Giorgio Catellani, one of the greatest Italian Air Force heraldry expert, recently sent me a few images of patches belonging to Squadrons equipped with the F-104 or whose badge contained (or still contains) a Starfighter. Some of these pictures are extremely rare and provide and interesting view of the type and feature of the patches the Italian pilots and personnel wore on their flight suits in the ’60s or ’70s, at the beginning of the F-104 career in the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force). Following are the images that Giorgio sent me; all these patches will be soon added to my Italian Air Force F-104 patches.
Here are the pictures that Giovanni Maduli took on May 22 during the first wave of arrivals to the Giornata Azzurra and on May 26 during the departures. Noteworthy, the interesting picture of the ASK21 […]
Since a lot of visitors of this website are interested in Italian Air Force Heraldry, I’ve decided to publish images of the new patches produced by the various operative units of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian […]
On Oct. 15, 2009, the Reparto Sperimentale Volo (RSV) of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) based in Pratica di Mare, celebrated its 60th anniversary with a private ceremony that comprised also a flying […]