Squadron Banner

The 305 Squadron Banner was officially presented to the unit on the 7th of December, 2002. Since that date the Banner has been an important symbol of the Squadron, being paraded at the Annual Ceremonial Parade, Dining-In Nights and Squadron Balls.

The central motif of the banner comprises of the Squadron emblem: a phoenix essorant gules surmounting three wavy bars of red, white and royal blue. The phoenix is bordered in red and accompanied by the Squadron motto, Quinta Fuerit Prima. In each corner appears the floral emblem of New South Wales, the waratah.

The design of the Squadron’s banner not only represents the unit itself, with the rising of the phoenix symbolising the resurgence and rebirth of 305 Squadron from its antecedent 5 Flight, but is also representative of the community in which the unit operates, the waves of the northern beaches recreated in the colours of the Pittwater House Schools (whose premises and facilities we were generously offered for over a decade until our relocation in 2015).

For the members of 305 Squadron the Banner is a unifying symbol, representing the traditional military values of a common spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause.

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