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No 614 Squadron (Colours)

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 10 May 1961

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41.

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will recommend the award of colours for the now disbanded 614 County of Glamorgan Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadron in order that such colours shall be placed in the squadron's memorial chapel, in Llandaff Cathedral; and whether, in view of the fact that this was the only Welsh flying squadron, he will reconsider the reply he sent to the 614 Squadron Association, Cardiff.

Under Queen's Regulations, squadron standards are awarded to operational squadrons which have been in existence for 25 years. In fairness to other squadrons, I cannot recommend that an exception should be made in favour of No. 614 Squadron. However, I do sympathise with the desire of No. 614 Squadron Association to have an emblem of the Squadron in the memorial chapel in Llandaff Cathedral, and I am seeing whether there is any other way in which it can be met.