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   2d Airborne Command and Control Squadron
Official Significance:  The blue humming bird, a small, versatile, but fearless bird, is descriptive of the type of aircraft assigned to the unit and its mission.  The Air Force yellow field is representative of the precious American heritage of freedom and liberty.  The horizontal blue and white stripes symbolize the organization's aircraft markings.

[b]Translation:[/b] PARVUM SED INTREPIDUM = Small But Fearless

Officially approved on 13 April 1954 for the 2d Liaison Squadron, a predecessor unit.  (Source: AFHRA records)

To continue the story I began under the SAC-era unit patch, when it was discovered the SAC-style patch wasn't officially approved, the unit was advised that THIS was its authorized emblem (due to lineage & honors, etc.).  Ergo, patches were ordered and, reluctantly, worn (though not by everyone, I'm told--you can imagine what the pilots thought about wearing a patch that represented a "small" aircraft, which the EC-135 was not!).  This particular patch, embroidered on twill, is larger than the fully embroidered version and believed to be the earlier of the two bluebird patches.

2d Airborne Command and Control Squadron

Official Significance: The blue humming bird, a small, versatile, but fearless bird, is descriptive of the type of aircraft assigned to the unit and its mission. The Air Force yellow field is representative of the precious American heritage of freedom and liberty. The horizontal blue and white stripes symbolize the organization's aircraft markings.

Translation: PARVUM SED INTREPIDUM = Small But Fearless

Officially approved on 13 April 1954 for the 2d Liaison Squadron, a predecessor unit. (Source: AFHRA records)

To continue the story I began under the SAC-era unit patch, when it was discovered the SAC-style patch wasn't officially approved, the unit was advised that THIS was its authorized emblem (due to lineage & honors, etc.). Ergo, patches were ordered and, reluctantly, worn (though not by everyone, I'm told--you can imagine what the pilots thought about wearing a patch that represented a "small" aircraft, which the EC-135 was not!). This particular patch, embroidered on twill, is larger than the fully embroidered version and believed to be the earlier of the two bluebird patches.

File information
Album name: Units Numbered 0002
Inscription:PARVUM SED INTREPIDUM
Base:Offutt AFB, Nebraska
Date added:May 30, 2007
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