Pakistan Army Aviation Patches

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    On a special request by Sir Fatman17, I'm sharing a couple of Pakistan Army Aviation patches with you all. I uploaded them in the gallery some time back and I've decided to share them with you all :tup:

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    Pakistan Army Aviation brevets have wreath/star indicating flying experience.

    The brevet was designed by Mrs. S. Bano in 1956. The flying wing and red eagle reflects vigilance. The red and blue colors signify artillery colors to which AirOp belonged. The black background signifies the black flag which our Muslim ancestors carried in battle.

    The wreath and star were added by Maj. MK Sagheer in 1974 to signify 3000+ accident free flying hours, this addition was officially approved by GHQ in early 80's (today's qualification for this distinction is unknown).


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    The Pakistan Army Aviation School crest was designed in the mid-60's. The mandate of the school to provide fixed and rotary wing training to its students. The original primary training aircraft were the L-19 and OH-13s, and the Alouette III for advanced training. Today the school uses the Mushak and Schweizer.

    The motto"Knowledge is Strength" signifies a pilot's dedication to continuous learning.

    The crest/motto was designed by: Maj. MK Sagheer


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    The squadron crest of No. 6 Army Aviation Squadron equipped with UH-1H helicopters.

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    The Pakistan Army Aviation insignia.

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    The original squadron crest of No. 4 Army Aviation Squadron from 1970's era. The Mi-8's were retired from service in the late 80's. The squadron currently flies Mi-17's.

    The word "Gallant" was added after the 1971 war to indicate the "awe-inspiring" performance of this squadron's pilots during the 1971 war in then East Pakistan.

    No. 4 Squadron has the distinct honor of being the only serving unit in East Pakistan not to have surrendered on Dec. 16, 1971. The squadron flew Alouette 3's and Mi-8's in East Pakistan.

    The crest was originally conceived by Col. LA Bokhari and the example shown was finalized by Maj. MK


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    The original squadron crest of No. 3 Army Aviation Squadron. This crest is from the mid-60's when the squadron was first raised, at the time 3 Squadron flew OH-13s, in 1968 they converted to Alouette III's. The Squadron was raised in 1963-64 era by then Col. NUK Babar.

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    The squadron crest of No. 5 Army Aviation Squadron equipped with the Alouette III helicopters.

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    Bezerk Cool !!!
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    Yes Sir, Indeed ;)

    In my opinion, our Air Force is given WAY too much attention and exposure while our Aviation fly boy's simply sit back and do their job in a very subtle and professional manner! They deserve a LOT of exposure and recognition for all their amazing work that they've been doing for decades. Not saying that they don't receive it, but certainly not as much as the Air Force pilots lol.

    Three cheers for Pakistan Army Aviation! :cheers:
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    ^^ Indeed. I have a few retired aviation relatives, if they knew about this forum and thread they'd send a thanks your way too. Been on a wild ride a few times on the good old Alouette meself, fine birds.
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    plz post the paf squadron patches aswell if possible.
    thanks in advance
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    search the forum - they are posted!:enjoy:
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    thanks in advance
    Here you go man.

    Anatolian Eagle PAF Patches and more
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    5 Squadron of Army has been using Allouette and Lama helicopter for Siachen and northern areas. now the Allouette and Lama are retrived from the squadron and squadron is re-equipped with AS 350 B3 helicopters and MI-17 helicopters. The squadron is now at Sakardu.
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    4 Aviation squadron is now renamed as 4 Air Assault squadron and it is equipped with Bell 412 helicopters.
    The squadron is now at Quetta.