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The Best of Squadron Patches

Started by Pylon, January 09, 2006, 08:41:09 pm

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Pylon

So, one of my units is looking to develop a squadron patch. The squadron has been without a patch, logo, mascot, or motto since its charter.  A committee has been formed and tasked with developing a patch appropriate and meaningful to the unit.

In an effort to facilitate brainstorming the topic, I started to search the web for squadron patches that were well designed and met USAF heraldry guidelines for squadrons.  To my surprise, I was only able to find a small handful of squadron patches that were both very appealing as well as properly "formatted."

So, any of you out there have for your unit or know of other units that have really well done squadron patches?

One of the best designs I've seen so far which I like include:

http://concord.nhwgcap.org/info/patch.html

http://syracusecap.org/info/patch.html

http://www.capva.org/leesburg/graphics/squadron%20patch.gif

http://www.malmstrom.af.mil/ops/10ms/body/images/patch.jpg  (USAF, not CAP, but good nonetheless -- and good demonstration of proper use of heraldry).

Others care to chime in or share?  :-)


Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP
Concord Composite Squadron, NH       

thefischNX01

I wish I had a picture, but Wicomico Squadron in MD has an excellent patch.  I'll see if I can find a picture

BTW....http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/gallery.html has a partial gallery of CAP squadron patches.
Capt. Colin Fischer, CAP
Deputy Commander for Cadets
Easton Composite Sqdn
Maryland Wing
http://whats-a-flight-officer.blogspot.com/

MIKE

Quote from: thefischNX01 on January 10, 2006, 04:16:46 am
BTW....http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/gallery.html has a partial gallery of CAP squadron patches.


;D



I actually rate this one... Well it was never really authorized, so I don't wear it anymore... but yeah.  Version 2 has a black on the eagle and branch instead of the brown and RANGERS was replaced with GSAR.  There was also an ADVANCED rocker worn beneath the RANGERS text for those who qualfied... but there was no ADVANCED course when I was with the activity.


Mike Johnston

PhoenixRisen

I kinda like these *cough* my squadron *cough* ;D




For those of you who don't know, the one on the right is the "subdued" one we use for BDU's.

Pylon

Quote from: CALcadet144 on January 10, 2006, 05:26:44 am
I kinda like these *cough* my squadron *cough* ;D




For those of you who don't know, the one on the right is the "subdued" one we use for BDU's.


Nice, but as I said in my original post:

QuoteI started to search the web for squadron patches that were well designed and met USAF heraldry guidelines for squadrons


There's tons of squadron patches out there.  I've seen some good ones, too.  But I'm really looking for "the best," as in: they satisfy both visual appeal and proper heraldry guidelines as well.  Ugly circle patches and real nifty shield or other shape patches are not what I'm looking for. 

But thanks for sharing nonetheless.   ;)


Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP
Concord Composite Squadron, NH       

Maj Ballard

L. Ballard, Major, CAP

BillB

Neat patch,  but it shows a glider you don't have anymore
Gil Robb Wilson # 19
Gil Robb Wilson # 104

Maj Ballard

The glider is an important part of the history of our unit. Whether or not we still have it is irrelevant.
L. Ballard, Major, CAP

shorning

Quote from: Lt Ballard on January 21, 2006, 12:31:07 am
The glider is an important part of the history of our unit. Whether or not we still have it is irrelevant.


[sarcasm]And how dare your squadron use two stars and a lightening bolt.  You guys don't own those either![/sarcasm] ::)

fyrfitrmedic



If I was more than just slightly awake I could recite the blazon for this patch  ;D
MAJ Tony Rowley CAP
Lansdowne PA USA
"The passion of rescue reveals the highest dynamic of the human soul." -- Kurt Hahn

Pylon

Quote from: fyrfitrmedic on January 21, 2006, 06:53:08 am


If I was more than just slightly awake I could recite the blazon for this patch  ;D


Interesting!  Where does the "1001" come from?  First four of the old five digit charter numbers?


Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP
Concord Composite Squadron, NH       

fyrfitrmedic

Quote from: Pylon on January 21, 2006, 07:41:55 am
Quote from: fyrfitrmedic on January 21, 2006, 06:53:08 am


If I was more than just slightly awake I could recite the blazon for this patch  ;D


Interesting!  Where does the "1001" come from?  First four of the old five digit charter numbers?


Back in the days when PAWG had 16 groups [10 through 100, 1100-1500 and 3100], squadron numbers ranged from 10X to 31XX. The squadrons in Group 100 [SE PA] were in the 1001-1009 range until the consolidation into three [now four] larger groups.

The blue field and white triangle with propeller are pretty self-explanatory,as is the orange band and the green field. The stylized fleur-de-lys are actually stylized topo symbols for marsh/wetlands - a bit of an homage to the wetlands in proximity to the squadron's original location and current home. The 'circle with rockers' is both correct for unit patches per AF standards and is a bit of an homage to the 'LL patch' and its predecessors.


MAJ Tony Rowley CAP
Lansdowne PA USA
"The passion of rescue reveals the highest dynamic of the human soul." -- Kurt Hahn

Eclipse

Logo re-work, approved in concept, wing CC needs me to tweak the written specification before he will sign it.

Motto: "Help from Above"

Eagle is from the USAF Web site, used with written permission.




Eclipse

January 22, 2006, 01:15:01 am #13 Last Edit: February 27, 2007, 03:17:38 pm by Eclipse
Illinois Group 22, approved and in use for a couple of years.




nonposter

Had to add mine Squadron's patch to the list, "I" think it looks good:

http://www.jameswilkinson.net/cap/FP%20Version/Dallas%20CAP%20Squad%20Patch.gif

- nonposter

Eclipse

Nice - saw Maj. Younger wearing that or something similiar down in Katrina.

Did any of your people participate in the shuttle recovery missions?  I'm asking because we also saw TX people wearing an insignia which commemorated the missions and wanted to see about getting a Katrina patch made.




PhoenixRisen

Quote from: Eclipse on February 02, 2006, 03:57:04 am
Nice - saw Maj. Younger wearing that or something similiar down in Katrina.

Though I have no clue who Maj. Younger is, I believe you're correct.

http://capblog.typepad.com/capblog/2005/12/katrina_the_aar.html


Eclipse

OK - now I am confused.  You say this is >your< unit's insignia?

Maj. Owen Younger was one of the IC's down at Katrina, and was wearing that patch as well.  Even if he was a wall flowere before (which he doesn't appear to be, I would think he received some visibility when he got back and since.

You really aren't aware of him?



PhoenixRisen

Quote from: Eclipse on February 02, 2006, 04:35:39 am
OK - now I am confused.  You say this is >your< unit's insignia?

Maj. Owen Younger was one of the IC's down at Katrina, and was wearing that patch as well.  Even if he was a wall flowere before (which he doesn't appear to be, I would think he received some visibility when he got back and since.

You really aren't aware of him?


Me sir? No, I never said this was my unit's insignia. Because it's not. I posted a link to answer to clarify what you said.

Quote from: EclipseNice - saw Maj. Younger wearing that or something similiar down in Katrina.


Eclipse

Roger that - misread on my part.

Maybe nonposter will come back w/ the info.

Whoops.