RAF Station Cranwell, Royal Air Force

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History: Formed in April 1918.

Coat of arms (crest) of RAF Station Cranwell, Royal Air Force

(Elizabeth II Version)
Coat of arms (crest) of RAF Station Cranwell, Royal Air Force

(Charles III Version)

Official blazon

An eagle wings expanded and inverted Or perched on a rock proper.
Motto: Alitum altrix = Nurturer of the winged.


The function of the unit is to watch over and protect personnel being trained there. The badge illustrates this objective. The badge was granted in September 1948.

Literature: Images from Defence Brand Portal Ministry of Defence. Information from Knights of the Sky Part 3 Support Squadron - Teams by B.R. Holliss and R. Symons.

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