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RAF Badges - Ground 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.

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

Badge - Malaya Training Centre

Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre badge

RAF College coat of arms

RAF College full achievement

 

Badge - Officer Cadet Training Unit

Malaya Training Centre**

Officer and Aircrew Selection Centre*

RAF (Cadet) College/RAF College Officer Cadet Training Unit**
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - April 1961 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - March 1967 Authorised:  King George V - December 1924 Authorised:  King George VI - March 1948
RAF Staff College badge

RAF Staff College full achievement

Badge - RAF Technical College

RAF Inspectorate of Recruiting badge
RAF Staff College

RAF Technical College**

RAF Inspectorate of Recruiting
  Authorised:  King George VI - August 1937 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - 1951 Authorised:  King George VI - May 1946
Badge - School of Aeronautical Engineering Badge - SAchool of Catering School of Education and Training Support badge School of Fighter Control badge
School of Aeronautical Engineering** School of Catering** School of Education and Training Support

School of Fighter Control**

Authorised:  King George VI - July 1938 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - November 1985 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - April 1967

Originally School of Education

Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - June 1958
School of Firefighting and Rescue badge School of Photography badge School of Physical Training badge Badge - No 3 School of Recruit Training
School of Firefighting and Rescue

School of Photography**

School of Physical Training** No 3 School of Recruit Training**
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - October 1953 Authorised:  King George VI - November 1939 Authorised:  King George VI - October 1937 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1953
No 5 School of Recruit Training badge No 7 School of Recruit Training badge X No 1 School of Technical Training badge
No 5 School of Recruit Training No 7 School of Recruit Training No 11 School of Recruit Training No 1 School of Technical Training
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - August 1954 Authorised:  King George VI - February 1950 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - March 1953 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1939

No 2 School of Technical Training badge

Badge - No 3 School of Technical Training

No 4 School of Technical Training badge

Badge - No 5 School of Technical Training

No 2 School of Technical Training** No 3 School of Technical Training** No 4 School of Technical Training No 5 School of Technical Training**
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - March 1987 Authorised:  King George VI - March 1939 Authorised:  King George VI - August 1944 Authorised:  King George VI - August 1944
Badge - No 6 School of Technical Training Badge - No 7 School of Technical Training No 8 School of Texhnical Training badge Badge - No 9 School of Technical Training
No 6 School of Technical Training** No 7 School of Technical Training** No 8 School of Technical Training** No 9 School of Technical Training**
Authorised:  King George VI - March 1942 Authorised:  King George VI - August 1944 Authorised:  King George VI - October 1942 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - April 1962

No 10 School of Technical Training badge

Badge - No 11 School of Technical Training

Badge - No 15 School of Technical Training
No 10 School of Technical Training* No 11 School of Technical Training** No 12 School of Technical Training** No 15 School of Technical Training**
Authorised:  King George VI - May 1947 Authorised:  King George VI - July 1944 Authorised:  King George VI - 1944 Authorised:  ?
Administrative Apprentice Training School badge Badge - Bomber Command Armament School Central Air Traffic Control School badge Chaplains' School badge
Administrative Apprentice Training School Bomber Command Armament School** Central Air Traffic Control School* Chaplains' School**
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - June 1959 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - August 1957 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - December 1964 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - September 1960
Electrical and Wireless School badge Badge - No 1 Initial Training School Intelligence School badge Badge - Joint School of Photographic Interpretation
Electrical and Wireless School** No 1 Initial Training School** Intelligence School Joint School of Photographic Interpretation**
Authorised:  King George VI - October 1937:  ? Authorised:  King George VI - October 1949 Authorised:  King George VI - June 1943 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - January 1967
Badge - Joint  Services Language School Marine Craft Training School badge Movements School badge Officers Advanced Training School badge
Joint  Services Language School** Marine Craft Training School

Movements School

Officers Advanced Training School**
Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - 1962 Authorised:  King George VI - April 1944 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - January 1957 Authorised:  King George VI - December 1948
No 1 Parachute Training School Badge RAF (Belgian) Technical Training School badge Badge - Communications Analysis Training School Training Development and Support Unit badge

No 1 Parachute Training School**

RAF (Belgian) Technical Training School** Communications Analysis Training School** Training Development and Support Unit**
Authorised:  King George VI - July 1944 Authorised:  King George VI - February 1947 Authorised:  Queen Elizabeth II - July 1969: Authorised:  ?
Firefighting and Rescue Service badge Air Battlespace Training Centre badge WRAF Depot badge School of Combat Survival and Rescue badge

Firefighting and Rescue Service**

Air Battlespace Training Centre** WRAF Depot** School of Combat Survival and Rescue
Authorised:  ? Transferred from Air Fighting Development Squadron  Authorised: Queen Elizabeth II - July 1953 Authorised:
Badge of the Officer Training Academy      
Officer Training Academy**      
Authorised:  ?      

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 or other parties.

**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 02/02/24

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