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VFT Fighter Training patches - Any References or original examples?


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Salvage Sailor

Aloha Everyone,

 

Does anyone have any solid references or documentation on "VFT" Squadron patches? Other than a topic on our forum here and some images on bluejacket.com, I've only found current sales websites for reproduction/collector VFT patches.

 

I've also found an NHHC Insignia Collection inventory list from 2003 here that lists VFT-1 through VFT-6 as being in this collection. Scroll down to Box 83 (NHHC - Naval History and Heritage Command)

 

I've been looking for several years after I acquired a Green Aces VFT-24 patch which came from a veteran's scrapbook and now I've picked up a new one (VFT-21) that is not described anywhere on the web.

 

Are VFT squadrons Fighter Training squadrons? If so, does anyone have a USN document which notes or lists them and their lineage?

What era are they - 1950's? (40's? 60's?)

Are there any originals in your collections for us to discuss and compare?

Posted below is what I believe is an original VFT-24 that I've had for about 10 years or more.

VFT 24 Green Aces 003.jpg

VFT 24 Green Aces 004.jpg

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VFT-21 JOKERS - From a 1950's USN VP Pilot. Any information on this squadron?

VFT 21 Jokers 001.jpg

VFT 21 Jokers 002.jpg

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