VA-133 Squadron Patch – Plastic Backing
VA-133 was a short-lived Attack Squadron of the U.S. Navy, nicknamed the Blue Knights. It was established on 21 August 1961 and disestablished a year later, on 1 October 1962. It was based at NAS Cecil Field and flew A4D-2 Skyhawk aircraft.
An RIM-2 Terrier SAM missile is fired by USS Constellation in 1962. In the foreground are aircraft from VF-131 and VA-133
August 1961: The squadron was established as part of a new Air Group to increase the strength of the fleet as a result of the Berlin Crisis of 1961.
8–19 February 1962: A squadron detachment was aboard USS Constellation for carrier trials and in a standby status for possible assistance during Project Mercury, the launching of Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, USMC, in Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7.
March–May 1962: The squadron participated in Constellation’s shakedown cruise in the Caribbean.