303D FIGHTER SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Gules, a lightning flash bendwise Or, surmounted by a caricature of a young boy habited in shorts, shoes with socks, a scarf floatant fesswise to sinister and an aviator's helmet with goggles on his forehead Proper, grasping in dexter hand a shepherd's crook palewise Brown and under his sinister arm, a machine gun fesswise Gray, garnished Sable, all within a narrow border Yellow.

Attached below the disk, a Red scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "303d FIGHTER SQ" in Yellow letters.


Symbolism

Yellow is an Air Force color. It refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The young boy dressed as an aviator reflects the enduring spirit of the Squadron personnel in carrying out their mission. The shepherd's crook suggests the camaraderie of the members of the Squadron. The machine gun represents the aircraft and weapons systems used by unit personnel to fulfill their mission. The lightning flash represents the ability of the unit to respond in an expeditious manner.






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