VF(AW)-3 Blue Nemesis Squadron Patch – Sew on
A 4 inch squadron patch of the VF(AW)-3 Blue Nemesis
All Weather Fighter Squadron 3 (VF(AW)-3) was a designation which was used by two separate U.S. Navy aviation squadrons. The first squadron to use the designation was established as Composite Squadron THREE (VC-3) on 20 May 1943, was redesignated All Weather Fighter Squadron THREE (VF(AW)-3) on 1 July 1956 and was disestablished on 2 May 1958. The second squadron to use the designation was established as “Navy Air Training Unit-Pacific (NATUPAC)” on 22 May 1944, was redesignated “Night Development Squadron Pacific (NightDevRonPac)” on 6 April 1946, then “Fighter All Weather Training Unit Pacific (FAWTUPAC)” on 1 September 1948 and finally, on the same day as the first squadron designated VF(AW)-3 was disestablished, 2 May 1958, was redesignated “All Weather Fighter Squadron THREE (VF(AW-3)”. This second squadron to carry the VF(AW)-3 designation adopted the insignia and nickname “Blue Nemesis” from the first VF(AW)-3 and was the only U.S. Navy unit to be assigned to the North American Air Defense Command.