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Old 15th Jul 2013, 14:19
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RAFG crest

Hi There!

I hope to find some former RAFG members in this Forum, who can explain the meaning of the RAFG crest to me!

The crests of all squadrons are explained in the WWW but I can´t find any Information about this one!

regards from Germany

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Old 15th Jul 2013, 15:13
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I know very little about heraldry but assume the winged griffin (symbolising vigilance, courage and strength) gripping an olive branch (symbolising peace) reflects the motto 'Keepers of the Peace'.

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It was originally the badge of the RAF Second Tactical Air Force which became RAF Germany.
'Royal Air Force Germany' then replaced 2 TAF in the blue circlet.


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Old 16th Jul 2013, 09:48
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To be more realistic, the Griffin should have been holding a large Wobbly/Grolsh/Bitburger/Hannen Alt (etc, etc)! Despite the MINEVAL, TACEVAL, threat of nuclear war etc, what a great place to serve
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[PEDANT] .... and it's a "Badge", not a "Crest". Just like (also frequently mis-named) Squadron Badges. [/PEDANT]
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Old 16th Jul 2013, 13:14
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This might be the place that can answer your question.
Naval, Military and R.A.F. Insignia - College of Arms
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Old 16th Jul 2013, 15:24
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See comment on RAF Heraldry Trust site about 2TAF/RAF Germany Badge

RAF Heraldry Trust, An update to the Trust Activities, August 1998

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Old 17th Jul 2013, 10:50
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Thanks guys!
Anyone here who served at Laarbruch, Wildenrath or Bruggen?

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Old 17th Jul 2013, 17:07
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Woolie woofta 'clutch' stations. Proper roughie toughies served up North at Gut!
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