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The Best of Squadron Patches

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

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pixelwonk

What, have all the windmills been tilted at already?  Geez!

I'd bet that it's the unit's call (not to mention Wing's) on what they want on their own danged patch.  Is it truly all that crucial to enforce nebulous guidelines for a CAP unit patch that's pretty squared away?  Really?

Some folks really need to go play outside.


Chief2009

April 30, 2009, 03:47:55 pm #521 Last Edit: April 30, 2009, 03:58:57 pm by Chief2009
What do you guys think of this?


Base Design:
Standard "disk with rockers" as per an emblem for a non-headquarters unit.

Background (sky):
USAF blue as per standard. Also represents the waters of the Illinois River.

Motto:
"OFFICIO VOCANTE PARATI" (Latin) translated means "Ready When Called".

Chevrons:
AF Yellow as per standard. Also represents the three missions of CAP

State Outline:
Blue in the shape of the State of Illinois with a star at our location.

Circle, Triangle, Prop:
Traditional CAP logo representing and honoring the past members of CAP.

DN
"To some the sky is the limit. To others it is home" -- Unknown
Dan Nelson, 1st Lt, CAP
Deputy Commander for Cadets
Illinois Valley Composite Squadron GLR-IL-284

alamrcn

Simple, clean and clear... yet unique.

I'm pretty sure the directional elements are correct, using the band of chevrons to devide the field in two parts with a standard each.

Haven't seen that motto used yet on a CAP emblem either.

Like it!




Ace Browning, Maj, CAP
History Hoarder
71st Wing, Minnesota

Eclipse

I'm not a big fan of that much white, but that's just a personal taste.



RiverAux

SQ seems to be the AF's preferred abbreviation for squadron on patches rather than SQDN. 

arajca

What is the squadron's charterd name - IL VALLEY or ILLINOIS VALLEY? It is inappropriate to abbreviate the name while leaving the type full length.

Chief2009

May 02, 2009, 03:22:46 am #526 Last Edit: May 02, 2009, 03:30:08 am by Chief2009
It's Illinois Valley.

RiverAux, you're right. Can't believe I missed that.

Ok, I'm officially stumped. Since I hadn't heard arajca's statement before, any ideas? Illinois Valley Composite takes up a lot of space, don't want to compress it too much.

DN
"To some the sky is the limit. To others it is home" -- Unknown
Dan Nelson, 1st Lt, CAP
Deputy Commander for Cadets
Illinois Valley Composite Squadron GLR-IL-284

RiverAux

I think he was suggesting that you abbreviate Composite rather than Illinois.  I don't think he meant "type" in terms of the size of the letters. 

PHall

ILLINOIS VALLEY COMP SQ would work in the space allotted.

arajca

Quote from: RiverAux on May 02, 2009, 03:42:42 am
I think he was suggesting that you abbreviate Composite rather than Illinois.  I don't think he meant "type" in terms of the size of the letters.

Correct

CadetProgramGuy

Clean, concise, doesn't look like garbage.

Great Job!!

Chief2009

Yeah I knew what arajca was saying, just couldn't make it sound that way. :D

Thank you PHall, I should have thought of that. That's what I get for trying to think this late.

The last thing to nail down is the size, but at least I can get the approval process started.

DN
"To some the sky is the limit. To others it is home" -- Unknown
Dan Nelson, 1st Lt, CAP
Deputy Commander for Cadets
Illinois Valley Composite Squadron GLR-IL-284

Eclipse

Just lose "Composite" - its irrelevant in the context of an insignia.



IceNine

Quote from: Chief2009 on May 02, 2009, 05:14:57 am
Yeah I knew what arajca was saying, just couldn't make it sound that way. :D

Thank you PHall, I should have thought of that. That's what I get for trying to think this late.

The last thing to nail down is the size, but at least I can get the approval process started.

DN


A lot of the units in the wing with that shape get the 4 inch patch.  3 inch for shields.

"All of the true things that I am about to tell you are shameless lies"

Book of Bokonon
Chapter 4

Capt M. Sherrod

Here is the recently approved design I came up with for Hanscom.  I hope you all like it.
Michael Sherrod, Capt, CAP
Professional Development Officer
Hanscom Composite Squadron, NER-MA-043

alamrcn

A do see a few nods to the old patch in your design....



How soon does the squadron plan to get the newly approved design made up?




Ace Browning, Maj, CAP
History Hoarder
71st Wing, Minnesota

Capt M. Sherrod

The order has been placed with the manufacturer already.
Michael Sherrod, Capt, CAP
Professional Development Officer
Hanscom Composite Squadron, NER-MA-043

Lancer

'Fresh off the boat' from Hong Kong!  ;D Got them through Patches4Less.... great price and Luke is a great guy to deal with, I'll be working with them again!



They look so much better in person, the material really shimmers in the light! I'm happy!

RiverAux

Nice looking patch though ideally the unit would be on the bottom rocker with the motto on top -- at least thats the AF practice.  Not technically required for CAP though. 

Lancer

Quote from: RiverAux on May 25, 2009, 12:49:56 am
Nice looking patch though ideally the unit would be on the bottom rocker with the motto on top -- at least thats the AF practice.  Not technically required for CAP though.


Thanks.

Man...Potato, Pot├Ąto, I'm just glad to have a patch finally! This process has been at least a year in the making. ;D