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VP LogosLOGOs: VP-10 Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-10 Logo "...During my time frame, 80s/90s, we all wore the red lance patch (attached) on our flight suits and plane tail..." Contributed by LT Tony "Munyo" Monteforte (1990 to 1994) monteaj3@gmail.com [24DEC2008]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-10 Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-10 Logo Insignia approved: Exact date unknown. It is presumed the insignia was approved for the date of the squadron's establishment on 19 March 1951 "...VP (Patrol Squadron) Insignia that have been officially approved by OPNAVINST. 5030.4E..." http://www.history.navy.mil/insignia/vp/vp-i.html [17NOV2000]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-10 Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-10 Logo Contributed by Hess-Paul P. phess@sun-link.com

UPDATE "...I was in the room when the CO (Tom Brady) made the decision on what would be the logo. It has the same shape as what he wanted, but was a different color and had a different name! The original color was PURPLE and you can guess what it was called!! TRUE FACT!! And there was some major reasons why he wanted it, but cooler heads prevailed..." Contributed by George R. Allender, Captain USN Ret. gallende@arinc.com

UPDATE "...Capt Allender was correct about the lance being selected during Cdr T.J.Brady's reign. It was taken from a design on a Rhinegold beer carton, and submitted by LTJG George Segelbacher whom I relieved as the squadron PIO in late 1961. It did not find its way to the tail until Jens B. Hansen's tourfollowing Brady. It was originally known as Brady's Bloody Barb, then Hansen's Happy Harpoon, then Luka's Livid Lance, and that is when VP-10 became the Red Lancers. Subsequently it was Gately's Gaff, and Sherer's Shaft, but Red lancers stuck..." Contributed by Capt Don W. Medara, USN(Ret) Dmedara@aol.com [24JAN99]

UPDATE "...My name is Earl Luka eluka@charter.net. I was the XO/CO of VP-10 in 1962 and 1963. The VP Navy Web Site has an item about how the name Red Lancers came into existence. I am the Luka referred to in the items by Capt. George Allender USN (Ret) and Capt. Don Medera USN (Ret) Want all of my former shipmates to know that I am still alive and am as ornery as ever. I am 75 years young and I golf in the mid 70s. If it gets any hotter than that I don't play. My current home port is in Alabama on Lake Martin. IT IS HARD TO BE HUMBLE WHEN YOU ARE A TEN. Go Red Lancers..." [22FEB99]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-10 Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-10 Patch Contributed by LT Mike Weis miniweis@clinic.net

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-10 Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-10 Patch Contributed by LT Mike Weis miniweis@clinic.net

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-10 Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-10 Patch Contributed by William T. Larkins wtl@ccnet.com [10SEP98]
Books U.S. Navy Aircraft 1921-1941, U.S. Marine Corps Aircraft 1914-1959: Two Classics in One Volume [Appendix D Squadron Insignia] by William T. Larkins "...The compass rose insignia of Patrol Squadron Ten has superimposed on it the Dipper and Polaris, to show the navigation necessary on long over-water patrols. Because radio is very necessary in sending and receiving information, a group of radio waves is also placed on the insignia. A bomb placed in the cneter of the design describes the secondary mission of the squadron. Colors: Blue field with white stars. Radio waves and bomb, yellow, with tip of bomb red. VP-10F to VP-25 to VP-23..." [10SEP98]

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