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RAAF Badge

RAAF Badge
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The RAAF badge or crest features the Imperial Crown, a wedge-tailed eagle and the Latin motto 'Per Ardua Ad Astra'.

In 1937 the then Chester Herald, John Heaton-Armstrong, was commissioned to prepare a badge for the RAAF, which was accepted in 1939. Although no detailed record of the translation exists, it is accepted to mean:

Through Struggle to the Stars


Copyright restrictions apply to the use of any Royal Australian Air Force logo, including all base and unit badges. They are protected nationally and internationally by the Defence Act 1903, Trade Marks Act 1995 and the Chester Herald Act 1939.

For information on the use of Air Force badges, logos and images, see Air Force Brand Management.