Help needed with insignia please

Can anyone shed any light on these two badges a mate has asked me to help ID?

Sorry for the crap quality but it's the best she could do.

That looks like what I left in the gutter after last nights piss up!

You'll need better quality mate!
The second one is an RAF crest (could be RCAF or RAAF). Unsure which squadron/station though.

Possibly RAF Germany. Sorry - can't post a picture but search Google "RAF crests".
Hi Bad-Omen

The second crest is from Canadian Air Force - 440 Sqn.


440 Squadron - "Vampires"
440 Squadron is the sole operator of the DHC-6 Twin Otter in the Canadian Armed Forces. We
operate 4 Twin Otter aircraft out of our Hanger in Yellowknife, NWT. The Squadron consists of
approximately 14 Pilots, 8 Flight Engineers, 15 Technicians, and 7 RMS/Supply personnel.
440 Squadron also maintains a Mission Support Flight (6 personnel), with a mandate to support
operations in the remote parts of our Area of Operation. The Mission Support Flight has also
taken on the job of a GSAR (Ground Search and Rescue) unit, and work with communities and
agencies around the NWT when required.

Squadron Crest
The 440 Squadron crest shows a bat with its wings outspread with a cloud background. The bat
was first designated to the Squadron in 1953, when we started flying the CF-100 Canuck Fighter.
The bat represented 440 Squadron's new ability to fight under all weather conditions, day and

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The mate who's interested in these asked me to pass on her heartfelt thanks for the help.

I'm still trying to track down the first one, if I find anything I'll let you know.

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