VSF-86 Gators Squadron Patch – Plastic Backing
A 3.8″W x 4.2″H squadron patch of the VSF-86 Gators with plastic backing.
1. July 1970 VSF-86 Established at NAS New Orleans LA.
1. September 1973 VSF-86 Disestablished at NAS New Orleans LA.
1970 – 1971
VSF-86-01.png (87097 Byte)
1971 – 1973
VSF-86-01.png (78015 Byte)
24 July 1971 – 8. August 1971 CVS-14 USS Ticonderoga CVSGR-80 A-4C NW 600
VSF-76 and VSF-86 were two NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, based squadrons tasked with the mission to provide fighter cover for the ant-submarine carriers. Previously flying early-model A-4 Skyhawks, the squadron transitioned to the F-8H in 1971. On 1. September 1973 VF-753 absorbed VSF-76 and VSF-86 and the conglomeration was redesignated Fleet Composite Squadron Thirteen (VC-13)