Name/Titlephoto negative - 610 (County of Chester) Squadron Crest
About this object610 Squadron crest. The squadron's motto is 'Alifero tollitur axe ceres' which translates as 'Ceres rising in a winged chariot'. Ceres was the Roman Goddess of Wheat, hence the adoption of an image of a garb (sheaf of wheat) for the squadron's badge. A wheatsheaf was chosen as such charges appear in the armorial bearings of the city of Chester; No. 610 Squadron was the County of Chester Squadron, its full name being 'No 610 (County of Chester) Squadron'.
In September 1980 RAF Biggin Hill gathered together a collection of photographs from museums, commercial and private individuals to mount an exhibition to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The collection was passed on to Bob Ogley when the RAF withdrew from Biggin Hill.
This photograph is part of the Bob Ogley Photograph Collection.
Place MadeRAF Biggin Hill
PeriodSecond World War
Medium and Materials1: photographic negative
Measurements1: H 115 mm x W 95 mm
2: H 185 mm x W 145 mm
Subject and Association KeywordsRAF Biggin Hill
Subject and Association Keywords610 Squadron crest