No 127 Squadron, Royal Air Force

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Official blazon

A tarantula Or.

Origin/meaning

The Tarantula is indigenous to Iraq where the Squadron served. The Unit also considers that their "sting" is just as great in proportion to its size as that of the spider. The Motto translates as "Out of the East". The badge was granted in January 1945.


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Literature: Image from https://www.iwm.org.uk/ Information from B.R. Holliss and R. Symonds Knights of the Sky Part Five Numbered Flying Squadrons