Heraldry of the Indonesian Air Force

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Heraldry of the Indonesian Air Force

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 07 Oct 2015, 18:30

From the Indonesian Wikipedia some Heraldry of the Indonesian Air Force. A sign that Heraldry is attracting the interest of Militaries Worldwide not just in countries with a Heraldic Tradition.

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Badge of the Air Force Staff and Command School.

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Air Force Operations Command I, the Insignia of the Air Force Operations Command II is similar, only the Roman Numeral is changed to a II.

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Air Squadron 1, the Coat of Arms of Air Squadrons show the Squadron Numeral which perhaps could have been left out.

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Re: Heraldry of the Indonesian Air Force

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 07 Oct 2015, 18:32

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Air Squadron 3.

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Air Squadron 5.

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Air Squadron 6, rather unheraldic.

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Re: Heraldry of the Indonesian Air Force

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 07 Oct 2015, 18:34

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Air Squadron 7.

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Air Squadron 8, the Elephant's Head and Wings could have been drawn more stringent perhaps.

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Air Squadron 11.

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Re: Heraldry of the Indonesian Air Force

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 07 Oct 2015, 18:37

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Air Squadron 12.

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Air Squadron 14.

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Air Squadron 15.

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Re: Heraldry of the Indonesian Air Force

Postby Chris Green » 07 Oct 2015, 18:42

Sadly the Indonesians seem not to have inherited Dutch heraldic expertise.
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Re: Heraldry of the Indonesian Air Force

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 08 Oct 2015, 05:33

Not the best heraldry from a European perspective, but considered functionally as badges they should work well in identifying and symbolizing these military units, composed of airmen who likely would find our style of heraldry largely unintelligible and meaningless.
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Re: Heraldry of the Indonesian Air Force

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 25 Oct 2015, 10:12

I would say these insignia falls within a South East Asian Tradition as regarding Military Insignia. As for Dutch influence perhaps there was a deliberate move away from that following the Bitter Independence War. Some more Insignia:

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Air Squardon 4.

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Air Squadron 16.

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Air Squadron 17, this is a Transport Squadron indicated by the Winged Carriage.

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Re: Heraldry of the Indonesian Air Force

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 25 Oct 2015, 10:21

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Air Squadron 21, image from tni-au-mil.id.

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Air Squadron 31.

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Air Squadron 32.


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