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No. 47 Squadron RAF
47 Squadron badge
Active 1 March 1916
Role Air Transport
Garrison/HQ RAF Lyneham
Motto "Nili nomen roboris omen" (The name of the Nile is an omen of our strength)
Equipment C-130 Hercules
Battle honours Iraq 2003
In front of the white and blue which represent the meeting place of the White and Blue Nile rivers where the squadron was first based, a demoiselle crane's head

No. 47 Squadron of the Royal Air Force operates the Hercules from RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire.



No. 47 Squadron Royal Flying Corps was formed at Beverley, East Yorkshire on 1 March 1916 as a home defence unit. It later saw action in Greece. After the end of World War I, in April 1919, the squadron was sent to Novorossisk in Southern Russia to help General Denikin's White Russian forces in their fight against the Bolsheviks. Ostensibly, the RAF's mission was purely to provide training and support but No. 47 Squadron was included in the mission in order to carry out operational sorties. No. 47 Squadron was disbanded on 7 October 1919 by being redesignated 'A' Squadron, RAF Mission.

RAF Hercules units




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