The central image of the sleeve patch is the small emblem of the Kola Flotilla inside a golden wreath of oak leaves, topped with the emblem of Russian Navy.
At the bottom the wreath is tied with a curly sash of the Order of the Red Banner with the motto of the Flotilla.
The small emblem of the Kola Flotilla is the image of a silver alarm bell – a symbol of unity in troubled and dangerous time, on diagonally crossed golden harpoon and sword – the symbol of warfare, with a stylized image of the northern lights over them.
The oak wreath is a symbol of fidelity to duty.
Belonging to Russia Navy is denoted by the image of the golden double-headed eagle with outstretched wings, holding two crossed admiralty anchors.
The history of the Kola Flotilla is the history of long voyages, months of combat services, flawless performance of the duty in the world’s ocean, successful development of new generations of ships. The unit’s ships performed more than 1,500 outlets in the Norwegian Sea, the Faeroe-Iceland area, Novaya Zemlya, North- East Africa and the Mediterranean. They have made more than 70 official and business visits to foreign ports.
The Kola Flotilla of diverse forces was created on April 15, 1982, and included:
two brigades of patrol ships; a minesweepers brigade; an antisubmarine division; a submarine brigade; a missile boat brigade; a reserve ships brigade; two coastal missile regiments; coastal artillery battery; two artillery battalions. In completion there was formed a detachment to combat underwater sabotage forces and means (PDSS).
The Flotilla was formed of the units having glorious military traditions, who made a great contribution to the victory over Nazi Germany. 24 sailors of these units were awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union during the Second World War, more than 300 soldiers were awarded military decorations and medals, 12 fighters were enrolled in the lists of ships for ever.