No 85 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force

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NO 85 OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History: Formed at Husbands Bosworth in June 1944.


Coat of arms (crest) of the No 85 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

Badge: In front of a oak tree vert fructed Or on a mound vert a flash of lightning gules.
Motto: Strong to endure.

Origin/meaning

The Oak symbolises the strenght of the trainees, it also allude to the Oak from wich King Charles II watched the Battle of Naseby fought close to the location of the Unit. The meaning of the Flash of Lightning is unknown. The Badge was granted in May 1945.


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