French Naval Aviation Aeronavale Patch 21 F Flotille Pat Mar

French Naval Aviation Aeronavale Patch 21 F Pat Mar Patch Atlantique Maritme Patrol ASW Reconnaissance SAR Nimes Garons 1980s Large letters Emb on felt 115mm by 90mm four and one half by three and one half inches

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French Naval Aviation Aeronavale Patch 21 F Flotille Patch Atlantique Maritme Patrol ASW Reconnaissance SAR Search And Rescue Nimes Garons 1980s Larger lettering Embroidered on felt cut edge 110mm by 90mm four and five sixteenth inches by three and one half inches.

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French Naval Aviation Aeronavale is the naval air arm of the French Navy. Aeronavale has four components namely the air complements of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle the Naval air patrol units the on-board ships helicopters and land based Support units. French Naval aviation operates from four airbases in France and several detachments in foreign countries or French overseas territories.

Operational squadrons are known as Flotilles and normal consist of 12 aircraft. Squadrons 1F Flotille to 10F are carrier based anti-submarine squadrons 11F to 20F are fighter and attack squadrons 21F to 30F are maritime patrol squadrons 31F to 39F are helicopter squadrons. Shore based training and transport flights are known as Escadrilles de Servitude and 1S Servitude to 19S are communications squadrons 20S to 29S are helicopters squadrons and 50S to 59S are training squadrons.

This patch dates from the 1980s