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Finnish Air Force Command drops swastika symbol

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I thought they had dropped the symbol at the end of WW2 when the aircraft markings changed to a blue and white roundel.

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35 minutes ago, Retired Bob said:

I thought they had dropped the symbol at the end of WW2 when the aircraft markings changed to a blue and white roundel.

On aircraft, yes but not on the badge on their uniform etc

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Posted (edited)

Heh!

The lines between history, tradition, coincidence and what’s inappropriate can be very fine ones!

 

 I seem to recall quite a few unit patches from the 1960s to the 1980s that would raise eyebrows today!

Edited by Blimpyboy

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Posted (edited)

Seriously off topic, but here goes...

 

As far as I can recall, there’s always been a bit of a friendly bunfight between Australia and South Africa as to which country has the second oldest Air Force (both dating from 1920/1921, I believe).

What’s the go with Finland, as theirs seems to have been formed in 1918?

 

🤔

💣

 

Edited by Blimpyboy

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The RAF is the world's oldest independent Air Force

All the others are just Johnnie-come-latelies    :P

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17 minutes ago, Black Knight said:

The RAF is the world's oldest independent Air Force

All the others are just Johnnie-come-latelies

 

Yeah!

I do like watching the Australia/South Africa bunfight - aren't they just fighting over who gets to be the first loser?

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Back on topic, or close at least...

German Luftwaffe Geschwader 74 was officially named "Mölders" until very recently...

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8 hours ago, exdraken said:

German Luftwaffe Geschwader 74 was officially named "Mölders" until very recently...

Have they dropped that title as well?  

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1 hour ago, Retired Bob said:

Have they dropped that title as well?  

yes,

for several years now

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taktisches_Luftwaffengeschwader_74

300px-COA_TaktLwG_74.svg.png

seems they kept the WWI names Richthofen , Immelman and Boelke

 

not sure about Steinhoff though...

 

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19 minutes ago, exdraken said:

for several years now

Is Richthofen "safe" being WW1 or is that considered too risky to upset the snowflakes?

 

oop's missed the bottom part of your post.

Edited by Retired Bob
apology

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On 7/2/2020 at 9:08 AM, Blimpyboy said:

 

Yeah!

I do like watching the Australia/South Africa bunfight - aren't they just fighting over who gets to be the first loser?

But the RAAF has the more recent air-to-air kill than the RAF....

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41 minutes ago, GMK said:

But the RAAF has the more recent air-to-air kill than the RAF....

 

Doesn’t this count?

https://fighterjetsworld.com/weekly-article/when-raf-phantom-shot-down-a-raf-jaguar/2540/

 

xv422-02.jpg
 

 

And surely these fellers score extra points for hitting theirs with a JP233!

 

Tornado%20GR1%20ZA447%20'EA'%20Mig%20Eat
 

 

I s’pose the RAAF did manage to kill a Ute/truck with an AIM-7 CATM...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australian-air-force-jet-drops-dummy-missile-on-car-711406.html?amp

and

https://www.abc.net.au/pm/stories/s159695.htm

 

darwin-bombing-3.jpg

 

600VCxq.jpg

 

 

British Phantom vs Jaguar notwithstanding, the SAAF has also shot down some real aircraft - Hinds, Hips and Fishbeds:

http://www.warinangola.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1129

and

rankin5october1982.jpg

 

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17 hours ago, Retired Bob said:

Is Richthofen "safe" being WW1 or is that considered too risky to upset the snowflakes?

 

oop's missed the bottom part of your post.

Snowflakes???

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1 hour ago, Agent K said:

Snowflakes???

 

Sssshhh!

You're gonna get us all in trouble...

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On 7/1/2020 at 11:50 PM, Black Knight said:

The RAF is the world's oldest independent Air Force

 

In 2012, I attended the 100th Anniversary celebtrations at Zhukovsky in Moscow....... http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/moscow_2012.html

 

https://www.rbth.com/articles/2012/08/13/100_years_in_the_sky_centenary_of_russian_air_force_16987

 

Discuss......... :whistle:

 

Ken (Dons tin helmet)

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13 minutes ago, Flankerman said:

Ken (Dons tin helmet)

Nice one  💣💣💣💣💣💣

 

 

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5 hours ago, Blimpyboy said:

 

Doesn’t this count?

https://fighterjetsworld.com/weekly-article/when-raf-phantom-shot-down-a-raf-jaguar/2540/

 

xv422-02.jpg
 

 

And surely these fellers score extra points for hitting theirs with a JP233!

 

Tornado%20GR1%20ZA447%20'EA'%20Mig%20Eat
 

 

I s’pose the RAAF did manage to kill a Ute/truck with an AIM-7 CATM...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australian-air-force-jet-drops-dummy-missile-on-car-711406.html?amp

and

https://www.abc.net.au/pm/stories/s159695.htm

 

darwin-bombing-3.jpg

 

600VCxq.jpg

 

 

British Phantom vs Jaguar notwithstanding, the SAAF has also shot down some real aircraft - Hinds, Hips and Fishbeds:

http://www.warinangola.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1129

and

rankin5october1982.jpg

 

I was living at the RAAF Darwin Mess at the time of the CATM debacle. One of the guys had a commemorative cake made - complete with (scale) CATM through it - to mark the end of Pitch Black. It was, as they say, too soon. 

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On 7/2/2020 at 12:01 AM, luis pacheco said:

I bought last year

I want that mug...

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1 hour ago, John Masters said:

I want that mug...

Try to contact the Ilmavoimat museum.

 

www.ilmavoimamuseo.fi

 

Maybe they can send by postal service.

 

The museum may close soon due to the inquisition of the politically correct.

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Thanks.  The email address they have has been truncated...

 

 

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