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On a disc Gules, a caricatured bird Sable standing and leaning toward dexter with sinister hand on hip and dexter foot crossed over sinister foot, smoking a cigar of the last flamant of the first, smoke Argent; wearing an aviator's helmet with goggles and peering through a monocular all of the last detailed of the second also wearing a sweater Celeste with a wood chip on the sinister shoulder Or with a beak and feet of the like, all within a narrow border Blue.

Attached below the disc, a Yellow scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "4TH EXP RECONNAISSANCE SQ" in Blue letters.


Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The black bird aptly expresses the squadron's spirit and mission by his nonchalant attitude of "observing". His demeanor intimates that the squadron is "looking for trouble".

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