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VA-85 Squadron Patch VA-85 Squadron Patch
Size: 4"
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The "Buckeyes" of VA-85 date back to their original designation of VA-859 in February 1951, during the Korean War. 2 years later, they were redesignated from the Reserve squadron to their final designation. Having flown from Vietnam to Desert Storm, the Black Falcons (radio callsign "Buckeyes") were known for the black stripe worn under one eye. They have since been decommissioned.

VA-86 Squadron (Old Repro) VA-86 Squadron (Old Repro)
Size: 4"
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This is a "hand-made" reproduction of the color version of the squadron patch for ATTACK SQUADRON 86.

 

VA-95 Squadron Patch VA-95 Squadron Patch
Size: 4 1/2"
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Price: $7.00

The 'Green Lizards' of VA-95 were established in April 1972 and operated the Grumman A-6E and KA-6D Intruder as part of CVW-11 onboard the USS Lincoln (CVN-72). They conducted operations in the Persian Gulf immediately following Desert Storm where the squadron deployed 3 detachments to Sheik Isa air base in Bahrain.

VA-106 Squadron Patch (Repro) VA-106 Squadron Patch (Repro)
Size: 4 1/2"
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Price: $7.00

This squadron was established as Bomber-Fighter squadron Seventeen (VBF-17) in January 1945, then redesignated as VF-6b in November 1946, then to VF-62 in July 1948, then VA-106 in July 1955, but were disestablished in November 1969. They were re-established in April 1984 to become the East Coast FRS (training squadron) for the F/A-18 Hornet out of NAS cecil Field, but have since moved to NAS Oceana, VA and are still the East Coast Hornet training squadron.

VA-116 Squadron Patch (Repro-OLD) VA-116 Squadron Patch (Repro-OLD)
Size: 4 3/4"
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Price: $7.00

This is a reproduction of the old version of the VA-116 Squadron patch. They were established as VA-116 in December 1955, then redesignated as VA-144 in February 1959. They were disestablished in January 1971.

VA-127 Squadron Patch (Repro-OLD) VA-127 Squadron Patch (Repro-OLD)
Size: 4 1/4"
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Price: $7.00

This is a reproduction of the old version of the VA-127 Squadron patch. VA-127 is the direct predecessor of VFA-127 and has been established on 15 June 1962 as a Fleet Readiness Squadron of the Pacific Fleet Reserve Carrier Air Wing 12 (RCVW-12), tailcoded NJ, stationed on NAS Lemoore. On the eve of the Vietnam War in July 1964, VA-127 still flew a significant number of 21 TF-9J Cougars - and, in fact, together with VA-126 over at Miramar, as far as I know shared the distinction of being the last Cougar Squadron in the inventory - but soon thereafter changed to TA-4F/J and A-4C/F Skyhawks. The older VA-127 squadron patch you have in store is from that time - when the squadron had some other duties to fulfill, than being the adversary, namely providing A-4 transitioning training for pilots coming from the then to be phased-out A-1 Skyraider. It is definitely that the squadron during that time was bearing the nickname "Batmen", thus the bat you can see in the patch. VA-126, after eight years as an Attack Squadron, was redesignated VF-126 on 15 October 1965. It received its first TA-4Fs in 1967 and afterwards has been one of the prinicipal Navy adversary units, later flying the awesome and tremendously stripped-down F-16N until finally being decommissioned in April 1994. VA-127, after functioning since May 1970 as the only Replacement Training Squadron for A-4s in the Navy, in November 1975 became responsible for the difficult task to providing training in defensive tactics against enemy aircraft to all A-7 squadrons of the Pacific Fleet, quite a challenge but so important for the light-attack community. For that purpose, VA-127 supplemented its two-seat Skyhawks with single-seat A-4Es and A-4Fs. As you already seem to know, VA-127 with the imminent retreat of the A-7 was redesignated VFA-127 on 1 March 1987, flying A-4s, F-5E/Fs and since mid-1992 F/A-18A/B from NAS Fallon. VFA-127 was disestablished in 1996, not without relinquishing its A-4s much earlier.

VA-127 Squadron Patch VA-127 Squadron Patch
Size: 4"
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Price: $7.00

The "Cyclons", based at NAS Fallon, NV are an adversary squadron equipped with Northrop's F-5 E/F Tigers, and in 1992, began transitioning to the F/A-18A/B Hornet and switched to their new designation of VFA-127. The Cyclons were the first adversary squadron to fly the Hornet.

VA-133 Squadron Patch (Repro-OLD) VA-133 Squadron Patch (Repro-OLD)
Size: 4 3/4"
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Price: $7.00

This is a reproduction of the old version of the VA-133 Squadron patch. The VA-133 "Blue Knights" had a very short history. The squadron was established on 21 August 1961, and flew the A4D-2 Skyhawk from NAS Cecil Field, Florida, but was already disestablished on 1 October 1962.

VA-144 Squadron Patch (Repro-OLD) VA-144 Squadron Patch (Repro-OLD)
Size: 4 3/4"
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Price: $7.00

This is a reproduction of the old version of the VA-144 Squadron patch. They were established as VA-116 in December 1955, then redesignated as VA-144 in February 1959. They were disestablished in January 1971.

VA-145 Squadron Patch VA-145 Squadron Patch
Size: 4 1/4"
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Price: $7.00

The "Swordsmen" of VA-145 originated from the reserve squadron VA-702 when they were called to active duty in July 1950. They flew F-4U Corsairs and AD-1 Skyraiders.

VA-147 Squadron Patch VA-147 Squadron Patch
Size: 4"
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The "Argonauts" of VA-147 were the first Fleet squadron to fly the A-7A Corsair II. They were established in February 1967, and have since converted to the F/A-18C Hornet in the mid-80s. They fly the Hornet with CVW-9 onboard the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74).

VA-155 Squadron Patch (Repro-OLD) VA-155 Squadron Patch (Repro-OLD)
Size: 5"
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Price: $7.00

This is a reproduction of the old version of the VA-155 Squadron patch. They were established as Reserve Attack Squadron 71E in 1946, redesignated as Reserve Attack Squadron 58A, redesignated as Reserve Composite Squadron 722 in November 1949, then as VA-728, then as VA-155. They were disestablished in September 1977.

       
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