View Full Version : Anyone got a 5 FTS crest?

1st Mar 2005, 12:12
I'm looking for a scan/picture of the squadron crest for No. 5 Flying Training School as based at RAF Oakington in the late 50s and early 60s. Can anyone help please?


4th Mar 2005, 09:30
Haven't been able to track one down. The College of Heralds may be able to assist - they design all the badges for the armed forces. Alternatively, the RAF Historical Branch may be able to assist.

If you haven't seen it, this site - http://www.rafweb.org/FTS.htm - gives a history of 5 FTS.


4th Mar 2005, 22:48
Thanks very much. Much appreciated.

10th Mar 2005, 21:36
I thought I remembered a 5FTS plaque on the wall at my ATC squadron, we were there at camp in the early 1970s, here is a photo of it.

Philip Morten

14th Mar 2005, 14:58
sedburgh, you're a star for sure - at last I know what it looks like! Thank you very much indeed.:ok:

I'd rather hoped it would have something more glamorous on it than a bleedin' seagull though! :}

22nd Mar 2005, 16:54
I spent my ATC summer camp there in 1972. Circuits and bumps in a Varsity and Exercise Manmaker.

The crest reminded me the NAAFI was called the Seagull Club.