10 Squadron

Providing state-of-the-art air tanker and transport operations as the first A330 Squadron.

To hit the mark

A winged arrow - approved by King George VI in September 1937. The badge was designed by Wg Cdr Whitelock while watching archery practice in Oxford. He thought the bomb was the modern equivalent of the medieval arrow, and the wings were added to indicate great speed.


  • Based at RAF Brize Norton, the home of air mobility operations
  • Flew the first RAF aircraft over Berlin in WWII
  • Aircraft flown have included the Halifax BII and III, Dakota and the VC10
  • Provides RAF and Coalition forces vital air-to-air refueling in support of Operation SHADER


1915 - Formed at Farnborough.
1947 - Took part in the Berlin Airlift.
1956 - Took part in the Suez crisis.
2011 - Reformed on 1 July 2011 as the first Voyager squadron.

Battle honours

Western Front 1915-1918


Somme 1916


Somme 1918

Channel and North Sea 1940-1945

Norway 1940

Ruhr 1940-1945

Fortress Europe 1940-1944

German Ports 1940-1945

Biscay Ports 1940-1945

Berlin 1940-1945

Invasion Ports 1940

France and Germany 1944-1945

Norway 1944

Rhine, Gulf 1991

Iraq 2003-2011

(Honours marked with an asterisk, may be emblazoned on the Squadron Standard).


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