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The Best of Squadron Patches

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

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A.Member

Quote from: PHall on June 17, 2009, 05:18:22 am
Quote from: BuckeyeDEJ on June 17, 2009, 04:18:45 am
Quote from: DC on June 16, 2009, 10:59:33 am
Here's a picture I was sent of what I referred to previously...





Wow. Never saw that before. Doesn't exactly say "Florida" to me, and relies on cliched devices too much.


I like it, it looks like something the Air Force would use.

I like it too.  Generally follows heraldry rules and is just a plain good looking Wing shield.  :clap:
"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

wacapgh

Quote from: PHall on June 16, 2009, 01:27:25 am
Quote from: jimmydeanno on June 15, 2009, 10:29:41 pm
Quote from: davidsinn on June 15, 2009, 10:14:44 pm
Quote from: BuckeyeDEJ on June 15, 2009, 10:04:31 pm
New Florida Wing emblem? Not looking likely.

Within the last few weeks, a wing policy letter mandating the wear of wing patches (after National made them optional) was rescinded.


So does that make INWG the last mandated wing patch wing?


Nope, NH is in the list too.


It's required in CA too.


WA as well.

BuckeyeDEJ

It's a new emblem, but will it be required? And is THIS it? It's not on the Florida Wing Web site, at least that I can find it. Stay tuned....


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AlphaSigOU

Quote from: BuckeyeDEJ on June 18, 2009, 02:59:35 am
It's a new emblem, but will it be required? And is THIS it? It's not on the Florida Wing Web site, at least that I can find it. Stay tuned....


Good question - is the other patch to the right the 'wing weenie' staff squadron patch?
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BillB

The one on the right looks like a modified Alabama Wing patch.
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DC

June 24, 2009, 02:29:44 am #585 Last Edit: June 24, 2009, 02:32:50 am by DC
Quote from: BillB on June 21, 2009, 06:18:09 pm
The one on the right looks like a modified Alabama Wing patch.
Crossed red stripes over a white background is a common element in both FL and AL's state flags, and if I'm not mistaken, several other states.

The FLWG Cadet Programs shield also uses them. See the image in the upper left hand corner at this link.

AlphaSigOU

Quote from: DC on June 24, 2009, 02:29:44 am
Quote from: BillB on June 21, 2009, 06:18:09 pm
The one on the right looks like a modified Alabama Wing patch.
Crossed red stripes over a white background is a common element in both FL and AL's state flags, and if I'm not mistaken, several other states.

The FLWG Cadet Programs shield also uses them. See the image in the upper left hand corner at this link.


True that... Alabama's and Florida's flags are identical except that Florida adds their great seal to the center.
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Gill Robb Wilson Award (#2901 - 2011)
Amelia Earhart Award (#1257 - 1982) - C/Major (retired)
Billy Mitchell Award (#2375 - 1981)
Administrative/Personnel/Professional Development Officer
Nellis Composite Squadron (PCR-NV-069)
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alamrcn

QuoteThe FLWG Cadet Programs shield also uses them.




Unfortunately, this one isn't mine. If anyone knows how to hook me up with one, I'd REALLY appreciate it!




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DC

Wow, I didn't know those had actually ever been produced..

Dragon 3-2

we followed all of the rules for ours:


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Gunner C

Quote from: Dragon 3-2 on June 29, 2009, 02:22:53 pm
we followed all of the rules for ours:


That's a ripoff from the 517th Airlift Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK.  They were the 17th Tactical Airlift Squadron when I was a cadet there at Elmemdorf in the 1960s and they sponsored our squadron.  They gave us permission to use their squadron patch as our own - 17th Cadet Squadron (50017 now AK017).



Shameless.  >:(

DC

My squadron finally, four years after it was designed, got our squadron patch produced, thanks to the great folks over at Butler Patches.

I know it doesn't exactly comply with AF heraldry standards, but I still think it looks pretty nice.



Here's the heraldry for it, I'm still trying to put together a blazon..

QuoteRed Field: Represents the characteristics of Strength, Boldness, and Valor.
Yellow Stripe: Symbolizes Excellence and Honor, contains a three bladed propeller within a triangle, representing Civil Air Patrol and its three missions of Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs and Emergency Services; as well as our squadron Charter Number.
Black Airplane: Represents our common interest in aviation, as well as our ties with the U.S. Air Force and their mission of Air & Space Dominance.
Black Horse: Represents our home, Marion County, Florida, the Horse Capital of the World
Gray Scroll: Represents Charity and our willingness to serve our community, and contains the name of our squadron.



A.Member

June 16, 2010, 05:59:09 am #592 Last Edit: June 16, 2010, 06:08:01 am by A.Member
Our newly approved squadron patch (as of 6.15.10)...with heraldry:



2.  The lower tab (required for the unit name) depicts the words "Viking Squadron". 

3.  The upper tab (required for the unit motto) contains the words "Afram Vikingar" [all three "a's" are pronounced as in "car", the "i" in "Vikingar" as in "it", both words are pronounced as "ahf-rahm  vick-ing-ar"].  This is Old Norse for "Forward [or Onward] Vikings!".

4.  The patch, as contained inside the circle, depicts a wooden Viking shield, surrounded by the traditional bronze rivets, on which a Viking ship is sailing towards the North Star, symbolic of Minnesota's state motto "L'etoile du nord" (star of the north).  The ship is also a stylized airplane to illustrate our missions, particularly as it relates to SAR and AE.

5.  The sail is segregated into three sections indicative of our three core missions of cadet program, aerospace education, and emergency services.

6.  There are 12 "billets" in the shield which correspond to the positions of every hour on a clock face denoting that we are always available and reminding us that timeliness is of great consequence in our SAR missions. 

7.  The colors, following heraldic principles laid out in AFI 84-105, have the following meanings:

  a.  The red color of the sail symbolizes courage, patriotism, and passion (for our mission) all of which we encourage in our members.

  b.  The yellow used in the shield encircles everything, indicating excellence (in all we do), honor, and loyalty.

  c.  The ultramarine blue of the sky background and tabs indicates night, i.e. the time we are most often called to perform a SAR mission.

  d.  The light blue is used to depict water of the "Land of 10,000 Lakes".

  e.  The white border and letters symbolize purity (our cadets), truth, and wisdom towards which we strive.

  f.  The gray/silver of the ship hull/airplane connotes discretion, humility, and retrospection, again attributes we are seeking to achieve.

Now to start shopping for vendors...
"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

RiverAux

I like it, particularly the old norse motto.  Who needs Latin anyway?

Dragon 3-2


my squadron patch is about three post's up ( also in my sig)


and as far as wing patches being put into proper shape, ive already done it for my wing, without compromising the original design


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SarDragon

June 17, 2010, 12:01:05 am #595 Last Edit: June 17, 2010, 01:15:56 am by MIKE
Quote from: Dragon 3-2 on June 16, 2010, 11:26:50 pm
my squadron patch is about three post's up ( also in my sig)

and as far as wing patches being put into proper shape, ive already done it for my wing, without compromising the original design


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HGjunkie

I hate the new FLWG patch:


I personally like the old-skool patch, the one I wear:
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MIKE

I thought this thread was about squadron patches, not wing patches?  The new FLWG patch probably looks good on the right sleeve of a zoom bag, maybe not on the left sleeve of a BDU or Field Uniform though... Kind of pointless 'cause it's "optional".


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CadetProgramGuy

you know as much as members on this site complain about uniform issues, misplaced something or other, I am quite surprised no one is jumping all over the patches that are not correct for their echelon level.....

Squadrons are round, wing and higher are shields.

Added on:

But then again no one seems to listen to the uniform arguments either.......:)