VP-62 Broadarrows Plaque
A solid wood plaque carefully notched and detailed of the VP-62 Broadarrows. Each plaque is hand crafted to honor those aviators who have worn VP-62 colors. Size: 14 inches
The use of naval aviation insignia is a modern form of heraldry that dates back to the early period of naval aviation in the 1920’s and captures many proud moments of its history. The practice fosters a sense of pride, unit cohesion and contributes to high morale, esprit de corps and professionalism within the community. It also serves as an effective means of preserving a command’s tradition, continuity of purpose and recognition, as traced through its lineage. The following rules are provided to ensure that all command insignia and slogans are in keeping with the highest traditions of the proud naval aviation heritage.
Patrol Squadron Sixty-Two (VP-62) is a Reserve Force unit commissioned in November 1970, to provide fully manned and equipped squadrons in the event of war or national emergency.
VP-62 is located at NAS Jacksonville and has operated the SP-Neptune, P-3AJB Orion, P-3C Update III and currently the Navy’s newest and most formidable maritime patrol aircraft, the P-3C Aircraft Improvement Program (AIP).
The squadron has selected reservists who commute across the southeastern United States to take part in proficiency training and fleet contributory support missions. Since commissioning, VP-62 has logged thousands of operational flight hours supporting the fleet throughout the world. During reservists’ two-week annual training periods, VP-62 personnel have operated out of the Azores, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, Crete, Japan, Iceland, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Sicily, Spain and the United Kingdom. The overwhelming success of these deployments has highlighted the advanced capability of the PR3C AIP and demonstrated the Naval Reserve’s ability to effectively operate and maintain front-line equipment in a challenging real-world environment.