VQ-1 World Watchers Plaque
A carefully crafted 14 inch wooden plaque of the VQ-1 World Watchers. Each piece is carefully carved and painted to provide a unique piece of craftsmenship!
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.
Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (VQ-1) is an aviation unit of the United States Navy established on 1 June 1955. It’s role is aerial reconnaissance and signals intelligence. The squadron is nicknamed the “World Watchers” and is based at NAS Whidbey Island, flying Lockheed EP-3E Aries II aircraft.