106 Squadron Badge with signatures



106 Squadron Badge with signatures


Squadron badge with lion with standard, squadron CVI, moto Pro Libertate. With signature of the King, Guy Gibson and others. Submitted with description 'Photo of the 1941 approval of the 106 Sqn badge, signed by HRH King George VI. Other signatures (at a later date) are those of: W/Cdr Guy Gibson, S/Ldr P Ward-Hunt, W/Cdr J H Searby, W/Cdr R E Baxter, S/Ldr B D Oliver, H Crower and two others that cannot be positively identified. The significance of Gibson, Searby and Baxter is that they all served as 106 Sqn Commanding Officers. Oliver was a member of Gibson's crew at 106 Sqn although he did not follow Gibson to 617 Sqn, eventually becoming 106 Sqn's Gunnery Leader. S/Ldr Ward-Hunt served with 106 Sqn from February 1943, being posted away to HQ 1 Group in June 1943'



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One b/w photograph mounted on an album page


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[inserted] Approved George R.I [/inserted]
[106 Squadron crest]

College of Arms
February 1941.

Chester Herald and Inspector of Royal Air Force Badges.

Guy Gibson
R.T. Baxter.
H Crower
J.H. Swarby.

P Ward Hunt

metheringham airfield


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