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Hi All,

 

The final version of the VA-55 Torpcat squadron patch and a particular favorite of mine.This image was taken from the 1954/1955 VA-55 XO's flight jacket & from within my collection. What makes my jackets so unusual is the fact that he had both VA-55's last Torpcat and 1st version of the Warhorses squadron patches attached to his (leather & canvas) flight jackets.

 

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Cheers Dave

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Nice patch Hink.....

 

 

VA-55 WARHORSES (ATKRON-55) - Vietnam War era facing right with no scroll on the checkerboard, A4 Skyhawk squadron

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VS-27 Sawbucks ca early 50's

 

That's the left hand version, here's the right hand brown version with scroll

 

VS-27 Sawbucks (AIRANTISUBRON 27) carrier based Viking squadron

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Does anyone have information on this patch? The Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons vol 1 states the design was used for 17 years, from 1950 to 1967. The illustration has no tabs and describes the design as having a white background, yellow devil, orange lightning bolt and black ace of spades. I have seen remakes of this patch, but none with the "Yellow Devils" lower tab. The patch is 6.25 in. high and 6.0 in. wide across the bottom scroll. Thanks for any insights.

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Dear Moderator,

 

I am in search for one VAW-112 sticker (USSNIMITZ ERA 1979).

Here at this forum thread I seen two of these. Can the owner contact me please? Seems there were two stickers shown on a picture (on page 10).

 

I am very interested in bying one.

 

I have a huge CVN69 collection but still missing the sticker.

Duncan

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This patch has no plastic backside, just cloth. It feels really soft. It is the exact one as Owens wears on his left shoulder (seen in the SH-3D island scene - the final countdown movie).

 

The skull's mouth exact. There is an earlier patch, just like the sticker shown above but very hard to find. A person i met has one.

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RVAW-110 FIREBIRDS - Replacement Airborne Early Warning Squadron (1967-83)

 

Redesignated VAW-110 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (CARAEWRON 110) in 1983, disestablished in 1994

 

Flew Grumman E-1B Tracer, Grumman C-2A Greyhound, Grumman E-2C Hawkeye

 

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (VAW-110), nicknamed the Firebirds, was an aviation unit of the United States Navy based at Naval Air Station Miramar, California, USA.
It had its beginnings on 20 April 1967 as Replacement Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (RVAW-110), which had been formed when VAW-11 was broken into six separate squadrons. In spite of its primary role in training, RVAW-110 acquired operational skills through deployments aboard the aircraft carriers USS Oriskany (CVA-34), USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42), and USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) during the Vietnam War. On 1 May 1983, the squadron was redesignated VAW-110, aligning its designation with its actual mission and capabilities.

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