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Thread: My Favorite Patch...59TH FIS - "Freicudan Du", Whats Yours?

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    My Favorite Patch...59TH FIS - "Freicudan Du", What's Your's?

    This is my fathers patch when we were stationed at Goose Bay, Labrador ("The Goose") 1963-'64.

    I learned that it is not an "official" patch, as it is not within the design parameters for official patches. It was designed for the 59TH Fighter Interceptor Squadron. The red eyed bat represents the night flying capabilities of the squadron.

    The words "Freicudan Du" are Welsh and stand for "Black Watch".

    Do you folks have a favorite patch?
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    Re: My Favorite Patch...59TH FIS - "Freicudan Du", What's Your's?

    My favorite patch is from the Big 22: 22nd Tactical Fighter Squadron - Last of the Red Hot Fighter Squadrons. Of course, I was actually in this squadron, too.

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    Re: My Favorite Patch...59TH FIS - "Freicudan Du", What's Your's?

    Great patch there AZBob! Do you have the wartime version also?

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    Re: My Favorite Patch...59TH FIS - "Freicudan Du", What's Your's?

    Quote Originally Posted by MEinWV
    Great patch there AZBob! Do you have the wartime version also?
    Which wartime version would you like? Grenada? Gulf War I? Gulf War II? GWOT? Iraq or Afghanistan?

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    Re: My Favorite Patch...59TH FIS - "Freicudan Du", What's Your's?

    My Dad wore this patch while stationed at Kingsley Field in Oregon. He was killed in an aviation incident in November 1968 while in an F-101B Voodoo. Unfortunately we were not allowed to retain any of his squadron patches from the 59th FIS after his death. I've always wanted one of these to put in a memorial shadow box for him. I currently have all of his other "Previous" squadron and assorted patches that he wore on his flight suit. All of which currently reside in his memorial shadow box.

    Also, from what I remember about the squadron, (based on things my mom and dad spoke of) the official/un-official "Alcohol" was Bacardi Rum. My dad would have fellow squadron mates over for bbq's and post deer hunting expeditions and the only liquor I ever saw was Bacardi Rum or Budwiser Beer.

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    Re: My Favorite Patch...59TH FIS - "Freicudan Du", What's Your's?

    I wore this patch for 3 years. It's the 1st Armored Division which was in Germany at the time.
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    My dad's Freicudan Du mug

    Quote Originally Posted by MEinWV View Post
    This is my fathers patch when we were stationed at Goose Bay, Labrador ("The Goose") 1963-'64.

    I learned that it is not an "official" patch, as it is not within the design parameters for official patches. It was designed for the 59TH Fighter Interceptor Squadron. The red eyed bat represents the night flying capabilities of the squadron.

    The words "Freicudan Du" are Welsh and stand for "Black Watch".

    Do you folks have a favorite patch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Hand Fluke View Post
    I wore this patch for 3 years. It's the 1st Armored Division which was in Germany at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East3066 View Post
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    My dad had one of those mugs. it was broken in our move from Kingsley Field OR. to Silver Spring MD.
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    Im a little late to the party but heres my favorite patch. Although not a patch. I wore one of these for 8 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Celtic Rebel View Post
    My dad had one of those mugs. it was broken in our move from Kingsley Field OR. to Silver Spring MD.
    I know Kingsley field in Klamath well. It was not used for some years, I think they have a reserve squadron there again. Small world.

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    79th Tactical Fighter Squadron , Royal Air Force Station Upper Heyford, United Kingdom. Nick named the "Tiger Squadron".

 

 

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