VP-65 Tridents P-3 Tail Flash
20 inch VP-65 P-3 Tail Flash – Solid Wood and hand painted
VP-65 was established at NAS Los Alamitos, Calif., as a result of a major reorganization of the Naval Air Reserve that took place in 1970. The 12 Reserve squadrons formed were structured along the lines of regular Navy squadrons with nearly identical organization and manning levels. The reorganization concept was known as 12/2/1. There were 12 VP squadrons under two commands, Commander Fleet Air Reserve Wings Atlantic and Commander Fleet Air Reserve Wings Pacific, under the control of one central authority, Commander Naval Air Reserve.