The patch is a black triangular heraldic shield with an arc plate at the top.
The shield is divided into two halves by horizontal wavy lines – a stylized image of sea water.
The top half of the shield contains the small emblem of the Air Force – a propeller with soaring wings.
The bottom half contains an image of a silver admiralty anchor.
The inscription on the arc plate of the sleeve patch reads: “THE NORTHERN FLEET AIR FORCE”.
The wings is a symbol of speed and mobility.
The propeller is a symbol of flight.
The sleeve patch is made of black cloth traditional for the Navy. The black color of the patch symbolizes prudence and constancy, subordination to the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
The anchor is the symbol of belonging to the Navy.
The Northern Fleet is the youngest of all the navies of Russia. It was established in 1933. Its aviation even is younger: its birth refers to 1936.
During the Second World War the Northern Fleet aircraft sank more than a hundred of the enemy’s warships, about two hundred transport ships, more than seven hundred small vehicles and ships. Hundreds of thousands of tons of military cargo were sent to the bottom of the sea. In aerial combat 933 enemy aircrafts were shot down, 112 aircrafts were destroyed on the ground.
Continuing the proud tradition of combat marine pilots, we can be sure: if a thunder of new ordeal will strike, the current pilots of the Northern Fleet will not waver and will fulfill their sacred duty to the very end.