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Any idea what the VEDA stands for?

I have no idea what it stands for.

 

Well I just googled the name and found out he was a USN test pilot and was associated with Veda inc.

 

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I have no idea what it stands for.

 

Well I just googled the name and found out he was a USN test pilot and was associated with Veda inc.

 

Chris

 

This could be your guy. VEDA was a company. Maybe he was ex-Navy and a contractor for this company? Looks like he was a test pilot.

 

http://www.hsvwings.com/USNTPS-FTM-NO108.pdf

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He was the XO in VF-11 flying the F-4 in 1979-80 onboard the USS Forrestal. Notice the patch on his chest is the same type in post number one in this thread.

 

Chris

 

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I wil add a bunch of Anti Sub patches, VS type

First up VS 25

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Next VS 30

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VS 24

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VS 914

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VS 916

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VS 41

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VS 37

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VS 31

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VS 34

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And Finally for this evening VS 33

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Nice. It looks Japanese made, what era?

VAH-9 was in existence 1957-1965. This one belonged to a close family friend. You can see the outline of the LCDR pin between the Owl's eyes.

 

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VAH-9 was in existence 1957-1965. This one belonged to a close family friend. You can see the outline of the LCDR pin between the Owl's eyes.

 

Chris

 

Nice!!

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Vietnam Anti-Submarine Aircrewman's Set - VS-38 Red Griffins flying Vikings off of the Bennington, then Hornet, then Ticonderoga in 1971

 

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All 5" cut edge Japanese made with nice original games patches and great 1971 crew patch. The Tonkin Gulf patch is outlined with gold bullion.

 

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TICO & Tonkin Patch

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Original 1968 and 1971 war games patches

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VS-38 Red Griffins - Vietnam Cruise 1971

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NATS - Naval Air Transport Service

 

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VR-3 The first transcontinental Naval Transport squadron established on July 15th, 1942

 

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Cold War Attack Squadron VA-176 flying Intruders off of the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (CV-42)

 

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Ace Novelty set Mediterranean Cruises 1973, 1974 & 1975

 

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VA-176 Intruder Attack Squadron

 

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NATS - Naval Air Transport Service (Fleet Logistics Support)

Naval Reserve Squadron VR-742

 

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My favorite patch. 1949-1951 VA-195 Korean War patch.

 

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Here is a picture of one of these patches being worn on the Hwachon Dam strike 01 May 1951, during the Korean War.

 

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My favorite patch. 1949-1951 VA-195 Korean War patch.

 

 

 

Great patch for a famous unit.Love the Skyraider Squadrons.Here is a link to the incredible Dam Busting Mission story:

 

 

http://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/skyraiders-torpedo-the-hwachon-dam/

 

 

Also,a few pics from the Unit.

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Thank you for the interesting link!! This patch belonged to one of pilots that flew on the strike mission. He did not drop a torpedo that day, but he unloaded a few 2000lb bombs that day. It is entirely possible that this very patch was worn for that mission, just don't know for certain.

 

Here is a photo from the coordinated strike on 01 May 1951.

 

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Task Group Delta - ASW weapons and tactics development

In the early 1960's, the staff of the Commander, Patrol Wings Atlantic in Norfolk, VA established Task Group Delta, which was a central point within the Navy for developing and improving air ASW tactics and procedures making significant advances in airborne ASW effectiveness vs. the nuclear submarine. They began with the Martin P5M-2 Marlin seaplane and VP-45 developing tactics to be used with the "new" technological advances as the USN transitioned into the P-3 Orion series, the mainstay of USN Cold War airborne ASW platforms throughout the globe.

VP-45 Cruise Book 1962 see page 11 for patch in wear on flight jacket http://www.vp45association.org/_cruisebooks/cruise_book_62_63.pdf

 

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