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USAF Squadron Guidons

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By Crusader1307

While Guidon's are more closely associated with Land Forces, the use of a standardized Guidon for use by The US Air Force was adopted in the 1960s. Used much in the same way as Land Forces, A Squadron Guidon is used to identify a particular Fighter Command, Squadron or Wing. The first use of such Banners can be traced to The German Luftwaffe of World War II (who used a similar type Flag the same way). As a standardized item, all USAF Fighter Squadrons use the same design and color scheme. A ''Shallow-tail'' design, all types are Royal Blue in color. Letter is bright Yellow and printed on both sides.

 

On The Hoist of The Flag is imprinted a Yellow colored Eagle in Full Wing pattern. Above, is placed the numerical identifier of the particular Unit. Beneath The Eagle is a series of Yellow Lettering which identifies the type of Fighter Command (ie ''TFS'' – ''Tactical Fighter Squadron'', etc). When a Squadron assembles on Parade and Formation, The Guidon is used very much as their Land Combat counterparts do.