In front of a pair of wings elevated and conjoined in base, two bird bolts in saltire
VG (Dec 1941 - Jul 1945)
No. 285 Squadron RAF was a non-operational Second World WarRoyal Air Force squadron that operated a variety of aircraft to provide targets for anti-aircraft gun practice initially in the North Midlands and North Wales area.
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