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RAF Badges - RAF Regiment and RAF Police


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.

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

No 1 Armoured Car Company badge

No 2 Armoured Car Company badge

RAF Regiment badge

Badge - No 1 Squadron RAF Regiment

No 1 Armoured Car Company No 2 Armoured Car Company RAF Regiment No 1 Squadron RAF Regiment**
Authorised:  King George VI - August 1939 Authorised:  King Edward VIII - August 1936 Authorised:  King George VI - September 1943 Transferred from No 1 Armoured Car Company

Badge - No 2 Squadron RAF Regiment

Badge - No 3 Squadron RAF Regiment Badge - No 15 Squadron RAF Regiment No 16 Squadron RAF Regiment badge
No 2 Squadron RAF Regiment** No 3 Squadron RAF Regiment** No 15 Squadron RAF Regiment**

No 16 Squadron RAF Regiment**

Transferred from No 2 Armoured Car Company Authorised: ? Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - October 1972 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - September 1971
Badge - No 19 Squadron RAF Regiment Badge - No 20 Squadron RAF Regiment Badge - No 26 Squadron RAF Regiment Badge - No 27 Squadron RAF Regiment
No 19 Squadron RAF Regiment** No 20 Squadron RAF Regiment** No 26 Squadron RAF Regiment** No 27 Squadron RAF Regiment**
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1985 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - December 1986 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1975 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - April 1977
Badge - No 34 Squadron RAF Regiment Badge - No 37 Squadron RAF Regiment Badge - No 48 Squadron RAF Regiment No 51 Squadron RAF Regiment badge
No 34 Squadron RAF Regiment** No 37 Squadron RAF Regiment** No 48 Squadron RAF Regiment** No 51 Squadron RAF Regiment
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1973 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1975 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - April 1974 Authorised:  ?
No 54 Squadron RAF Regiment badge No 58 Squadron RAF Regiment badge No 63 Squadron RAF Regiment badge No 66 Squadron RAF Regiment badge
No 54 Squadron RAF Regiment** No 58 Squadron RAF Regiment** No 63 Squadron RAF Regiment** No 66 Squadron RAF Regiment**
Based on RAF Regiment badge Authorised:  ? Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - January 1972 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - December 1966
Queens Colour Squadron RAF Regiment badge Badge - King's Colour Squadron    
Queen's Colour Squadron RAF Regiment** King's Colour Squadron RAF Regiment**    
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - January 1967 Transferred from Queen's Colour Squadron    

No 2503 (County of Lincoln) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge

No 2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge No 2622 (Highland) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge No 2623 (East Anglia) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge
No 2503 (County of Lincoln) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment** No 2620 (County of Norfolk) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment** No 2622 (Highland) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment** No 2623 (East Anglia) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment**
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - September 1987 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - June 1988 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - 1985 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - June 1988
No 2624 (County of Cornwall) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge No 2625 (County of Cornwall) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge Badge - No 2609 (West Riding) Squadron RAuxAF No 2729 (City of Lincoln) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment badge
No 2624 (County of Oxford) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment** No 2625 (County of Cornwall) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment** No 2609 (West Riding) Squadron RAuxAF** No 2729 (City of Lincoln) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment**
Based on the RAF Regiment badge Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - December 1988 Based on RAF Regiment badge Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - ?
Band of the RAF Regiment badge No 3 Wing RAF Regiment badge Badge - No 4 Wing RAF Regiment No 5 Wing RAF Regiment badge
Band of the RAF Regiment* No 3 Wing RAF Regiment** No 4 Wing RAF Regiment** No 5 Wing RAF Regiment**
Authorised:  ? Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - August 1978 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - September 1980 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - October 1984
Badge - No 33 Wing RAF Regiment Badge - RAF Regiment Malaya

Rapier Training Unit badge

Badge of Surface to Air Weapons Operational Conversion Unit
No 33 Wing RAF Regiment** RAF Regiment Malaya** Rapier Training Unit** Surface to Air Weapons Operational Conversion Unit**
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - April 1974 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1948 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - October 1989 Authorised:  ?
  Aden Protectorate Levies badge RAF Levies (Iraq) badge RAF Police badge
  Aden Protectorate Levies RAF Levies (Iraq) RAF Police
  Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - December 1955 Authorised:  King George VI - October 1949 Authorised:  ?
HQ Provost and Security Services (UK) badge Provost and Security Services (Germany) badge Badge - Provost and Security Services (Gibraltar) Badge - Provost and Security Services (Hong Kong)
HQ Provost and Security Services (UK)

Provost and Security Services (Germany)

Provost and Security Services (Gibraltar)** Provost and Security Services (Hong Kong)**
Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - January 1979 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - December 1983 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - June 1988 Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - April 1991
Badge - Provost and Security Services (Northern Region) Badge - Provost and Security Services (Scotland) Provost and Security Services (Central Region) badge RAF Police KaiTak badge
Provost and Security Services (Northern Region)** Provost and Security Services (Scotland)** Provost and Security Services (Central Region)** RAF Police Kai Tak**
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - March 1989 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - March 1989 Authorised:  ? Based on RAF Hong Kong badge
Badge of No 1 (Tactical) Police Squadron Badge - RAF Police Sek Kong    
No 1 (Tactical) Police Squadron** RAF Police Sek Kong**    
Authorised:  Based on RAF Hong Kong 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 sponsorship

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

This page was last updated on 20/04/24

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