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VP (Patrol Squadron) Insignia that have been "officially" approved by OPNAVINST. 5030.4E (Note: This listing only includes current operational squadrons)

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(5th) VP-1

Lineage:

Established as VB-128 on 15 February 1943

Redesignated VPB-128 on 1 October 1944

Redesignated VP-128 on 15 May 1946

Redesignated VP-ML-1 on 15 November 1946

Redesignated VP-1 on 1 September 1948

Insignia approved: 4 February 1985

(2nd) VP-4

Lineage:

Established as VB-144 on 1 July 1943

Redesignated VPB-144 on 1 October 1944

Redesignated VP-144 on 15 May 1946

Redesignated VP-ML-4 on 15 November 1946

Redesignated VP-4 on 1 September 1948

Insignia approved: 25 March 1993

(2nd) VP-5

Lineage:

Established as VP-17F on 2 January 1937

Redesignated VP-42 on 1 July 1939

Redesignated VB-135 on 15 February 1943

Redesignated VPB-135 on 1 October 1944

Redesignated VP-135 on 15 May 1946

Redesignated VP-ML-5 on 15 November 1946

Redesignated VP-5 on 1 September 1948

Redesignated VP-14 on 15 December 1949

Insignia approved: 27 February 1951

(2nd) VP-8

Lineage:

Established as VP-201 on 1 September 1942

Redesignated VPB-201 on 1 October 1944

Redesignated VP-201 on 15 May 1946

Redesignated VP-MS-1 on 15 November 1946

Redesignated VP-ML-8 on 5 June 1947

Redesignated VP-8 on 1 September 1948

Insignia approved: 9 July 1979

(2nd) VP-9

Lineage: Established as VP-9 on 15 March 1951

Insignia approved: 20 November 1984

 (3rd) VP-10

Lineage: Established as VP-10 on 19 March 1951

Insignia approved: Exact date unknown. It is presumed the insignia was approved for the date of the squadron's establishment on 19 March 1951.

 (3rd) VP-16

Lineage:

Reserve squadron VP-741 called to active duty on 1 May 1951

Redesignated VP-16 on 4 February 1953

Insignia approved: 30 October 1953

 (3rd) VP-26

Lineage:

Established as VB-114 on 26 August 1943

Redesignated VPB-114 on 1 October 1944

Redesignated VP-114 on 15 May 1946

Redesignated VP-HL-6 on 15 November 1946

Redesignated VP-26 on 1 September 1948

Insignia approved: 13 June 1950

 VP-30

Lineage: Established as VP-30 on 30 June 1960

Insignia approved: 15 July 1993

 (2nd) VP-40

Lineage: Established as VP-40 on 20 January 1951

Insignia approved: 21 February 1955

 (3rd) VP-45

Lineage:

Established as VP-205 on 1 November 1942

Redesignated VPB-205 on 1 October 1944

Redesignated VP-205 on 15 May 1946

Redesignated VP-MS-5 on 15 November 1946

Redesignated VP-45 on 1 September 1948

Insignia approved: 4 February 1949

VP-46

Lineage:

Established as VP-5S on 1 September 1931

Redesignated VP-5F on 1 April 1933

Redesignated VP-5 in 1937

Redesignated VP-33 on 1 July 1939

Redesignated VP-32 on 1 July 1941

Redesignated VPB-32 on 1 October 1944

Redesignated VP-32 on 15 May 1946

Redesignated VP-MS-6 on 15 November 1946

Redesignated VP-46 on 1 September 1948

Insignia approved: 12 December 1988

 VP-47

Lineage:

Established as VP-27 on 1 June 1944

Redesignated VPB-27 on 1 October 1944

Redesignated VP-27 on 15 May 1946

Redesignated VP-MS-7 on 15 November 1946

Redesignated VP-47 on 1 September 1948

Insignia approved: 5 March 1964

 (4th) VP-62

Lineage: Established as VP-62 on 1 November 1970

Insignia approved: 3 August 1971

 

NOTE: The Insignia and Lineage in the above community listing is ONLY FOR CURRENTLY ACTIVE NAVY SQUADRONS. A complete listing of all Navy squadrons and their insignia have not been compiled at this time due to the extensive nature of this listing.


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25 October 2000