VP-69 Totems Squadron Patch – Plastic Backing
A squadron patch of the VP-69 Totems with plastic backing.
Established as Patrol Squadron SIXTY NINE (VP-69) on 1 November 1970.
The squadron’s current insignia was approved by CNO on 8 July 1971. The complex, but rather original design is comprised of a circle divided into two curved halves like the Asian Yin and Yang. One side is light blue, and the other dark blue, providing a stylistic representation of the numerals 69. On the dark night side, stars form the constellation of Orion, the hunter, representing both the squadron’s mission and the name of its aircraft. Orion is also the name of the aircraft assigned to the squadron. The day side of the circle contains a silhouette of an aircraft being led by three stars located above the constellation
Orion. The slipstream of the aircraft extends into the water area of the lower segment of the circle. This signifies the hunter aspect of the squadron mission as depicted by the submarine silhouette in black. Colors: night side, dark blue; day side, light blue; aircraft, slipstream and stars, white; constellation Orion stars, white; submarine, black;
Nicknames: Totems, 1984–present.