TX-430 RIO del FIERRO COMPOSITE SQDN

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HERALDIC SIGNIFICANCE

  The design for the Rio del Fierro Composite Squadron patch is derived from an old American Indian story of a meteor that had fallen to earth some time ago and shattered near the Red River, spreading some kind of metal along its shores. Rio del Fierro means, in Spanish, "River of Iron".       

  The Texas flag used for the background represents the "Lone Star" state and the CAP wing this unit is affiliated. The map of Texas with the smaller State flag within represents the beginning of the squadron's charter number (TX) with the 430 at the top being the squadron's numeral itself. A star placed at the appropriate location of Wichita Falls and Sheppard AFB; the location of the squadron's headquarters. And it's affiliation; a gray river [of iron] flowing from the star and through the border signifies the squadron name and our members' "iron strong" loyalty, will and dedication to mission. The Cessna 172 pictured in the upper right represents the airplane (N99245) assigned to the unit shortly after it was organized and chartered in 1992. All this in the colors of the Great State of Texas and placed on an Air Force shield to honor the parent organization that is the United States Air Force.

 

HISTORY

Designer: Captain Jack V Koby

Accepted by Squadron: Summer 1998

Approved by TXWG: 1 August 1998