Michael L. Roberts - United States Naval Aviation Patches Volume II: Aircraft, Attack Squadrons, Helicopter Squadrons
Schiffer Publishing | 1995 | ISBN: 088740801X | 144 pages | PDF | 109.07 MB
The patch is a customized emblem designed specifically for a particular organization. An emblem is often displayed on patches, decals, plaques and other memorabilia. Pride and comradery in the crew is a direct result of the patch as a daily reminder that a specific unit is the best in the Navy. In the past, patches were designed by and for the unit members. Although not approved by Navy Regulations until the 1950s, for Unofficial use only, Navy units have proudly displayed their patches since World War II. Today, patches are both Official and Unofficial. The Official version has either been designed or approved by the Naval Board of Heraldry, with each element and color of the design having a specific meaning. This is the second of three volumes covering Naval Aviation patches from World War II to the present each volume will contain over 1000 patches in full color. This volume covers the patches of individual aircraft (attack, cargo, electronic warfare, fighter, helicopter, patrol, anti-submarine, training), fixed-wing squadrons (VA, VA(AW), VAH, RVAH, VAHM, VAK, VAL, VAN, VAP, VAQ, VAW), and helicopter squadrons (HAL, HC, HCS, HCT, HM, HS, HSL, HT, HU).