The Tiger and Parrot patch was a modification of the un-official patch and was in use September of 1955 for at least a year. The origin of the patch, as explained to Herrick M. Drake (O-6, Ret'd) when he checked aboard in 1955, was that the torpedo represented the historical event of the squadron's destruction of the Whanchon Dam during the Korean War. The tiger on his back referred to the previous nickname, The Fighting Tigers, and the parrot on his back referred to a joke that for some reason always came up at squadron parties. Thanks to a4skyhawk.org for the information. Price Includes Economy Shipping
Please plan ahead...only basic shipping is included in this cost, it will take 4+ weeks before you can expect your item to arrive. All orders will be mailing the following Thursday after purchase effective Jan 1 2022, We live 20 minutes from the closest post office so we only go to the post office on Thursdays. If you're in a rush for this item write to us first, we'll give you an International shipping estimate for faster DHL express (approximately $50 extra). If you order a total of 15 pieces or more of a variety of patches. We will automatically upgrade your shipping to most countries except Switzerland, Luxembourg, Africa Countries, or secluded areas of Canada, Alaska, Australian Outback, etc.