03 July 2018

Holyrood Week: No. 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron Reception, and Badge

The Queen, Honorary Air Commodore, hosted a reception for No. 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force. The Duke of York and Earl of Wessex were present. Also today, The Queen held an Investiture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Day 2 of Holyrood Week brings us another badge in action.

No. 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron RauxAF Badge
Engagement and Wedding Rings 

No. 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron RauxAF Badge
Royal Family

The Queen has been Honorary Air Commodore of this Squadron since she was Princess Elizabeth, in 1951. She has worn this badge to multiple occasions with the group. On a shield suspended from wings, it appears to incorporate the triple-towered castle present in the Squadron's badge (below). That castle is similar to the one present in the Arms of Edinburgh.

The Squadron's badge
Royal Air Force

3 July 2018: Holyroodhouse Reception