38 Sqn Crest

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38 Sqn Crest

This Crest can be engraved on any items(s) selected from the EngraveFast.co.uk site.

Rafbratsmerchandise has paid for this Crest to be digitised.

Note: Discounts are available for multiple Crests.
The Engraving process does not produce an image in colour, please see the black & white image for EngraveFast's copy of the crest (The circular dotted lines on the same arc as the text on the black and white image are not engraved)


Squadron History 1945 - 1992
Badge: - A heron volant
Motto: - Ante Lucem Before the dawn
38 Squadron moved to Malta In July 1945 and converted from its Wellingtons to Warwicks for air sea rescue ARS duties following its anti-shipping wartime role. The Squadron deployed detatchments to Greece and North Africa and converted to Lancasters in 1946 and relocated to Palestine. The Squadron returned to Malta in 1948 resuming reconnaissance and air sea rescue duties re-equipping with Shackletons in 1954 and deploying detachments to Gibraltar and Egypt and to the Persian Gulf. 38 Squadron disbanded at Hal Far Malta on 31 March 1967.
38 Squadron reformed on 1 July 1970 at RAF St Mawgan as 38 Reserve Squadron as the shadow squadron for 236 Operational Conversion Unit OCU on the renaming of the Maritime Operational Training Unit to train crews for the Nimrod. In times of war the OCU would provide front line combat cover with their Nimrods as 38 Squadron.
The Squadron moved with 42 Squadron to RAF Kinloss in 1992. 38 Reserve Squadron and 236 OCU disbanded on 1 October 1992 when it was renamed 42 Reserve Squadron.
This Crest dates from the 1980s.

38 Sqn Crest

This Crest can be engraved on any items(s) selected from the EngraveFast.co.uk site.

Rafbratsmerchandise has paid for this Crest to be digitised.

Note: Discounts are available for multiple Crests.
The Engraving process does not produce an image in colour, please see the black & white image for EngraveFast's copy of the crest (The circular dotted lines on the same arc as the text on the black and white image are not engraved)


Squadron History 1945 - 1992
Badge: - A heron volant
Motto: - Ante Lucem Before the dawn
38 Squadron moved to Malta In July 1945 and converted from its Wellingtons to Warwicks for air sea rescue ARS duties following its anti-shipping wartime role. The Squadron deployed detatchments to Greece and North Africa and converted to Lancasters in 1946 and relocated to Palestine. The Squadron returned to Malta in 1948 resuming reconnaissance and air sea rescue duties re-equipping with Shackletons in 1954 and deploying detachments to Gibraltar and Egypt and to the Persian Gulf. 38 Squadron disbanded at Hal Far Malta on 31 March 1967.
38 Squadron reformed on 1 July 1970 at RAF St Mawgan as 38 Reserve Squadron as the shadow squadron for 236 Operational Conversion Unit OCU on the renaming of the Maritime Operational Training Unit to train crews for the Nimrod. In times of war the OCU would provide front line combat cover with their Nimrods as 38 Squadron.
The Squadron moved with 42 Squadron to RAF Kinloss in 1992. 38 Reserve Squadron and 236 OCU disbanded on 1 October 1992 when it was renamed 42 Reserve Squadron.
This Crest dates from the 1980s.

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