No. 42 Squadron of the Royal Air Force has served during World War I as an army co-operation squadron and during World War II in various roles. In recent years, it was the Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) for the Nimrod MR.2, based at RAF Kinloss, Moray, until the Nimrod MR2's retirement in 2010.

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  • No. 42 Squadron of the Royal Air Force has served during World War I as an army co-operation squadron and during World War II in various roles. In recent years, it was the Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) for the Nimrod MR.2, based at RAF Kinloss, Moray, until the Nimrod MR2's retirement in 2010.
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  • Lys
  • Arras, 1917
  • Somme, 1916
  • Ypres, 1917
  • Baltic, 1941*
  • Biscay, 1940*
  • Eastern Waters, 1943*
  • Fortress Europe, 1941
  • Gulf, 1991.
  • Manipur, 1944*
  • South Atlantic, 1982
  • Honours marked with an asterisk (*) are those emblazoned on the Squadron Standard
  • Arakan, 1943–1944*
  • Burma, 1944–1945
  • Channel & North Sea, 1939–1942*
  • Italian Front & Adriatic, 1917–1918*
  • Pacific, 1943–1945
  • Western Front, 1916–1918*
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  • On a terrestrial globe, a figure of Perseus
  • No. 42 Squadron was the 1st to use the Bristol Perseus engine and this accounts for the presence of Perseus in the badge; he was known always to achieve his object and destroy his enemies and he stands in front of a globe to signify his activities over many lands and seas
  • 1943 – Dec 1945)
  • 42 (1956–1968)
  • A (Jun 1952 – 1956)
  • AW (Sep 1939 – Jun 1942
  • QM (Oct 1946 – Oct 1947)
  • QD (Allocated Apr 1939 – Sep 1939, but probably not used)
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  • (Translation: "Bravely into action")
  • Latin: Fortiter in re
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  • Maritime Patrol
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  • Lys
  • Arras, 1917
  • Somme, 1916
  • Ypres, 1917
  • Baltic, 1941*
  • Biscay, 1940*
  • Eastern Waters, 1943*
  • Fortress Europe, 1941
  • Gulf, 1991.
  • Manipur, 1944*
  • South Atlantic, 1982
  • Honours marked with an asterisk are those emblazoned on the Squadron Standard
  • Arakan, 1943–1944*
  • Burma, 1944–1945
  • Channel & North Sea, 1939–1942*
  • Italian Front & Adriatic, 1917–1918*
  • Pacific, 1943–1945
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  • Official Badge of No. 42 Squadron RAF
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  • post 1950 aircraft insignia
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  • United Kingdom
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  • A
  • QM
  • AW
  • QD
  • On a terrestrial globe, a figure of Perseus
  • No. 42 Squadron was the 1st to use the Bristol Perseus engine and this accounts for the presence of Perseus in the badge; he was known always to achieve his object and destroy his enemies and he stands in front of a globe to signify his activities over many lands and seas
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  • Squadron Codes
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  • Squadron Badge heraldry
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  • Latin: Fortiter in re
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  • No. 42 Squadron of the Royal Air Force has served during World War I as an army co-operation squadron and during World War II in various roles. In recent years, it was the Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) for the Nimrod MR.2, based at RAF Kinloss, Moray, until the Nimrod MR2's retirement in 2010.
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