AWWW YISSS! Talk intruder to me!
Seeing @Clutch’s user icon reminded me that I haven’t posted in here in a bit.
I need to expand my aviation patch collection. The majority of my patches are airsoft-related (Japan doesn’t like real guns).
I want to add the squadrons I frequently fly in DCS, and especially some VP-56 and P-3C patches since my dad was a “Dragon” back in the '70s.
A SwAF Youth program patch.
I was a member back in the 80’s, but there were no patches in those days.
Had the opportunity to get some patches from Norwegian collectors, with doubles…
RNoAF 331 Sq. One with cyrrilic letters for the NATO Balkan Air Policing Assignment in 2005.
RNoAF 332 Sq. Arctic Vipers
And finally some Exercise patches.
Op. Nordavind Banak 2010 (op. Northern Wind. Banak AB ENNA)
Red Flag 08-1 2007
Op. Arctic Challenge 2015. Co-op between the RNoAF, SwAF and FAF.
Got this on my recent visit to the Air Museum in Bodø.
The RNoAF painted a F-16B in D-Day Spitfire colors, to commemorate the 75 years anniversary.
Nice one Troll.
This one’s a real treat…
Haven’t seen one for sale before. Got if from a collector on ebay.
Swedish Airforce 72. Sqd ”Ghosts”.
Found this commemorative patch on ebay.
I also got a deal from a collector of RNoAF patches to buy his doubles…
20 original patches, inbound!!!
I know, right… He’s got over 2000 patches. Not just aviation, though.
My patches arrived!
Feels like X-mas…
The Yellow Sparrows is the RNoAF Flight School airshow team. They fly the SAAB MFI-15 ”Safari”. NATO designation T-17 ”Supporter”.
My Flight School, where I got my civilian Commercial Pilot License, had three of these on loan from the RNoAF and I got about 20hrs in them. Great little plane!
Another noteworthy patch is the 2011 Op. Odyssey Dawn, from the NATO mission in Libya.