20/v/44 – The Squadron receives its Crest from AVM Cole-Hamilton

20th May 14:10
DH Mosquito XIII MM558 ME-E (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: F/O Scott
Navigator (R): Self
NFT & A/I PRACTICE
0:55

On 20/v/44, at a whole Squadron parade, the Squadron was presented with its crest by AVM Cole-Hamilton CB CBE, the AOC of 85 Group. The AOC also spoke to the Squadron personnel about the forthcoming Invasion and gave an overview of the allied forces available.

488 crest

 

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One response to “20/v/44 – The Squadron receives its Crest from AVM Cole-Hamilton

  • Graham Clayton

    Thought there might be some interest in the fact that the original artwork for the squadron crest sent to the college of arms for approval had a rat trapped in the Morepork’s (Owl) claws and was rejected. This was not considered as being suitable by the College of Arms. I suspect they may have been concerned there would be a play on words with the Maori squadron motto which means in English “We Shake Them”

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