436 Transport Squadron

The official lineage of the 436 Transport Squadron.

Badge

Squadron standard

Squadron standard

Badge

Description

Argent an elephant's head couped Sable tusks Or carrying a log of the last in its trunk.

Significance

The squadron operated as a transport unit from a base in India during the Second World War and adopted this badge and motto to symbolize its functions.

Motto

ONUS PORTAMUS (We carry the load)

Battle honours

The Second World War

BURMA, 1945.

Lineage

  • Authorized as '436 (Transport) Squadron' 20 August 1944.Footnote 1
  • Disbanded 22 June 1946.Footnote 2
  • Reformed as '436 Transport Squadron' 1 April 1953.Footnote 3

Operational history

The Second World War

The squadron flew on medium range transport operations in Burma and India under 'South East Asia Command'.Footnote 5

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