Spitfires in flight formation, copyright RAF Museum Hendon

Aut pugna aut morere – Either fight or die

92 Squadron was formed on 1 September 1917 and was sent to France where it operated on the Western Front, including the Somme offensive of 1918. Following the end of the First World War the Squadron was disbanded in 1919.

On 10 October 1939 the Squadron was reformed at Tangmere and equipped with Blenheims. These were replaced with Spitfires in early 1940. The Squadron flew patrols over Dunkirk during the evacuation of the BEF in May 1940. Following this the Squadron was rested for several months before returing to action in September at Biggin Hill where it was thrown into the midst of fierce fighting. Later in the war 92 Squadron served in Malta and Italy.

The Squadron served in Britain and Germany during the Cold War before changing to a training squadron in the 1990s. It was disbanded on 1 October 1994.