 Ground Radio Servicing Squadron badge No 3 Ground Radio Servicing Squadron badge
Field Repair and Salvage Flight, RAF Seletar Ground Radio Servicing Centre No 2 Ground Radio Servicing Squadron** No 3 Ground Radio Servicing Squadron**
Authorised: King George VI - September 1944 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - December 1985 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - 1953 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - April 1956
No 4 Ground Radio Servicing Squadron badge

No 2 MT Squadron badge

Logistics Establishment badge

Nimrod Major Servicing Unit badge

No 4 Ground Radio Servicing Squadron** No 2 MT Squadron** Logistics Establishment** Nimrod Major Servicing Unit**
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - June 1958 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - May 1957 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - February 1992 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - April 1979
Tactical Armament Squadron badge No 93 Expeditionary Armament Squadron badge Armament Support Unit badge

No 402 Air Stores Park badge

Tactical Armament Squadron** No 93 Expeditionary Armament Squadron** Armament Support Unit** No 402 Air Stores Park**
Authorised: ? Transferred from Tactical Armament Squadron Authorised:  ? Based on 2nd TAF badge
Parachute Servicing Flight badge Badge - No 1 Engineer Support Sqn Badge - No 1 Expeditionary Logistics Squadron
No 127 Repair and Salvage Unit Parachute Servicing Flight** No 1 Engineer Support Squadron** No 1 Expeditionary Logistics Squadron**
Unofficial Unauthorised ? Authorised:  ? Authorised:  ?
Badge - No 71 Inspection and Repair Squadron Joint Aircraft Recovery & Transportation Squadron badge    
No 71 Inspection and Repair Squadron** Joint Aircraft Recovery & Transportation Squadron**    
Based on No 71 Maintenance Unit  Based on No 60 Maintenance Unit    

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.

**These badges have been produced by Dave Clifford

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

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

This page was last updated on 09/05/24

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