OH-279 CLERMONT COUNTY COMPOSITE SQDN

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Description: Surrounded by a border of Sable, the three-toned background of Azure in the dexter base and a Checky of Or and Sable in the sinister chief. A Gules lightning bolt bisects the field from dexter chief to sinister base. At the honor point a Pegasus in Argent and Sable rises from the dexter base to the sinister chief, while a Civil Air Patrol three-bladed propeller in Gules on a triangle of Argent rests at the dexter. Arabic numerals reading “279” rest at the base in Argent.  Below the base is an Argent scroll trimmed in Sable bearing the words “CLERMONT COUNTY” in Sable.    

 

Significance: The flying horse symbolizes the unit’s moniker, the Flying Mustang. The mustang’s rise toward the gold and black of the checkerboard pattern represents the journey toward humility, honor and wisdom while the silver of the horse is indicative of purity during the journey. The gold and black checkerboard pattern mimics the paint pattern on the aircraft “Cincinnati Miss”, a P-51 Mustang acting as the representative aircraft of the Tri-State Warbird Museum located at the Clermont County Airport, the home of the squadron. A red lightning bolt stands for the rapid response of the unit to crisis and the strength and courage it takes to face adversity. An ultramarine blue background signifies the sky where the Civil Air Patrol was born and the squadron’s relationship with the United States Air Force. A white triangle with a red, three-bladed propeller represents the Civil Air Patrol and its three primary missions: aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services. The words “Clermont County” and the numerals “279” represent the location and unit designation of the squadron, respectively.    

 

Designer: Kevin Ryan, February 2013