HS-85 Golden Gaters Squadron Patch – Sew On
A 4 inches HS-85 Golden Gaters Squadron Patch.
HS-85 “Golden Gater’s” Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron
HS-85 was established as Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight Five on 1 July 1970 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda, CA.
In 1993, HS-85 moved from NAS Alameda to NAS North Island to assume the Target Launch and Target/Torpedo Recovery mission at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) San Clemente Island, CA upon the decommissioning of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron ONE.
HS-85 became HC-85 on 1 October 1994, reflecting a change in squadron mission from ASW to Combat Support.