Squadrons formed during wartime were not permitted to have official badges designed and bestowed on them. Undeterred, some of the brightest spirits from No. 13 Squadron's six years of existence in World War II, painstakingly designed their own, albeit unofficial, badge shown here. Despite the superstition surrounding the number 13, it held no terrors for us as our Squadron record shows. The heraldic quarters cock a snoot at superstition and include a leaning ladder, a cracked mirror, a match lighting three cigarettes and that most fearful of days - Friday the 13th. The heraldic scroll sums up neatly how the the foe must have perceived our Squadron - "Frateres Diaboli" (The Devil's Brothers).

(Reproduced from "The 13 Squadron Story" by Sid Grantham)

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