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These are some of the hardest to find for me, here for your viewing pleasure YAGR and AGR Radar Picket ships,, I don'tr think these belong in the Yard bird group

first up YAGR division 21

 

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My favorite this group about 7 inches USS Skywatcher AGR 3 if any one has any of these they don't want let me know

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On 11/9/2017 at 12:19 PM, Bearmon said:

These are some of the hardest to find for me, here for your viewing pleasure YAGR and AGR Radar Picket ships,, I don'tr think these belong in the Yard bird group

first up YAGR division 21

 

 

 

Thanks for starting up this topic, it was another one on my to do list although I was also thinking of including all of the radar picket types (AGR, YAGR, DDR, DER)

 

Excellent resource on these ships here http://www.yagrs.org/ships.htm

 

and... http://www.radomes.org/museum/ThePicketShips.php

 

Here's another AGR Squadron - RADRON TWO - Radar Picket Squadron Two, NORAD (made by Gemsco)

 

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USS LOOKOUT (AGR-3) RADRON TWO In service 1955 to 1965

 

Two different sizes, both US made (the larger one feels like Gemsco)

 

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USS LOOKOUT (AGR-3) RADRON TWO In service 1955 to 1965

 

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USS LOOKOUT (AGR-3) RADRON TWO In service 1955 to 1965

 

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My Dad was assigned as a Radarman aboard the Interdictor during his last year in the Navy, after a 3 year Far East stint with COMSVTHFLT...He served under Schoech and Moorer....when he received his orders home, Moorer looked at them, and told my dad "None of my boys should have to serve on a :)ing garbage scow like that, say the word, and I will cancel these and keep you in FLAGPLOT"...my dad was looking forward to getting back to the land of round eye's after 3 years in the Far East, so he took the Interdictor.

 

He said it was really the best duty he had....really good chow, lots of room, basketball courts in the hold....

 

I have a patch, and a metal coat of arms (for a plaque I would guess) tucked away too...

 

 

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USS WATCHMAN (AGR-16) Guardian class in service with RADRON ONE 1959 to 1965

 

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On 11/9/2017 at 12:22 PM, Bearmon said:

USS Vigil YAGR 12

 

 

USS VIGIL (YAGR-12) & (AGR-12) RADRON TWO

 

CONVERTED June 1956 at Philadelphia, PA
COMMISSIONED 5 March 1957 as YAGR -12 at Philadelphia, PA
HOME PORT 22 June 1957, Davisville, RI
RECLASSIFIED 28 September 1958 as AGR-12
DECOMMISSIONED 3 March 1965
 

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USS VIGIL (AGR-12) RADRON TWO

 

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USS PROTECTOR (AGR-11) RADRON TWO - In service 1957 to 1965  These two (2) patches came together, no clear ID on the Scanning Cat but of note, the thread colors and weave match on both patches,  (green, red, yellow, black)

 

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The "Scanning Cat", quite possibly an AGR/YAGR patch.

 

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