of the 4th Group Insignia
The spear is used to symbolize the Fourth Fighter Group,
and the three divisions of the field are representative of the
three squadrons of the group.
The flames at the base of the shaft are symbolic of jets.
The three Eagle feathers attached to the head of the spear represent
the three Eagle Squadrons of the Royal Air Force from which the
Fourth Fighter Group was formed in 1942. The lions face
(now a tigers) suggests the service in the British Royal
Air Force of the officers and men who were with the original members
of the group. The colors used are those of the Air Force
ultramarine blue and golden orange.
- from "The Jet Gazette", July 16, 1954 issue.