QuickCheck: Did a UK RAF squadron have a Malay motto?


IT is said that a squadron in the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force (RAF) had a motto in the Malay language – standing out from the English or Latin more commonly used. Is this true?

VERDICT:

TRUE

The motto of the RAF's recently-disbanded No.100 Squadron was "Sarang Tebuan Jangan Dijolok" or "Do Not Poke a Hornet's Nest".

No.100 Squadron was originally established on Feb 23, 1917, as a Royal Flying Corps night bomber unit, serving in France during World War One.

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It left Europe in 1934 and was based out of Seletar in Singapore from 1934 to 1942, flying the Vickers Vilderbeest torpedo bomber in raids against Japanese forces.

No. 100 Squadron would eventually serve in the European Theatre of World War Two as part of the RAF's Bomber Command. It would then serve as a nuclear bomber unit before becoming a training squadron – a role it would serve until it was eventually disbanded on March 31 this year.

Sources:

https://www.raf.mod.uk/our-organisation/squadrons/100-squadron/

http://www.100squadronassociation.org.uk/history/

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/red-arrows-in-yorkshire-watch-the-moment-red-arrows-perform-flypast-at-raf-leeming-in-yorkshire-3625562

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