List of air forces

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This alphabetically arranged list of air forces identifies the current and historical names and roundels for the military aviation arms of countries fielding an air component, whether an independent air force, a naval air arm, army aviation unit, or coast guard. At the end is a separate list of no longer extant nations that once operated air forces. Country names in italics indicate that they are not generally recognized internationally as independent states but which nonetheless managed to field an active air service. For information on the size of air forces, see list of countries by size of armed forces.

A[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Afghanistan Afghan National Army emblem.svg Afghan Air Force[1]
دافغانستان هوايۍ ځواک
2010

Afghan National Army Air Corps[2]
Afghan Melli-e Ourdou

Transparent.png 2002–2010

The Army and Air Force of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan[3]

Transparent.png 1996–2001

Air and Air Defense Force of the Islamic State of Afghanistan[4]

ISA roundel3.png 1992–1996

former insignia

Roundel of the Afghan Air Force (1983-1992).svg 1983–1992

Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Air Force

Roundel of Afghanistan (1978-1980).svg 1979-1983

Afghan Republican Air Force
De Afghan Hanoi Quirah

Roundel of the Afghan Air Force (1948-1979).svg 1973–1979

Royal Afghan Air Force

Roundel of the Afghan Air Force (1948-1979).svg 1948–1973

Afghan Air Force
Afghan Hawa-e Ourdou

Roundel of the Afghan Air Force (1937-1947).svg 1937–1947

Afghan Military Air Arm

Roundel of Afghanistan Air Force (1924-1929).svg 1924[5]-1929
 Albania Roundel of Albania.svg Albanian Air Force 1951

former insignia

Albanian Air Force Roundel Pre-1958.svg 1951–1958

Royal Albanian Air Corps

Transparent.png 1914–1939
 Algeria Roundel of Algeria.svg Algerian Air Force
Al-quwwa al-jawwiyya al-jazaeriyya, Armée de l'Air Algérienne
1962

former insignia

Roundel of Algeria 1962.svg 1962–1964
Roundel of Algeria.svg Algerian Navy
Roundel of Algeria.svg Algerian Gendarmerie
 Angola Roundel of Angola.svg National Air Force of Angola
Força Aérea Nacional de Angola
2007

Angolan People's Air Force And Air Defence Force
Força Aérea Popular de Angolia

Roundel of Angola (1980-2011).svg 1980-2007

former insignia

Roundel of Angola (1975-1980).svg 1976–1980
 Argentina Roundel of Argentina.svg Argentine Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Argentina
1945

Army Aeronautical Service
Servicio Aeronáutico del Ejército

Transparent.png 1912–1945
Roundel of Argentina Navy.svg Argentine Naval Aviation
Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina
1919

former insignia

Roundel of Argentina (Naval Aviation).svg
Roundel of Argentina.svg Argentine Army Aviation
Comando de Aviación del Ejército Argentino
1956[6]
Prefectura Arg logo.svg Argentine Coast Guard Air Service
Servicio de Aviación de la Prefectura Naval Argentina
1970s
Roundel of Argentina.svg Argentine Gendarmería
Dirección de Aeronáutica de Gendarmería [1]
1955
 Armenia Roundel of Armenia.svg Armenian Air Force
Հայաստանի Ռազմաօդային Ուժեր
1992

former insignia

Armenian Air Force roundel.svg early 1990s
 Australia Roundel of Australia.svg Royal Australian Air Force 1921

former insignia

RAF roundel.svg 1945–1956

former insignia

RAAF roundel 1943-46.svg 1943-1946

former insignia

RAAF Type A Roundel (dull colours).svg 1942–1946

Royal Australian Air Force

RAF Type A Roundel.svg 1921–1942

Australian Air Force

RAF Type A Roundel.svg March-August 1921

Australian Air Corps

RAF Type A Roundel.svg 1920–1921

Australian Flying Corps

RAF Type A Roundel.svg 1912–1919
Roundel of Australia.svg Fleet Air Arm 1947
Roundel of Australia - Army Aviation.svg Australian Army Aviation 1968

1st Aviation Regiment (Divisional)

Roundel of Australia.svg 1966–1968

No. 16 Army Light Aircraft Squadron

Roundel of Australia.svg 1960–1966
 Austria Roundel of Austria.svg Austrian Air Force
Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte
1955

Austrian Air Force
Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte

Roundel of Austria.svg 1928-1938

Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops

Austria-Hungary Air force 1914-1916.svg 1893–1918
 Azerbaijan Roundel of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijani Air and Air Defence Force
Azərbaycan hərbi hava qüvvələri
1991

B[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Bahamas Roundel of the Bahamas.svg Royal Bahamas Defence Force Air Wing 1981
 Bahrain Roundel of Bahrain.svg Royal Bahraini Air Force 1977
 Bangladesh Roundel of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Air Force
বাংলাদেশ বিমান বাহিনী
Bangladesh Biman Bahini
1971

Kilo Flight

Roundel of Bangladesh.svg 1971–1972
Roundel of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Naval Aviation 2011
Roundel of Bangladesh - Army Aviation.svg Bangladesh Army Aviation Group 1978
 Barbados Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados Air Wing 1981[7]
 Belarus Roundel of Belarus.svg Belarusian Air Force post 1995

Belarus Air Force

Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991–1995).svg 1991–1995
 Belgium Roundel of Belgium.svg Belgian Air Component
Luchtcomponent, Composante Air
2002

Belgian Air Force
Belgische Luchtmacht, Force Aerienne Belge

Roundel of Belgium.svg 1946-2001

Military Aviation
Militair Vliegwezen, Aviation Militaire

Roundel of Belgium.svg 1915-1940

Company of Aviators
Compagnie des Ouvries et Aérostiers

Transparent.png 1910–1915
Roundel of Belgium.svg Belgian Navy 1962–2002
Roundel of Belgium.svg Belgian Army 1954–2002
Roundel of Belgium.svg Belgian Gendarmerie -2001
 Belize Flag of Belize.svg Belize Defence Force Air Wing 1983
 Benin Roundel of Benin.svg Benin Air Force
Force Aérienne de Benin
1990

People's Republic of Benin Air Force

Roundel of Benin (1975-1990).svg 1975–1990

Dahomey Air Force
Force Aérienne de Dahomey

Roundel of Benin.svg 1961-1975
 Bhutan Roundel of Bhutan.svg Royal Bhutan Army Air Arm 1972
 Bolivia Roundel of Bolivia.svg Bolivian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Boliviana
1944

Bolivian Military Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación

Roundel of Bolivia.svg 1923–1944
Roundel of Bolivia.svg Bolivian Navy
Roundel of Bolivia.svg Bolivian Army
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg
Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ваздухопловство и ПВО
Zrakoplovstvo i PZO
2007

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force
Zračne Snage Armije Federacije BiH

Flag of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1996-2007).svg 1996–2006

Republika Srpska Air Force
Ратно Ваздухопловство и ПВО ВРС
Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo i PVO VRS

Roundels of Republika Srpska.svg 1992–2006

former insignia

Roundels of Republika Srpska v2.svg

Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force
Zračne Snage Armije Republike BiH

Roundel of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1998).svg 1992–1996
 Botswana Roundel of Botswana.svg Botswana Defence Force Air Wing 1977
 Brazil Roundel of Brazil.svg Brazilian Air Force
Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
1941

former insignia

Brazilian Air Force WW2 roundel.svg 1941–1945

Military Aviation Service
Serviço de Aviação Militar (AvM)

Roundel of Brazil 1914.svg 1918–1941
Roundel of Brazil - Naval Aviation.svg Brazilian Naval Aviation
Força Aeronaval
1916
Coat of arms of the Brazilian Army.svg Brazilian Army Aviation Command
Comando de Aviação do Exército Brasileiro
1986
Transparent.png Brazilian Military Police
Brazilian Army Military reserve force - National and state gendarmerie forces of Brazil.
 Brunei Royal Brunei Air Force emblem.svg Royal Brunei Air Force
Angkatan Tentera Udara Diraja Brunei
1966
 Bulgaria Roundel of Bulgaria.svg Bulgarian Air Force
Български Военновъздушни Сили
1992

Bulgarian People's Army Air Force
Български Военновъздушни Сили

Roundel of Bulgaria (1946-1992).svg 1949–1992

Air Army
Въздушни Войски

Roundel of Bulgaria (1944-1946).svg 1945–1949

former insignia

Roundel of Bulgaria (1941-1944).svg 1941–1944

Royal Bulgarian Air Force[8]

Roundel of Bulgaria (1937-1941).svg 1937–1941

Gendarmery Aeroplane Detachment
Zhandarmeriisko Aeroplanno Otdelenie

Roundel of Bulgaria 1918.svg 1919-1920

Army Aviation Corps[9]

Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg 1915–1918

Aeronautical Detachment[10]

Transparent.png 1906-1914
Roundel of Bulgaria.svg Bulgarian Naval Aviation
Aviatsia Na Bulgarskiya Voennomorski Flot (AnBVMF)
1992

Independent ASW Squadron of the Navy
Otdelna Protivolodachna Eskadrila na VMF (OPLEV-VMF)

Roundel of Bulgaria (1946-1992).svg 1959–1990

Bulgarian Naval Aviation

Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg 1915–1918
 Burkina Faso Roundel of Burkina Faso.svg Air Force of Burkina Faso
Force Aérienne de Burkina Faso
1984

Upper Volta Air Force

Roundel of Burkina Faso (1964-1984).svg 1964–1984
 Burundi Roundel of Burundi.svg Burundi Army Aviation
Force Armée du Burundi
1966

C[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Cambodia Roundel of Cambodia.svg Royal Cambodian Air Force
Toap Akas Khemarak Phoumin
Force Aérienne Royale Cambodge
1993

Cambodian People's Air Force

Roundel of Cambodia 1989.svg 1989–1993

former insignia

Cambodia Air Force roundel 1989.svg 1989–1993

Kampuchean People's Air Force

Roundel of Cambodia 1979.svg 1979-1989[11]

Air Force of the Kampuchean Revolutionary Army

Roundel of Cambodia 1975.svg 1977–1979[12]

Khmer Air Force
Armée de l'Air Khmère

Roundel of Cambodia (1970-1975).svg 1970–1975

Royal Khmer Air Force
Aviation Royale Khmere

Roundel of Cambodia.svg 1954–1970
Transparent.png Royal Gendarmerie of Cambodia aviation
 Cameroon Roundel of Cameroon.svg Cameroon Air Force
Armée de l'Air du Cameroun
1960
 Canada Roundel of Canada.svg Royal Canadian Air Force
Aviation Royale Canadienne
2011

Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM)
Commandement de la Force aérienne du Canada

Roundel of Canada.svg 1968-2011

former insignia

Roundel of the Royal Canadian Air Force (1946-1965).svg 1924–1968

former insignia

RCAF Centennial Roundel.svg 1967

former insignia

RCAF Type1 Roundel.png 1945–1948

Canadian Air Force

RAF type A roundel.svg 1920-1924

Canadian Air Force

RAF type A roundel.svg 1918–1920

Royal Flying Corps Canada

RAF type A roundel.svg 1917–1919

Canadian Aviation Corps

Transparent.png 1914–1915
Transparent.png Royal Canadian Naval Air Service 1918-1919
Roundel of the Royal Canadian Air Force (1946-1965).svg Canadian Army 1947–1968
 Cape Verde Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde Air Force
Força Aérea Caboverdiana
1982

former insignia

Flag of Cape Verde (1975-1992).svg 1982–1992[13]
 Central African Republic Roundel of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic Air Force
Force Aérienne Centrafricaine
1976-

Central African Empire Air Force

Roundel of the Central African Republic.svg 1976–1979

Central African Republic Air Force

Roundel of the Central African Republic.svg 1961–1976
 Chad Roundel of Chad.svg Chadian Air Force
Force Aérienne Tchadienne
1973
 Chile Roundel of Chile.svg Chilean Air Force
Fuerza Aérea de Chile (FACh)
1930
Chilean Naval Aviation Roundel.svg Chilean Naval Aviation
Servicio de Aviación de la Armada de Chile
1953
Roundel of Chile.svg Chilean Army Aviation
Comando de Aviación del Ejército de Chile
1970[14]
Roundel of Carabineros de Chile.svg Carabineros de Chile 1960
 China (PRC) Roundel of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force.svg People's Liberation Army Air Force
中国人民解放军空军
Zhongguo Renmin Jiefangjun Kongjun
1949

Red Army of China Air Force

RAC Roundel 1946-1949.svg c. 1930[15]
Roundel of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force.svg People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force
中国人民解放军海军航空兵
Zhongguo Renmin Jiefangjun Haijun Hangkongbing
1953
Roundel of the Peoples Liberation Army Air Force.svg People's Liberation Army Ground Force Aviation
中国人民解放军陆军航空兵
????
 Colombia Roundel of Colombia.svg Colombian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
1922

former insignia

Roundel of Colombia (1927-1953).svg 1927–1953
Roundel of Colombia - Naval Aviation.svg Colombian Naval Aviation
Aviación Naval
1935
Roundel of Colombia.svg Colombian National Army Aviation
Aviación del Ejército
1995
 Comoros Roundel comores.svg Comoros Air Force
 Congo Roundel of the Congolese Air Force.svg Air Force of the Republic of Congo
L'Armée de l'Air du Congo

People’s Republic of Congo Air Force

Roundel of Congo 1970.svg 1970–1992

Congolese Air Force

Roundel of the Congolese Air Force.svg 1961–1970
 Dem. Rep. of the Congo Congo Air force roundel variant.svg Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Force Aérienne du Congo

Zaire Air Force

Roundel of Zaire Air Force.svg 1971–1997
 Costa Rica Flag of Costa Rica (state).svg Air Surveillance Service
Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea (SVA) – Fuerza Pública
1994

Air Section of the Costa Rica Ministry of Public Security
Sección Aérea del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública

Roundel of the Air Section of the Costa Rica Ministry of Public Security.svg 1964-1994

Costa Rican Military Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Militar

Roundel of the Costa Rican Military Air Force.svg 1947–1949
 Côte d'Ivoire
(Ivory Coast)
Roundel of Côte d'Ivoire.svg Côte d'Ivoire Air Force
Force Aérienne de la Côte d'Ivoire
c. 1965
 Croatia Roundel of Croatia.svg Croatian Air Force and Air Defense
Hrvatsko ratno zrakoplovstvo i protuzračna obrana
1991

former insignia

Coat of arms of Croatia.svg 1991–1994

Air Force of the Independent State of Croatia
Zrakoplovstov Nezavisne Države Hrvatske

Croatian roundel.PNG 1941–1945
 Cuba Roundel of Cuba.svg Cuban Revolutionary Air and Air Defense Force[16]
Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria
1959

Cuban Rebel Air Force[17]
Fuerza Aérea Rebelde

Roundel of Cuba (1959-1962).svg 1958

Cuban Army Air Force
Fuerza Aérea del Ejército de Cuba

Roundel of Cuba (1955-1959).svg 1952–1958

Cuban Army Air Corps
Cuerpo Aéreo del Ejército de Cuba

Roundel of Cuba.svg 1915–1952
Roundel of Cuba - Naval Aviation.svg Cuban Naval Aviation[18]
Aviación Naval
1934-1952
 Cyprus Roundel of Greece.svg Cyprus Air Forces
Διοίκησης Αεροπορίας Κύπρου
1963

insignia variant

Cyprus-roundel low.svg

former insignia

Flag of Cyprus.svg 1982–1996
 Czech Republic Roundel of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Air Force
Vzdušné síly armády České republiky
1993

D[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Denmark Roundel of Denmark.svg Royal Danish Air Force
Flyvevåbnet
1950

Danish Navy Air Squadron[19]
Søværnets Helikoptertjeneste

Roundel of Denmark.svg 2003-2010

Royal Danish Army Flying Service[20]
Hærens Flyvetjeneste (HFT)

Roundel of Denmark.svg 1971-2003

Royal Danish Navy Flying Service
Søværnets Flyvetjeneste (SVF)

Roundel of Denmark.svg 1962–2003

Royal Danish Army Air Corps
Hærens Flyvertropper

Roundel of Denmark.svg 1912–1950

Royal Danish Naval Aviation
Marinens Flyvevæsen

Roundel of Denmark.svg 1911–1950
 Djibouti
(formerly the French Territory of Afars and Issas)
Roundel of Djibouti.svg Djibouti Air Force
Force Aérienne du Djibouti
1977
 Dominican Republic Roundel of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Dominicana (FAD)
1962

Dominican Military Aviation
Aviación Militar Dominicana (AMD)

Roundel of the Dominican Republic.svg 1957–1962

Dominican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Dominicana (FAD)

Roundel of the Dominican Republic.svg 1955–1957

Dominican Military Aviation
Aviación Militar Dominicana (AMD)

Roundel of the Dominican Republic.svg 1952–1955

Dominican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Dominicana (FAD)

Roundel of the Dominican Republic.svg 1950–1952

Dominican Military Aviation Corps (DMAC)
El Cuerpo de Aviación Militar Dominicana (CAMD/AMD)

Roundel of the Dominican Republic.svg 1948-1950
Roundel of the Dominican Republic.svg Air Cavalry Squadron
Escuadrón de Caballería Aérea (EdCA)
2002

Air Transport Cavalry Brigade
Brigada de Caballería Aerotransportada

Roundel of the Dominican Republic.svg 2001–2002

Aviation Company of the National Army
Compañía de Aviación del Ejército Nacional

Roundel of the Dominican Republic.svg 1942–1948[21]

Dominican Army Aviation Company
Compañía de Aviación del Ejército Dominicano

Transparent.png 1939-1942

Aviation Detachment of the National Army
Destacamento de Aviación del Ejército Nacional

Transparent.png 1936–1939

National Air Transport Company, Aviation Arm
Compañía Nacional de Transporte Aérea, Arma de Aviación

Transparent.png 1934–1935

Aviation Company
Compañía de Aviación

Transparent.png 1933-1934

Aviation Arm of the National Army
Arma de Aviación del Ejército Nacional

Transparent.png 1932–1933
Roundel of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic Naval Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación Naval Dominicana
2003

Coastguard Search and Rescue Squadron
Escuadrón de Vigilancia y Rescate de Guardacostas

Roundel of the Dominican Republic.svg 1951-1952[22]

E[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Ecuador Roundel of Ecuador.svg Ecuadorian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana
1944
Roundel of Ecuador - Naval Aviation.svg Ecuadorian Naval Aviation
Aviación Naval Ecuatoriana
1967
Roundel of Ecuador.svg Ecuadorian Army Aviation
Aviación del Ejército Ecuatoriano
1954
 Egypt Roundel of Egypt.svg Egyptian Air Force
Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Il Misriya
1961

United Arab Republic Air Force

Roundel of the Syrian Air Force.svg 1958–1961[23]

former insignia

Egyptian Air Force roundel (1945-1958).svg 1952-1958

Royal Egyptian Air Force

Royal Egyptian Air Force roundel (1939-1945).svg 1937–1952

former insignia

Royal Egyptian Air Force roundel (1932).svg 1931–1937

former insignia

Roundel of Egypt 02.gif 1932
 El Salvador Roundel of El Salvador.svg Air Force of El Salvador
Fuerza Aérea Salvadoreña
1923
 Equatorial Guinea Roundel of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea Air Corps 1979
 Eritrea Roundel of Eritrea.svg Eritrean Air Force 1994
 Estonia Roundel of Estonia.svg Estonian Air Force
Eesti Õhuvägi
1991

Aviation Regiment

Roundel of the Estonian Air Force 1920.svg 1920?–1940

Aviation Company

Transparent.png 1918–1920?
 Ethiopia Roundel of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopian Air Force
Ye Ithopya Ayer Hayl
1975[24]

Imperial Ethiopian Air Force

Roundel of Ethiopia (1946-1974).svg 1946–1975
Transparent.png Ethiopian Navy aviation 1955–1996

F[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Fiji Flag of Fiji.svg Air Wing of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces 1987–1997
 Finland Roundel of Finland.svg Finnish Air Force
Suomen ilmavoimat
Finländska flygvapnet
1928

former insignia

Finnish air force roundel 1934-1945 border.svg 1928–1945

Roundel variant on some aircraft

Finnish air force roundel 1934 low visibility.svg 1943–45

Army Corps of Aviation

Finnish air force roundel 1918.svg 1918–1928
Roundel of Finland.svg Finnish Army Aviation
Suomen maavoimat – Helikopteripataljoona
Finländska armén – Helikopterbataljonen
1997
 France French-roundel.svg French Air Force
Armée de l'Air
1933

Free French Air Force[25][26]
Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres

Free French Air Forces Roundel svg.svg 1940–1945

Vichy French Air Force
Armée de l'air de l'armistice

Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg 1940–1942

French Air Force
Armée de l'Air

Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg 1933-1940

French Army Aviation
Aéronautique militaire

Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg 1909–1933

French Aerostatic Corps

Transparent.png 1794–1799
Roundel of the French Fleet Air Arm.svg French Naval Aviation
Aéronautique navale
1912

Free French Naval Air Service
Aéronavale Francaise Libre

Free French Air Forces Roundel.svg 1940–1945

French Naval Air Arm

Roundel of the French Fleet Air Arm before 1945.svg 1912–1940
French-roundel.svg French Army Light Aviation
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre
1954
French-roundel.svg National Gendarmerie aviation

G[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Gabon Roundel of Gabon.svg Gabon Air Force
Armée de l'Air Gabonaise
1961
Transparent.png Gabon Army, Aviation
Transparent.png Gabon Presidential Guard aviation 1970s–1990s
 Gambia
(formerly part of the Senegambia Confederation)
Flag of The Gambia.svg Gambian Air Force[27] c.2003?[28]
 Georgia Roundel of Georgia.svg Georgian Air Force
საქართველოს სამხედრო-საჰაერო ძალები
sak’art’velos samxedro-sahaero dzalebi
1990

Democratic Republic of Georgia People's Guard air detachment

Transparent.png 1917–1920
 Germany Roundel of the German Air Force (with Border).svg German Air Force
Luftwaffe
1955

Air Forces of the National People's Army
Luftstreitkräfte der Nationalen Volksarmee

Emblem of aircraft of NVA (East Germany).svg 1956–1990

Volkspolizei-Luft (of the former East Germany)

Emblem of aircraft NVA (East Germany) before 1959.png 1950–1956

German Air Force
Luftwaffe

Balkenkreuz.svg 1935-1945

Marineluftschiffe-Abteilung

Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg 1912–1919

Die Marinefliegerabteilung des deutschen Kaiserreiches

Cross-Pattee-alternate3.svg 1911–1919

Imperial German Army Air Service
Luftstreitkräfte (Die Fliegertruppen des deutschen Kaiserreiches)

Greek cross.svg 1910–1919

former insignia

Roundel of Germany 1913-1914.svg 1913–1914

Heeresluftschiffe-Abteilung

Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg 1909–1917
Roundel of the German Air Force (with Border).svg German Naval Aviation
Marineflieger
1955

East German Navy, Naval Air Force

Emblem of aircraft of NVA (East Germany).svg –1990

German Imperial Navy aviation

Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg –1918
Roundel of the German Air Force (with Border).svg German Army Aviation Corps
Heeresfliegertruppe
1955
 Ghana
(formerly the Gold Coast)
Roundel of Ghana.svg Ghana Air Force 1959
 Greece Roundel of Greece.svg Hellenic Air Force
Πολεμική Αεροπορία
Polemikì Aeroporia
1930

Hellenic Army Air Service

Transparent.png 1912-1930

Hellenic Naval Air Service

Roundel of Greece.svg 1915–1930
Roundel of Greece.svg Hellenic Army Aviation
Αεροπορία Στρατού
Aeroporia Stratou
1947
Roundel of Greece.svg Navy Aviation Command 2018

Hellenic Navy Helicopter Command
Διοίκηση Ελικοπτέρων Ναυτικού
Dioikisi Elikopteron Naftikou

Roundel of Greece.svg 1975-2018
 Guatemala Roundel of Guatemala.svg Guatemalan Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca (FAG)
1948

Military Aeronautical Corps
Cuerpo de Aeronáutica Militar (CAM)

Roundel of Guatemala (1939-1947).svg 1935–1948

Guatemalan Military Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación Militar de Guatemala (CAM)

Transparent.png 1929–1935

Guatemalan Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca (FAG)

Transparent.png 1921–1929

Army Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación de Ejército

Transparent.png 1914–1921
 Guinea Roundel of Guinea.svg Guinea Air Force
Force Aérienne de Guinée
1959
 Guinea-Bissau
(formerly Portuguese Guinea)
Roundel of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau Air Force
Força Aérea da Guiné-Bissau
1978
 Guyana
(formerly British Guyana)
Roundel of Guyana.svg Guyana Defence Force 1968

H[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Haiti Roundel of Haiti Air force 1989.svg Haiti Air Corps
Corps d'Aviation d'Garde d'Haiti
1942–1994 (2013 re-establishment)

former insignia

Roundel of Haiti Air Force 1964–1986.svg 1964–1986

former insignia

Roundel of Haiti Air force 1961-1964.svg 1942–1964
 Honduras Honduran Air Force insignia.svg Honduran Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Hondureña
1974

Honduran Air Force & Aviation Military School
Fuerza Aérea Hondureña y Escuela Militar de Aviación

Roundel of Honduras.svg 1938-1974

Aviation Military School
Escuela Militar de Aviación (EMA)

Transparent.png 1933–1938

National Aviation School
Escuela Nacional de Aviación (ENA)

Transparent.png 1931–1933
 Hungary Roundel of Hungary.svg Hungarian Air Force
Magyar Légierő
1991

former insignia

Roundel of Hungary (1990-1991).svg 1990-1991

Air Force of the Hungarian People's Army
Magyar Néphadsereg légiereje

Roundel of Hungary (1951-1990).svg 1951–1990

former insignia

Roundel of Hungary (1949-1951).svg 1949-1951

former insignia

Roundel of Hungary (1948-1949).svg 1948-1949

Royal Hungarian National Defense Air Force
Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légierő

Roundel of Hungary (1942-1945).svg 1941–1945

former insignia

Roundel of Hungary.svg 1938-1941

Red Hungarian Air Corps
Vörös Légjárócsapat

First Roundel of the Hungarian Red Air Force (1919).svg 1919

Insignia variant

Roundel of the Hungarian Red Air Corps (second variant) border.svg

Insignia variant

Roundel of the Hungarian Red Air Corps (third variant).svg

I[edit]

For Ivory Coast, see Côte d'Ivoire above.

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Iceland Icelandic Coast Guard racing stripe.svg Icelandic Coast Guard Aeronautical Division
Landhelgisgæsla Íslands – Flugdeild
1955

 

Flag of Iceland (state).svg
 India Roundel of India.svg Indian Air Force
भारतीय वायु सेना
Bhāratīya Vāyu Senā
1932

Royal Indian Air Force

Ashoka Chakra.svg 1945–1950

former insignia

RAF Far East Command roundel.svg 1942–1945

Indian Air Force

RAF roundel.svg 1932–1942
Roundel of India.svg Army Aviation Corps 1986
Roundel of India.svg Indian Naval Air Arm 1948
Indian Coast Guard racing stripe.svg Indian Coast Guard Air Wing
भारतीय तटरक्षक
Bhāratīya Taṭarakṣak
1978

 

Indian Coast Guard Logo.svg
 Indonesia Roundel of Indonesia.svg Indonesian Air Force
Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara (TNI-AU)
1946

Republic of Indonesia Air Force
Angkatan Udara Republik Indonesia (AURI)

Roundel of Indonesia.svg 1946–1974

Republic of Indonesia Air Force
Angkatan Udara Republik Indonesia (AURI)

Roundel of Indonesia (1946-1949).svg 1946–1949
Roundel of Indonesia - Naval Aviation.svg Indonesian Naval Aviation
Dinas Penerbangan TNI Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL)
1974

Indonesian Naval Aviation Service
Dinas Penerbangan Angkatan Laut RI (ALRI)

Transparent.png 1956–1974
Roundel of Indonesia - Army Aviation.svg Indonesian Army Aviation Command
Pusat Penerbangan TNI Angkatan Darat (TNI-AD)
1974

Indonesian Army Aviation Service
Dinas Penerbangan Angkatan Darat RI (DINAS PENERBAD)

Transparent.png 1959–1974
 Iran
(formerly Persia)
Roundel of Iran.svg Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
نیروی هوایی ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران
1979

Imperial Iranian Air Force
Nirou Havai Shahanshahiye Iran

Roundel of Iran.svg 1925–1979
Roundel of Iran.svg Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation 1979

Imperial Iranian Army Aviation

Roundel of Iran.svg 1962–1979
Roundel of Iran.svg Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation 1979

Imperial Iranian Navy Aviation

Roundel of Iran.svg –1979
Roundel of Iran.svg Aerospace Force of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution
 Iraq Iraqi Air Force roundel 2011.svg Iraqi Air ForceAl Quwwa al-Jawwiya al-Iraqiya 1931

former insignia

Flag of Iraq.svg

Iraqi Air Force
Al Quwwa al-Jawwiya al-Iraqiya

IQAF Symbol.svg 1958

Royal Iraqi Air Force

IQAF Symbol.svg 1931–1947
Flag of Iraq.svg Iraqi Army, Aviation
 Ireland Roundel of Ireland.svg Irish Air Corps
Aer-Chór na h-Éireann
1924

former insignia

Roundel of Ireland (1939-1954).svg 1939–1954

Irish National Army, Air Service

Roundel of Ireland (1922-1923).svg 1922–1924
 Israel Roundel of Israel.svg Israeli Air Force
חיל האוויר
Heyl Ha'Avir
1948

Air Service (Haganah)
Sherut Avir

IAF roundel (early variant).svg 1947–1948

Air Company (Palmach)
Palavir

IAF roundel (early variant).svg 1943–1947
 Italy LV Italian Air Force roundel.svg Italian Air Force[30]
Aeronautica Militare
1946

Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force
Aviazione Cobelligerante ed Aeronautica Militare Italiana

Roundel of the Italian Air Force.svg 1943–1946

Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana  ASDF.svg [31]

Aviazione Nazionale Repubblicana Air Force roundel.svg 1943–1945

Royal Italian Air Force
Regia Aeronautica Lesser coat of arms of the Kingdom of Italy (1929-1943).svg Italy-Royal-Airforce flank roundel.svg [32]

Italy-Royal-Airforce.svg 1935–1943

Royal Italian Air Force
Regia Aeronautica CoA House of Savoy crowned.svg [33]

Roundel of the Italian Air Force.svg 1923–1935

Royal Naval Aviation
Aviazione della Regia Marina

Roundel of the Italian Air Force.svg 1912–1923

former insignia

Roundel of the Italian Air force spring 1915.svg 1915

Military Air Corps RA-emblem.png [34]
Corpo Aeronautico Militare

Roundel of the Italian Air force.svg 1911-1923

Royal Army Air Service
Servizio Aeronautico

Transparent.png 1884[35]–1911
LV Italian Air Force roundel.svg Italian Navy Aviation
Aviazione Navale
1956

 

Roundel of Italy (Naval Aviation).svg

 

Roundel of the Italian Air Force.svg
Roundel of the Italian Air Force.svg Italian Army Aviation
Cavalleria dell'Aria
1951
Roundel of the Italian Air Force.svg Helicopter Service of the Carabinieri Corps
Nucleo Elicotteri Carabinieri
1965
Guardia Costiera.svg Italian Coast Guard Air Service
Italian Navy
1989

 

Roundel of the Italian Air Force.svg

J[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Jamaica Roundel of Jamaica.svg Jamaican Defence Force 1963

Jamaica Air Squadron

Transparent.png 1963
 Japan Roundel of Japan.svg Japan Air Self-Defense Force[36]
航空自衛隊 Kōkū Jieitai
1954

Imperial Japanese Army Air Service
大日本帝国陸軍航空隊 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun Kōkū tai

Roundel of Japan.svg 1912–1945

Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service[37]
大日本帝国海軍航空隊 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun Kōkū tai

Roundel of Japan.svg 1912–1945
Roundel of Japan.svg Fleet Air Force (JMSDF)
海上自衛隊 Kaijō Jieitai
Roundel of Japan.svg Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
陸上自衛隊 Rikujō Jieitai
 Jordan
(formerly Transjordan)
Roundel of Jordan.svg Royal Jordanian Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya Almalakiya al-Urduniya
1955

Arab Legion Air Force

Roundel of Jordan.svg 1949–1955

K[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Kazakhstan Roundel of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan Air Defense Force
Áue qurǵanysy kúshteri / Әуе қорғанысы күштері
1992
 Kenya Roundel of Kenya.svg Kenya Air Force
Jeshi la Anga la Kenya
1964
Transparent.png Kenyan Army aviation
 North Korea Roundel of North Korea.svg Korean People's Army Air and Anti-Air Force[38] 1945
 South Korea Roundel of South Korea.svg Republic of Korea Air Force[39]
대한민국 공군 (大韓民國空軍)
Daehan Minguk Gonggun
1949

former insignia

ROKAF Roundel 1950s-2000s.svg 1949–2005

former insignia

Second roundel of South Korea.svg

former insignia

First roundel of South Korea.svg
Roundel of South Korea - Naval Aviation.svg Republic of Korea Navy, Air Wing Six 1986

Fleet Aviation Unit

ROKAF Roundel 1950s-2000s.svg 1977–1986
ROKAF Roundel 1950s-2000s.svg Republic of Korea Army aviation 1965
 Kuwait Roundel of Kuwait.svg Kuwait Air Force
Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya
1988

Kuwait Air Force and Air Defense

Roundel of Kuwait.svg 1961
 Kyrgyzstan Roundel of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyz Air Force 1992

L[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Laos Roundel of LPLAAF.svg Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force[40] 1975

former insignia

Flag of Laos.svg 1975-

Royal Lao Air Force
Aviation Royale Laotienne[41][42]

Roundel of Royal Lao Air Force.svg 1960–1975

Aviation Laotienne

Roundel of Royal Lao Air Force.svg 1955-1960
 Latvia Roundel of Latvia.svg Latvian Air Force
Latvijas Gaisa Spēki
1991

Latvian Air Force
Latvijas Gaisa Spēki

Roundel of the Latvian Air Force until 1940 border.svg 1919–1940
Roundel of Latvia - National Guard.svg Aviation component of the Latvian National Guard 1993–2000
 Lebanon Roundel of Lebanon.svg Lebanese Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Lubnania
1945
 Lesotho
(formerly Basutoland)
LesothoAir Force roundel.svg Lesotho Defence Force – Air Squadron c. 1988

former insignia

Lesotho-roundel.svg 1987–2006
 Liberia Liberian Air Force Roundel.svg Liberian Army Air Wing 1987
 Libya Roundel of Libya.svg Libyan Air Force
القوة الجوية الليبية
Al-quwwa al-jawwiyya al-libyya
2011–current date

Free Libyan Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Libiyya al Hurra[citation needed]

Free Libyan Air Force roundel.svg 2011

Air Force of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Roundel of Libya (1977-2011).svg 1977-2011

Libyan Arab Republic Air Force

Roundel of Libya (1969-1977).svg 1969–1977

Royal Libyan Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Malakiya al Libiyya

Roundel of Libya (1959-1969).svg 1951–1969
Transparent.png Libyan National Army, Aviation
 Lithuania Lithuanian Air Force Roundel 1934.svg Lithuanian Air Force
Karinės Oro Pajėgos
1992

Lithuanian Military Aviation

Lithuanian Air Force Roundel 1920-1921.svg 1920–1921

former insignia

Lithuanian Air Force Roundel 1919-1920.svg 1919–1920
Lithuanian Air Force Roundel 1934.svg Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Forces, Aviation Unit 1992
 Luxembourg Roundel of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Army Aviation 1952–1968

M[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Macedonia Roundel of Macedonia.svg Macedonian Air Force
Военно Воздухопловство и Противвоздушна Одбрана
Voeno Vozduhoplovstvo i Protivvozdushna Odbrana
1992

former insignia

Macedoine ancienne identification.svg early 1990s
 Madagascar
(formerly the Malagasy Republic)
Roundel of Madagascar.svg Malagasy Air Force
Tafika Anabakabaka Malagasy
Armée de l'Air Malgache
1961
 Malawi
(formerly Nyasaland)
Roundel of Malawi.svg Malawi Army Air Wing 1978

Malawi Young Pioneers Air Arm[43]

Malawi-roundel1.svg 1970–1978
 Malaysia
(formerly Malaya)
Roundel of Malaysia.svg Royal Malaysian Air Force
Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia
1963

insignia variant

Roundel of the Royal Malaysian Air Force variant 02.svg

former insignia

Roundel of the Royal Malaysian Air Force 1963-1982.svg 1963–1982

Royal Malayan Air Force
Tentera Udara Diraja Persekutuan

Transparent.png 1958–1963

Malayan Auxiliary Air Force

Transparent.png 1950–1958

Malayan Volunteer Air Force

Transparent.png 1940–1950

Straits Settlement Volunteer Air Force

RAF roundel.svg
IMG Malaysia navy roundel.svg Royal Malaysian Navy, Fleet Air Arm
Roundel of Malaysia - Army Aviation.svg Malaysian Army Aviation
Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat
1994
 Maldives Roundel of the Maldives.svg Air Elements
Maldives National Defence Force
1978
 Mali IMG Mali Roundel.svg Military of Mali Air Force
Force Aérienne de la Republique du Mali
1961
 Malta Roundel of Malta.svg Air Wing of the Armed Forces of Malta
Skwadra tal-Ajru tal-Forzi Armati ta' Malta
1992

former insignia

Malte ancienne identification des aéronefs.svg 1980–1988
 Mauritania Roundel of Mauritania.svg Mauritania Islamic Air Force
Force Aérienne de la Republique Islamique de Mauritanie
1961
 Mauritius Roundel of Mauritius.svg Mauritius Coast Guard 1987

Mauritius Police Force Marine Wing

Transparent.png 1970–1987
 Mexico Roundel of Mexico.svg Mexican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
1915
Roundel of Mexico - Naval Aviation.svg Mexican Naval Aviation
Fuerza Aeronaval
1926[44]
MarcaBuquesSEMAR.png Maritime Search and Rescue
Mexican Navy
 Moldova Roundel of Moldova.svg Moldovan Air Force[45] 1991
 Mongolia Soyombo red.svg Mongolian Air Force[46]
Агаарын Довтолгооноос Хамгаалах Цэргийн Командлал
1993-presents

 

Soyombo yellow.svg

Mongolian People's Army Air Force Монголын Ардын Армийн Нисэх Хүчин

Roundel of Mongolia (1949-1992).svg 1925–1992
 Montenegro Roundel of Montenegro.svg Montenegrin Air Force
Vazdušne snage Crne Gore
2006

former insignia

Roundel of Montenegro (2006-2018).svg 2006-2018
 Morocco Roundel of Morocco.svg Royal Moroccan Air Forceⴰⴷⵡⴰⵙ ⴰⴳⴻⵍⴷⴰⵏ ⴰⵎⴻⵔⵔⵓⴽⴰⵏ ⵓⵊⴻⵏⵏⴰ
القوة الجوية الملكية المغربية
Al-quwwa al-jawwiya al-malikiyya al-maghribiyya
(Force Aérienne Royale Marocaine)
1961

 

Royal Moroccan Air Force Roundel.svg

Sherifan Royal Aviation
Aviation Royale Chérifienne

Transparent.png 1956–1961
Roundel of Morocco - Naval Aviation.svg Royal Moroccan Navy, Aviation
Transparent.png Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie 1962
 Mozambique Mozambique Air Force insignia.svg Mozambique Air Force
Força Aérea de Moçambique
c.1976/77?

People's Liberation Air Force of Mozambique
Força Populare Aérea de Libertação de Moçambique

Mozambique air force roundel.svg 1975–c.1976/77?
 Myanmar
(formerly Burma)
Roundel of Myanmar.svg Myanmar Air Force
Tatmdaw Lei
1947
Transparent.png Myanmar Navy aviation 2014

N[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Namibia
(formerly South West Africa)
Roundel of Namibia.svg Namibian Air Force 2005

Namibia Defence Force Air Wing

Transparent.png 1994–2005

South West African Territorial Force, Air Wing

Transparent.png 1980–1989
 NATO NATO OTAN Insignia.svg Allied Air Command 2013
   Nepal Roundel of Nepal.svg Nepalese Army Air Service c.2008

Royal Nepal Army Air Wing

Transparent.png 1979–c.2007

Royal Nepal Army Air Service

Transparent.png 1965–1979
 Netherlands Roundel of the Netherlands.svg Royal Netherlands Air Force
Koninklijke Luchtmacht
1953

former insignia

Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1942–c.1945

former insignia

Netherlands roundel WW2.svg 1939–1942

former insignia

Roundel of the Netherlands.svg 1921–1940

Luchtvaartafdeling

Roundel of the Netherlands WW1.svg 1914–1921
Roundel of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Naval Aviation Service
Marineluchtvaartdienst
1917

former insignia

Flag of the Netherlands.svg 1942–c.1945

former insignia

Netherlands roundel WW2.svg 1939–1942

former insignia

Roundel of the Netherlands.svg 1921–1940

former insignia

Roundel of the Netherlands WW1.svg 1917–1921
Netherlands Coast Guard racing stripe.svg Netherlands Coastguard
Royal Netherlands Navy
 New Zealand Roundel of New Zealand.svg Royal New Zealand Air Force
Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa
1937

 

Roundel of New Zealand - Low Visibility - Type 1.svg

former insignia

RNZAF roundel 1943-46.svg 1943–1946

former insignia

New Zealand roundel WW2.svg 1939–1945

New Zealand Territorial Air Force

RAF type A roundel.svg 1930–1957

New Zealand Permanent Air Force

RAF type A roundel.svg 1923–1934

New Zealand Army Flying Corps

RAF type A roundel.svg 1913–1923
 Nicaragua Fasroundel.svg Nicaraguan Army Air Force
Fuerza Aérea – Ejército de Nicaragua
1995

Nicaraguan Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Nicaraguënse

Fasroundel.svg 1990–1995

Sandinista Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Sandinista

Fuerza Aérea Sandinista.PNG 1979–1990

Air Force of Nicaragua
Fuerza Aérea de Nicaragua

Nic-afroundel.svg c.1950–1979

former insignia (fuselage)

Nicaragua Air Force roundel.svg 1962–1979

Guard Air Force of Nicaragua
Fuerza Aérea Guardia de Nicaragua

Nic-afroundel.svg c.1947–c.1950

former insignia (wings)

Nicaragua Air Force National 1942-1962 roundel.PNG 1942-1962

Air Force of the National Guard
Fuerza Aérea de la Guardia Nacional

Nic-afroundel.svg 1938–c.1947

Air Corps of the National Guard
Cuerpo de Aviación de la Guardia Nacional

Nic-afroundel.svg 1936–1938

Military Aviation Corps
Cuerpo Militar de Aviación

Transparent.png 1926–1936

National Guard
Guardia Nacional

Transparent.png 1920–1926
 Niger Roundel of Niger.svg National Squadron of Niger
Escadrille Nationale du Niger
2003

Niger Air Force
Force Aérienne du Niger

Roundel of Niger.svg 1961–2003?
 Nigeria Roundel of Nigeria.svg Nigerian Air Force 1964

insignia variant

Roundel of Nigeria - Type 2.svg
Roundel of Nigeria - Naval Aviation.svg Nigerian Navy, Air Arm 1985
 Norway Roundel of Norway.svg Royal Norwegian Air Force
Kongelige Norske Luftforsvaret
1944

Norwegian Army Air Service
Hærens Flyvevesen

Norwegian Army Air Service WW2.svg 1915–1944

Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service
Marinens Flyvevesen

Norwegian Army Air Service WW2.svg 1916–1944

O[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Oman
(formerly Muscat and Oman)
Fin Flash of Oman.svg Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO)[47]
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Sultanya al-Omanya
1990

 

Roundel of the Royal Air Force of Oman (alternate).svg

Sultan of Oman's Air Force (SOAF)

Roundel of the Royal Air Force of Oman.svg 1959–1990

P[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Pakistan Roundel of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Air Force
پاک فضائيہ
1956

Royal Pakistan Air Force

Transparent.png 1947–1956
Roundel of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Army Aviation Corps 1958
Roundel of the Pakistan Navy.svg Pakistan Naval Air Arm 1973
Transparent.png Pakistan Coast Guard
Paramilitary forces of Pakistan
Transparent.png Maritime Security Agency
Pakistan Navy
Transparent.png Pakistan Rangers
Paramilitary forces of Pakistan
 Panama Roundel of Panama.svg Panamanian Public Forces aviation
Fuerza Publica Republica de Panama
1989

Panamaian Air Force

Roundel of Panama.svg 1969-1989
 Papua New Guinea Roundel of Papua New Guinea.svg Air Operations Element of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force 1974
 Paraguay Roundel of Paraguay.svg Paraguayan Air Force
Aeronautica Militar Paraguaya
late 1940s

Paraguaryan Army Aviation Corps

Transparent.png 1920s–1940s
Roundel of Paraguay.svg Paraguayan Naval Aviation
Aviación Naval Paraguaya[48][49]
1980
 Peru Roundel of Peru.svg Peruvian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea del Perú
1950

Peruvian Aeronautical Corps
Cuerpo Aeronáutico del Perú

Roundel of Peru.svg 1936–1950

Peruvian Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación del Perú

Roundel of Peru.svg 1929–1936
Roundel of Peru - Naval Aviation.svg Peruvian Naval Aviation
Fuerza Aviación Naval
1980

Aeronaval Service
Servicio Aeronaval

Transparent.png 1963–1980
Transparent.png Peruvian Army, Aviation
Aviación del Ejército
1977

Army Light Aviation Group
Grupo de Aviación Ligera del Ejército

Transparent.png 1973–1977
Peruvian Coast Guard racing stripe.png Peruvian Coast Guard
Peruvian Navy
 Philippines Roundel of the Philippines.svg Philippine Air Force
Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas
1947

Philippine Army Air Corps

Roundel of the Philippines.svg 1936–1947

Philippine Constabulary Air Corps

Transparent.png 1935–1936

Philippine National Guard aviation

Transparent.png 1910s–1935
Roundel of the Philippines.svg Philippine Navy, Naval Air Group 1975
Roundel of the Philippines.svg Philippine Army, Air Battalion 1980

 

Roundel of the Philippines.svg
 Poland Roundel of Poland.svg Polish Air Force
Siły Powietrzne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
2004

Air and Air Defence Forces
Wojska Lotnicze i Obrony Powietrznej

Roundel of Poland.svg 1993–2004

 

Roundel of Poland (1921-1993).svg 1990–1993

Air Force
Wojska Lotnicze

Roundel of Poland (1921-1993).svg 1962-1990

Air Defence Force of Country
Wojska Obrony Powietrznej Kraju

Roundel of Poland (1921-1993).svg 1962–1990

Air and Air Defence Forces of Country
Wojska Lotnicze i Obrony Przeciwlotniczej Obszaru Kraju

Roundel of Poland (1921-1993).svg 1954–1962

Air Force
Wojska Lotnicze

Roundel of Poland (1921-1993).svg 1947–1954

Air Force of the Polish Army
Lotnictwo Wojska Polskiego

Roundel of Poland (1921-1993).svg 1945–1947

Air Force of the Polish Army
Lotnictwo Wojska Polskiego

Red star.svg 1943-1945

I/145 Polish Fighter Squadron of the Forces Aerienes Polonaises

Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg 1939-1940

Air Force
Wojska Lotnicze

Roundel of Poland (1918-1921).svg 1918–1939
Roundel of Poland.svg Polish Army Aviation
Lotnictwo Wojsk Lądowych
1994
Roundel of Poland.svg Polish Naval Aviation
Lotnictwo Marynarki Wojennej
1947
 Portugal Roundel of Portugal.svg Portuguese Air Force
Força Aérea Portuguesa
1952

Military Aeronautics Arm
Arma da Aeronáutica Militar

Roundel of Portugal.svg 1924-1952

 

Roundel of Portugal.svg 1918-1924

Military Aeronautical Service
Serviço Aeronáutico Militar

Portuguese WW1 roundel.svg 1914-1918

Balloon Company
Companhia de Aerosteiros

Portuguese WW1 roundel.svg 1911-1914
Roundel of Portugal.svg Portuguese Naval Aviation
Esquadrilha de Helicópteros da Marinha
1993

Aeronaval Forces
Forças Aeronavais

Roundel of Portugal.svg 1952-1957

Navy Air Forces
Forças Aéreas da Armada

Roundel of Portugal.svg 1931-1952

Naval Aeronautics Service
Serviço da Aeronáutica Naval

Roundel of Portugal.svg 1918-1931

Navy Aviation Service
Serviço de Aviação da Armada

Portuguese WW1 roundel.svg 1917-1918
Roundel of Portugal.svg Portuguese Army Light Aviation Unit
Unidade de Aviacão Ligeira do Exército
2000

Q[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Qatar Roundel of Qatar.svg Qatar Air Force 1974

Qatar Public Security Forces Air Wing

Transparent.png 1968-1974

R[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Romania Roundel of Romania.svg Romanian Air Force
Forţele Aeriene Române
1989

 

Roundel of Romania.svg 1985-1989

Air Force of the Socialist Republic of Romania
Forţele Aeriene ale Republicii Socialiste România

Roundel of Romania (1947-1985).svg 1965-1985

Forţele Aeriene ale Republicii Populare Române

Roundel of Romania (1947-1985).svg 1964-1965

Forţele Aeriene ale Republicii Populare Romîne

Roundel of Romania (1947-1985).svg 1954-1964

Air Force of the People's Republic of Romania
Forţele Aeriene ale Republicii Populare Române

Roundel of Romania (1947-1985).svg 1947-1954

 

Roundel of Romania.svg 1944-1947

Royal Romanian Air Force
Forţele Aeriene Regale ale României

Roundel of the Romanian Air Force, 1941-1944.svg 1941-1944

Romanian Royal Aeronautics
Aeronautica Regală Română

Roundel of Romania.svg 1915-1941
Roundel of Romania.svg Romanian Naval Forces, Aviation 2008

Royal Romanian Naval Aviation

Transparent.png 1920s-1940s
 Russia Roundel of Russia.svg Russian Air Force[50]
Военно-воздушные cилы России
Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily Rossii
2010

 

URSS-Russian aviation red star.svg 1991-2010

Soviet Air Forces
Военно-воздушные силы
Voenno-Vozdushnye Sily

URSS-Russian aviation red star.svg 1918-1991

 

Red star.svg 1922–1943

Imperial Russian Air Service
Императорский военно-воздушный флот
Pre-reform Russian:Императорскiй военно-воздушный флотъ

Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg 1910-1917
URSS-Russian aviation red star.svg Soviet Air Defence Forces 1948-1991
Roundel of Russia.svg Russian Naval Aviation
Авиация Военно-Морского Флота
Aviatsiya Voyenno-Morskogo Flota
2010

 

URSS-Russian aviation red star.svg 1991-2010

Soviet Naval Aviation

URSS-Russian aviation red star.svg 1918-1991

 

Red star.svg 1922–1943
Roundel of Russia.svg Russian Army Aviation 1992-2010s

Soviet Army Aviation

URSS-Russian aviation red star.svg 1970s-1991
 Rwanda
(formerly Ruanda-Urundi)
Roundel of Rwanda.svg Rwandan Air Force
Force Aérienne Rwandaise
1972

S[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Saudi Arabia Roundel of Saudi Arabia.svg Royal Saudi Air Force
القوات الجوية الملكية السعودية
Al-Quwwāt al-Jawwiyyah al-Malakiyyah as-Suʿūdiyyah
1916
Roundel of Saudi Arabia - Naval Aviation.png Royal Saudi Naval Aviation 1985
Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation.png Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation
Transparent.png General Security Aviation Command 1975
Transparent.png Saudi Arabian National Guard, Aviation 2011
 Senegal
(formerly part of the Senegambia Confederation)
Roundel of Senegal.svg Senegalese Air Force
Armée de l'Air du Sénégal
1989

Senegambia Air Force

Roundel of Senegal.svg 1982-1989

Senegalese Air Force

Roundel of Senegal.svg 1960-1982
 Serbia Roundel of Serbia.svg Serbian Air Force and Air Defence
Ваздухопловство
Vazduhoplovstvo
2006[51]

Serbian Aviation
Српска Авијатика / Srpska Avijatika

Roundel of the Serbian Air Force 1915.svg 1915-1918[52]

 

Roundel of the Serbian Air Force 1912.svg 1913-1915


Ваздухопловна Команда
Vazduhoplovna Komanda

Roundel of the Serbian Air Force 1912.svg 1912-1913
 Seychelles Roundel of Seychelles.svg Seychelles People's Defence Force Air Wing (part of the Seychelles People's Defence Force) 2008

Seychelles Defence Force Air Wing

Seychelles Coast Guard Aviation Insigna.svg 1978
 Sierra Leone Roundel of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone Defence Force Air Force 1973
 Singapore RSAF Roundel (1990–present).svg Republic of Singapore Air Force
Angkatan Udara Republik Singapura
新加坡空军部队
சிங்கப்பூர் ஆகாயப்படை
1975

Singapore Air Defence Command

Roundel of Singapore (1973-1990).svg 1973-1975

 

Roundel of Singapore (1968-1973).svg 1968-73
 Slovakia Coat of arms of Slovakia.svg Slovak Air Force
Vzdušné sily Slovenskej republiky'
1993

Slovak Insurgent Air Force
Slovenské povstalecké letectvo

Roundel of Slovak Insurgent (1944).svg August–October 1944

Slovak Air Force
Slovenské vzdušné zbrane

Slovak roundel WW2.svg 1939-1945

former insignia

Roundel of Slovak Insurgent (1939).svg 1939
 Slovenia Roundel of Slovenia.svg Slovenian Air Force and Air Defence
Brigada zračne Obrambe in Letalstva Slovenske Vojske
2004

15th Aviation Brigade
Slovenian Armed Forces

Roundel of Slovenia.svg 1995-2004

15th Aviation Brigade
Slovenian Territorial Defence Force

Sign of Slovenian Army.svg 1991-1995

Slovenian Air Force upon the break-away from the Habsburg Empire

Roundel of Slovenia.svg 1918-1919
 Somalia Roundel of Somalia.svg Somali Air Force
Ciidamada Cirka Soomaaliyeed[53]
1960

Somali Aeronautical Corps
Ciidamada Cirka Soomaaliyeed
Corpo di Sicurezza della Somalia

Roundel of Somalia.svg 1954-1968
 South Africa Roundel of South Africa.svg South African Air Force (SAAF)
Suid-Afrikaanse Lugmag
1920

 

Roundel of South Africa (1982-2003).svg 1982-2003

 

Roundel of South Africa (1958-1981).svg 1958-1981

 

Roundel of South Africa (1947-1958).svg 1947-1957

South African Air Force

Roundel of South Africa (1927-1947).svg 1924-1947

former insignia

South African Air Force trial roundel (1920-1921).svg 1920-1921

South African Aviation Corps

South African Air Force roundel early 1920.svg 1915-1920
 South Sudan South Sudan Roundle.svg South Sudan Air Force 2011
 Spain Roundel of Spain.svg Spanish Air Force (SPAF)
Ejército del Aire
1939

Nationalist Air Force[54]
Aviación Nacional

Nationalist air force black roundel.svg 1936-1939

Nationalist Air Force insignia (wings)

Spanish Civil War nationalist roundel.svg 1937-1939

 

Nationalist air force black roundel with arrows.svg 1936-1939

Spanish Republican Air Force
Fuerzas Aéreas de la República Española (FARE)

Roundel of Spanish Republican Air force.svg 1936-1939

Military Aviation
Aeronáutica Militar Española

Roundel of the Spanish Republican Air Force.svg 1931-1936

Military Aviation
Aeronáutica Militar Española

Roundel of Spain.svg 1911-1931

Military Aerostatics Service
Servicio Militar de Aerostacion

Roundel of Spain.svg 1896-1911
Roundel of Spain.svg Spanish Army Airmobile Force
Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra (FAMET)
1973

Army Light Air Force
Aviacion Ligera del Ejercito de Tierra

Roundel of Spain.svg 1965-1973
Roundel of Spain.svg Spanish Navy Air Arm
Arma Aérea de la Armada
1954

Naval Aviation
Aeronáutica Naval

Roundel of the Spanish Republican Air Force.svg 1931-1936

Naval Aviation
Aeronáutica Naval

Roundel of Spain.svg 1917-1931
Roundel of Spain.svg Civil Guard (Spain), Aviation Service 1973
 Sri Lanka
(formerly Ceylon)
Roundel of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Air Force
ශ්රි ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාව
Sri Lanka Guwan Hamudawa
1972

Royal Ceylon Air Force
රාජකීය ලංකා ගුවන් හමුදාව
Rajakeeya Lanka Guwan Hamudawa

Roundel of Sri Lanka (1951-2010).svg 1951-1972
 Sudan
(formerly the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan)
Roundel of Sudan.svg Sudanese Air Force
القوّات الجوّيّة السودانيّة
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya As-Sudaniya
1956

former insignia

Roundel of Sudan (1956-1970).svg 1956-1970
 Suriname
(formerly Dutch Guyana)
Roundel of Suriname.svg Suriname Air Force
Surinaamse Luchtmacht
1982

former insignia

Flag of Suriname.svg 1982-1990s
 Swaziland Flag of Swaziland.svg Swazi Air Force 1979
 Sweden Roundel of Sweden.svg Swedish Air Force
Svenska Flygvapnet
1926

former insignia

Roundel of Sweden (1937-1940).svg 1937-1940

Swedish Air Force
Svenska Flygvapnet

Roundel of Sweden (1927-1937).svg 1927-1937

Defence Helicopter Wing[55]
Försvarsmaktens Helikopterflottilj

Roundel of Sweden.svg 1998-2003

Swedish Army Aviation
Arméflyget

Roundel of Sweden.svg 1954-1998

former insignia

Roundel of the Swedish Air Force.svg 1914-1915

Aircraft Coy of the Signal Corps
Flygkompaniet

Roundel of Sweden (1912-1927).svg 1912-1926

Swedish Naval Aviation
Marinflyget

Roundel of Sweden.svg 1958-1998

Naval Air Service
Marinens Flygväsen

Roundel of Sweden.svg 1911-1926
  Switzerland Roundel of Switzerland.svg Swiss Air Force
Schweizer Luftwaffe
Forces Aériennes Suisses
Forze Aeree Svizzere
1946

Independent service under the Swiss Federal Military Department
Schweizerische Flugwaffe

Flag of Switzerland.svg 1936-1946

Swiss Army Aviation
Schweizerische Fliegertruppe

Flag of Switzerland.svg 1914-1936
 Syria Roundel of the Syrian Air Force.svg Syrian Arab Air Force
القوات الجوية العربية السورية
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al Arabiya as-Souriya
1961

former insignia

Roundel of the Syrian Air Force (1963 to 1972).svg 1963-1972

United Arab Republic Air Force

Roundel of the Syrian Air Force.svg 1958-1961[23]

Syrian Air Force

Roundel of the Syrian Air Force (1940s to 1950s).svg 1948-1958
Transparent.png Syrian Navy aviation

T[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Taiwan (ROC) National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China Air Force
中華民國空軍
Chung-Hua Min-Kuo K'ung-Chün
1938

Nationalist Chinese Air Force (Central Government)[56]

Roundel of the Republic of China Air force.svg 1925-1938

Chinese Aviation Ministry

Chinese Air Force Roundel 1920-1921.svg 1920-1925?

Chinese Aviation Service

Chinese Roundel 1916-1920.svg 1916?–1919?

Chinese Army Air Arm

Transparent.png 1914-1916?

Airplane Corps of the Chinese Army

Transparent.png 1913-1914
National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China Army Aviation and Special Forces Command 1999

Army Paratroops and Special Forces Command

Transparent.png 1979-1999

Army Aviation Command[57]

Transparent.png 1976-1979
National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China Naval Aviation Command 1995

Naval Anti-Submarine Group

Transparent.png 1991-1995

Fleet Helicopter Squadron

Transparent.png 1977-1991

Chinese Naval Air Service

Transparent.png 1927-1938
Taiwan Coast Guard Administration racing stripe.svg Coast Guard Administration (Taiwan), aviation
 Tajikistan Roundel of Tajikistan.svg Tajik Air Force 2006[58]
 Tanzania
(formerly Tanganyika)
Tanzania roundel 2010.svg Tanzania Air Force Command
Jeshi la Anga la Wananchi wa Tanzania
1965

former insignia

Roundel of Tanzania.svg 1965-2010
 Thailand
(formerly Siam)
Roundel of Thailand.svg Royal Thai Air Force
กองทัพอากาศไทย
Kongthap Akat Thai
1937

Former marking

Roundel of the Royal Thai Air Force (1941-1945).svg 1942-1945[59]

Former marking

Roundel of the Royal Thai Air Force (1940-1941).svg 1940-1941

Royal Siamese Air Force Division
กรมทหารอากาศ
Krom Tahan Akat

Roundel of Thailand.svg 1935-1937

Royal Siamese Air Division
กรมอากาศยาน
Krom Akatsayan

Roundel of Thailand.svg 1921-1935

Siamese Army Aviation Division
กรมอากาศยานทหารบก
Krom Akatsayan Tahan Bok

Roundel of Thailand.svg 1917-1921

Siamese Army Aviation Unit
กองบินทหารบก
Kong Bin Tahan Bok

Flag of Siam (1855).svg 1914-1917
Roundel of Thailand.svg Royal Thai Army Air Division
กองบินทหารบกไทย
Kong Bin Tahan Bok Thai
1977
Roundel of Thailand.svg Royal Thai Naval Air Division
กองการบินทหารเรือไทย
Kongkanbin Tahan Ruea Thai
1921

 

Royal Thai Navy Aircraft Marking.svg
 Tonga Tonga Air Force Marking.svg Tonga Defence Services aviation 2013[60]

HMAF Air Wing

Tonga Air Force Marking.svg 1996-2013
 Togo Roundel of Togo.svg Togolese Air Force
Force Aérienne Togolaise
1964[61]
 Trinidad and Tobago Roundel of Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard.svg Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Air Guard 1966

former insignia

Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg 1970s-1990s
 Tunisia Roundel of Tunisia.svg Tunisian Air Force
القوات الجوية التونسية
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya At'Tunisia
1959[62]
Transparent.png Tunisian National Guard aviation
 Turkey Roundel of Turkey.svg Turkish Air Force
Türk Hava Kuvvetleri
1972

former insignia

Roundel of Turkey (1920-1972).svg 1944-1972

Turkish Ministry of Defense,
Undersecretariat of Military Aviation
Hava Müsteşarlığı

Roundel of Turkey (1920-1972).svg 1928-1944

Turkish Air Force Inspectorate
Hava Kuvvetleri Müfettişliği

Roundel of Turkey (1920-1972).svg 1922-1928

Turkish Air Force General Directorate
Kuva-yı Havaiye Müdüriyet-i Umumiyesi

Roundel of Turkey (1920-1972).svg 1921-1922

Turkish Army Air Service
Kuva-yı Havaiye Şubesi

Roundel of Turkey (1920-1972).svg 1920-1921
Roundel of Turkey.svg Land Forces Aviation Command
Kara Kuvvetleri Havacılık Komutanlığı
1948
Roundel of Turkey.svg Naval Forces Aviation Command
Deniz Kuvvetleri Havacılık Komutanlığı
1971

 

Turkish navy aviation roundel.png
Turkish Coast Guard racing stripe.svg Coast Guard Aviation Command
Sahil Güvenlik Havacılık Komutanlığı
1993

 

Roundel of Turkey.svg
Roundel of Turkey.svg Gendarmerie Aviation Command
Jandarma Havacılık Komutanlığı
1968
 Turkmenistan Roundel of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmen Air Force 1991

 

Roundel of Turkmenistan (1991-2011).svg 1991-2011

U[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Uganda Roundel of Uganda - Type 1.svg Ugandan People's Defence Air Force 1964

insignia variant

Roundel of Uganda - Type 2.svg

former insignia

Ouganda ancienne identification des aéronefs.svg 1964-1990s
 Ukraine Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Air Force
Військово-Повітряні Сили України Viys'kovo-Povitriani Syly Ukrayiny
1992

Ukrainian Air Defence Forces

Roundel of the Ukrainian Air Force 1991.svg 1992-2004
Roundel of Ukraine - Naval Aviation.svg Ukrainian Naval Aviation
Авіація Військово-Морських Сил Aviatsiya Viys'kovo-Mors'kykh Syl
1992
Roundel of Ukraine.svg Ukrainian Ground Forces, Aviation 1992
Transparent.png National Guard of Ukraine, Aviation 2014
 United Arab Emirates Roundel of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Air Force 1976[63]
Transparent.png United Arab Emirates Navy, Aviation
 United Kingdom RAF roundel.svg Royal Air Force 1918

insignia variant

RAF Lowvis Army roundel.svg

former insignia

RAF Type C1 Roundel.svg 1942-1947

former insignia

RAF Far East Command roundel.svg 1942-1945

former insignia

RAF Type A1 Roundel.svg 1937-1942

Royal Air Force

RAF type A roundel.svg 1918-1937

former insignia

RAF type A roundel.svg 1915-1918

Royal Flying Corps

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1912-1915

Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers

Transparent.png 1911-1912

School of Ballooning

Transparent.png 1888-1911
RAF roundel.svg Fleet Air Arm 1937

insignia variant

RAF Lowvis Army roundel.svg

former insignia

RAF FAA Pacific Roundel -outlined bars.svg 1944-1945

former insignia

RAF Type C1 Roundel.svg 1942-1947

former insignia

RAF Type A1 Roundel.svg 1937-1942

Fleet Air Arm of the RAF

RAF roundel.svg 1924-1937

Royal Naval Air Service

RAF type A roundel.svg 1914-1918

Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps

RNAS roundels 1914-1915.svg 1912-1914
RAF Lowvis Army roundel.svg Army Air Corps[65] 1957

Glider Pilot Regiment

RAF roundel.svg 1941-1957
RAF Lowvis Army roundel.svg 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron
Royal Marines
1968-1995
 United States Roundel of the USAF.svg United States Air Force[66] 1947

 

Roundel of the USAF.svg 1947–

insignia variant

Roundel of the United States (variant).svg 1973

United States Army Air Forces

US roundel 1943-1947.svg 1941-1947

former insignia

US Roundel 1943-1943 No Outline.svg 1943

former insignia

USAAF roundel 1943.svg 1943

former insignia

US roundel 1942-1943.svg 1942-1943

former insignia

US Roundel 1942 Torch.svg 1942

former insignia

USAAC Roundel 1919-1941.svg 1941-1942

United States Army Air Corps

USAAC Roundel 1919-1941.svg 1926-1941

United States Army Air Service

US Army Air Roundel.svg 1918-1926

Division of Military Aeronautics

US Army Air Roundel.svg 20–24 May 1918

former insignia

US Roundel 1917-1918 (different proportions from 1919 version).svg 1917-1919

Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps

US Roundel 1916.svg 1914-1918

Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps

Transparent.png 1907-1914
Roundel of the USAF.svg United States Army Aviation Branch 1983

Army Aviation

Roundel of the USAF.svg 1947-1983
Roundel of the USAF.svg United States Navy 1911

 

Roundel of the USAF.svg 1947–

former insignia

US roundel 1943-1947.svg 1943-1947

former insignia

US Roundel 1943-1943 No Outline.svg 1943

former insignia

USAAF roundel 1943.svg 1943

former insignia

US roundel 1942-1943.svg 1942-1943

former insignia

US Roundel 1942 Torch.svg 1942

former insignia

USAAC Roundel 1919-1941.svg 1919-1942

former insignia

US Army Air Roundel.svg 1918-1919

former insignia

US Roundel 1917-1918 (different proportions from 1919 version).svg 1917-1918

Naval Flying Corps

US Navy Anchor Insignia.svg 1916-1917
Roundel of the USAF.svg United States Marine Corps Aviation[67] 1912

former insignia

USMC Roundel 1912.svg 1912
Roundel of the USAF.svg United States Coast Guard 1916

 

USCG Emblem.svg
 Uruguay Roundel of Uruguay.svg Uruguayan Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Uruguaya
1953

Military Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Militar

Roundel of Uruguay.svg 1952-1953

Uruguayan Military Aviation
Aeronáutica Militar Uruguaya

Roundel of Uruguay.svg 1935-1952

Military School of Aeronautics
Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica

Roundel of Uruguay.svg 1916-1935

Military Aviation School
Escuela de Aviación Militar

Transparent.png 1913-1916
Roundel of Uruguay.svg Uruguayan Naval Aviation
Aviación Naval Uruguaya
1951

 

Uruguay Naval Aviation fuzelage mark.svg

Naval Air Service
Servicio Aeronáutico

Roundel of Uruguay.svg 1925–1951
 Uzbekistan Roundel of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan Air and Air Defence Forces 1992

V[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Venezuela Roundel of Venezuela.svg Venezuelan Air Force
Aviación Militar Bolivariana
2006[68]

Venezuelan Military Aviation
Aviación Militar de Venezuela

Roundel of Venezuela.svg 2001–2006

Venezuelan Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Venezolana

Roundel of Venezuela.svg 1946–2001

Army Aeronautical Service
Servicio de Aeronáutica del Ejército

Transparent.png 1944–1946

Aviation Regiment N° 1
Regimiento de Aviación N° 1

Transparent.png 1936–1944

Venezuelan Military Aviation School
Escuela de Aviación Militar

Transparent.png 1920–1936
Roundel of Venezuela.svg Venezuelan Army Aviation
Servicio Aéreo del Ejército Venezolano
1970
Roundel of Venezuela - Naval Aviation.svg Venezuelan Naval Aviation
Aviación de la Marina Venezolana
1974

Naval Aviation Centre

Transparent.png 1922
Roundel of Venezuela - National Guard.svg National Guard of Venezuela
Comando de Apoyo Aéreo de Guardia Nacional
1999
 Vietnam Roundel of Vietnam.svg Vietnam People's Air Force
Không Quân Nhân Dân Việt Nam
1975

North Vietnam Democratic Republic Air Force

Roundel of Vietnam.svg 1955–1975

Republic of Vietnam Air Force
Không lực Việt Nam Cộng hòa

Vietnam Air Force (south) roundel.svg 1955–1975

Cochin China Air Force

Transparent.png 1941–1945
Transparent.png Vietnam People's Navy, Aviation
Vietnam Marine Police Racing Stripe.jpg Vietnam Coast Guard, Aviation

Y[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Yemen Roundel of Yemen.svg Yemeni Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Yemeniya
1990

North Yemen Air Force

Roundel of the North Yemen Air Force.svg 1962–1990

South Yemen Air Force

South Yemen Roundel.svg 1969–1990

Z[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Zambia
(formerly Northern Rhodesia)
Roundel of Zambia.svg Zambian Air Force 1968

Zambia Air Wing

Roundel of Zambia (1964-1996).svg 1964–1968

Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland Air Force

RRAF roundel.svg 1954–1963
 Zimbabwe
(formerly Southern Rhodesia)
Roundel of Zimbabwe.svg Air Force of Zimbabwe 1980

former insignia

Fin Flash of Zimbabwe.svg 1982–1994

Zimbabwe-Rhodesian Air Force

Roundel of the Rhodesian Air Force.svg 1979–1980

Rhodesian Air Force

Roundel of the Rhodesian Air Force.svg 1970–1979

Royal Rhodesian Air Force

Royal Rhodesian Air force roundel.svg 1963–1970

Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland Air Force

RRAF roundel.svg 1954–1963

Southern Rhodesian Air Force

Flag of the Southern Rhodesian Air Force (1947 to 1953).svg 1947–1954

Rhodesian Regiment Air Unit

RAF roundel.svg 1935–1939

Former countries and movements[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Abu Dhabi Dubaï. roundel aircraft.svg Abu Dhabi Air Force 1968–1976
 Austria-Hungary Roundel of Austro-Hungary 1918.svg Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops
Kaiserliche und Königliche Luftfahrtruppen
1912–1919

 

Cross-Pattee-Heraldry.svg 1915–1918

 

Austria-Hungary Air force 1914-1916.svg 1914–1916

Imperial and Royal Aviation Service
KuK. Militär-Aeronautische Anstalt

Transparent.png 1893–1912
Austria-Hungary Air force 1914-1916.svg Austro-Hungarian Navy 1916–1918
 Biafra Roundel of the Biafran Air Force.svg Biafran Air Force 1967–1970
 Bophuthatswana Bophuthatswana Air Force Insignia.svg Bophuthatswana Air Force 1987–1994

Bophuthatswana Defence Force Air Wing

Bophuthatswana Air Force Insignia.svg 1981-1987
 Central African Empire Roundel of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Empire Air Force 1976–1979
 Ceylon Roundel of Sri Lanka (1951-2010).svg Royal Ceylon Air Force 1951–1972
 Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Military aircraft insignia of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.svg Chechen National Guard aviation 1990s
Reorganized National Government of the Republic of China Roundel of the Republic of China-Nanjing 1940-1945.svg Collaborationist Chinese Army 1940–1945
 Ciskei Transparent.png Ciskei Defence Force 1980–1994
 Czechoslovakia Roundel of the Czech Republic.svg Czech and Slovakian Air Force 1990–1993

Czechoslovak Air Force

Roundel of the Czech Republic.svg 1945–1990

Slovak Insurgent Air Force

Roundel of Slovak Insurgent (1944).svg August–October 1944

Czechoslovak Army Air Force

Roundel of the Czech Republic.svg 1918–1939

former insignia

Roundel of Czechoslovakia 1918-1920.svg 1918–1920
Slovakia Slovak Republic Slovak roundel WW2.svg Slovak Air Force 1939–1945
 Dahomey Roundel of Benin.svg Dahomey Air Force
Force Aérienne de Dahomey
1961–1975
 Free France Free French Air Forces Roundel svg.svg Free French Air Force 1940–1945
Free French Air Forces Roundel.svg Free French Naval Air Service 1940–1945
 East Germany Emblem of aircraft of NVA (East Germany).svg Air Forces of the National People's Army
Luftstreitkräfte und Luftverteidigung der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik
1956-1990
Emblem of aircraft of NVA (East Germany).svg People's Navy -1990
 Second East Turkestan Republic Transparent.png Ili National Army aviation 1945-1949
Republic of Ireland Irish Free state Roundel of Ireland (1939-1954).svg Irish National Army 1922–1924
Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz
Kingdom of Hejaz
Transparent.png Hejaz and Nejd Air Force 1926–1932

Hejaz Air Force

Transparent.png 1920–1926
Iran Imperial State of Iran Roundel of Iran.svg Imperial Iranian Air Force 1925–1979
 Italian Social Republic
Kingdom of Italy Kingdom of Italy
Aviazione Nazionale Repubblicana Air Force roundel.svg Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana 1943–1945

Regia Aeronautica

Italy-Royal-Airforce.svg 1923–1943
Cambodia People's Republic of Kampuchea
Cambodia Democratic Kampuchea
Cambodia Kingdom of Cambodia
 Khmer Republic
Roundel of Cambodia 1989.svg Cambodian People's Air Force 1989–1993

Kampuchean People's Air Force

Roundel of Cambodia 1979.svg 1979–1989

Kampuchean Revolutionary Armed Forces Air Force

Roundel of Cambodia 1975.svg 1977–1979

Khmer Air Force

Roundel of Cambodia (1970-1975).svg 1970–1975
Madagascar Malagasy Republic Roundel of Madagascar.svg Malagasy Air Force 1961
 Straits Settlements /
Malayan Union Federated Malay States /
Unfederated Malay States /
Malayan Union Malayan Union /
 Malaya
Transparent.png Royal Malayan Air Force 1958–1963

Malayan Auxiliary Air Force

Transparent.png 1950–1958

Malayan Volunteer Air Force

Transparent.png 1940-1950

Straits Settlements Volunteer Air Force

RAF roundel.svg
 Manchukuo Manchukuo Air Force Roundel.svg Manchukuo Air Force 1938–1945
 Muscat and Oman Roundel of the Royal Air Force of Oman.svg Sultan of Oman's Air Force 1959–1990
 Nazi Germany Balkenkreuz fuselage underwing.svg Luftwaffe 1933–1945
Netherlands Dutch East Indies Roundel of the Netherlands.svg Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force 1939-1950

former insignia

Netherlands roundel WW2.svg 1921–1948
Yemen Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen/
 North Yemen
Roundel of the North Yemen Air Force.svg Yemen Arab Republic Air Force 1962–1990

Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen Air Force

Royal Yemen roundel (1957).svg -1962
 North Vietnam Roundel of Vietnam.svg North Vietnam Air Force 1955–1975
 Ottoman Empire Roundel otto.JPG Ottoman Air Force
Kuva-yı Havaiye Müfettişliği
1909–1920
Ottomaanse Vlag.png Ottoman Naval Aviation Academy and Service
Bahriye Tayyare Mektebi ve Havacılık Şubesi
1914–1919
Laos Pathet Lao Transparent.png Pathet Lao aviation 1960–1975
 Southern Rhodesia
 Rhodesia and Nyasaland
 Rhodesia
 Zimbabwe Rhodesia
Roundel of the Rhodesian Air Force.svg Rhodesian Air Force 1970–1979

Royal Rhodesian Air Force

Royal Rhodesian Air force roundel.svg 1963–1970

Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Air Force

RRAF roundel.svg 1954–1963

Southern Rhodesian Air Force

Flag of the Southern Rhodesian Air Force (1947 to 1953).svg 1939–1954

Rhodesian Regiment Air Unit

RAF roundel.svg 1935–1939
SenegalThe Gambia Senegambia Confederation Roundel of Senegal.svg Senegambia Air Force 1982–1989
 Republika Srpska
Roundels of Republika Srpska v2.svg Republika Srpska Air Force 1992–2006
 Republic of Serbian Krajina
Roundel of the 105th Aviation Brigade.svg 105th Aviation Brigade
Army of the Republic of Serb Krajina
1991–1995
ThailandThailand Rattanakosin Kingdom of Siam Roundel of Thailand.svg Royal Siamese Air Division 1921–1935

Siamese Army Aviation Division

Roundel of Thailand.svg 1917–1921

Siamese Army Aviation Unit

Flag of Siam (1855).svg 1914–1917
South Africa South West Africa Transparent.png South West Africa Territorial Force, Air Wing 1980–1989
South Vietnam State of Vietnam /
 South Vietnam
Vietnam Air Force (south) roundel.svg Republic of Vietnam Air Force
Khong Quan Viet Nam
1955–1975

Vietnam National Army, Air Force

Roundel of South Vietnam (1951-1956).svg 1951–1955
Federation of South Arabia Federation of South Arabia /
 South Yemen
South Yemen Roundel.svg Air Force of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen 1967-1990

Federation of South Arabia Air Force

South Arabian Air Force Roundel.svg 1967
Russia Russian Empire
Russia Russian Republic
 Russian SFSR
 Soviet Union
URSS-Russian aviation red star.svg Soviet Air Forces[69]
Военно-воздушные силы
1930–1991

 

URSS-Russian aviation red star.svg 1943–1992[70]

former insignia

Red star.svg 1922–1943

Soviet Volunteer Group

National Emblem of the Republic of China.svg 1937–1941

Imperial Russian Air Service

Imperial Russian Aviation Roundel.svg 1910–1917
URSS-Russian aviation red star.svg Soviet Air Defence Forces 1948–1991
URSS-Russian aviation red star.svg Soviet Naval Aviation 1918–1991
 Tamil Eelam Transparent.png Air Tigers
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
1998–2009
 Transkei Transparent.png Transkei Defence Force, Air Wing 1986–1994
 United Arab Republic Roundel of the Syrian Air Force.svg United Arab Republic Air Force 1958–1961

Egyptian Air Force

Egyptian Air Force roundel (1945-1958).svg 1952–1958

Syrian Air Force

Roundel of the Syrian Air Force (1940s to 1950s).svg 1948–1958
 Upper Volta Roundel of Burkina Faso (1964-1984).svg Upper Volta Air Force 1964–1984
 Venda Venda Defence Force roundel.svg Venda Defence Force 1983–1994
France Vichy France Roundel of the French Air Force before 1945.svg Vichy French Air Force 1940–1942
 West Germany Roundel of the German Air Force (with Border).svg German Air Force
Luftwaffe
1955
Roundel of the German Air Force (with Border).svg German Naval Aviation
Marineflieger
1955
Roundel of the German Air Force (with Border).svg German Army Aviation Corps
Heeresfliegertruppe
1955
West Ukrainian People's Republic Ukrainian Air Force roundel 1918 variant.svg Ukrainian Galician Army, Air Corps 1918-1920
 Kingdom of Serbia /
Kingdom of Yugoslavia State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs /
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia /
 SFR Yugoslavia /
 FR Yugoslavia
Roundel of Yugoslavia 1992-2003.svg Air Force of Serbia and Montenegro
Ратно ваздухопловство и противваздушна одбрана Војске Србије и Црне Горе
Ratno vazduhoplovstvo i protivvazdushna odbrana Vojske Srbije i Tsrne Gore
2003–2006[71]

FR Yugoslavia Air Force
Ратно ваздухопловство и противваздушна одбрана Војске Југославије
Ratno vazduhoplovstvo i protivvazdušna odbrana Vojske Jugoslavije

Roundel of Yugoslavia 1992-2003.svg 1992–2003

SFR Yugoslav Air Force[72]
Југословенско Ратно Ваздухопловство и Противваздушна Одбрана
Jugoslovensko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo i Protivvazdušna Odbrana

Roundel of SFR Yugoslavia Air Force.svg 1945–1991

Yugoslav squadrons of the RAF. Nos. 351 and 352

RAF roundel.svg 1944–1945

Yugoslav Partisans Air Force

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Royal Yugoslav Army Air Force
Vazduhoplovstvo vojske Kraljevine Jugoslavije

Roundel of the Royal Yugoslav Air Force 1929.svg 1929–1941

Yugoslav Royal Army Aviation Department
Авиацијско Одељење Југословенске Краљевске Армије

Roundel of the Royal Yugoslav Air Force 1923.svg 1918–1929

Serbian Military Air Service

Roundel of the Serbian Air Force 1912.svg 1912–1918
Roundel of the Royal Yugoslav Air Force 1929.svg Royal Yugoslav Navy, Naval Air Service -1941
 Independent State of Croatia Croatian roundel.PNG Air Force of the Independent State of Croatia 1941–1945

Croatian Air Force Legion

Croatian roundel WW2.svg 1941–1945
 Zaire
Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo-Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of the Congo Léopoldville
 Belgian Congo
Zaire Air Force Roundel.svg Zaire Air Force
Force Aerienne Zairoies
1971–1997

Congolese Air Force
Force Aeriennes Congolaises

Congo Air force roundel variant.svg 1960–1971

former insignia

Roundel of Congolese Air Force(1960-64).svg 1960–1964

Force Publique Air Arm

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 Katanga Roundel of the Kantangan Air Force.svg Katangese Air Force
Force Aerienne Katangaise
1960–1963

Other[edit]

Country Established
Service
Indigenous nameCurrentFormer
 Abkhazia Roundel of Abkhazia - Type 1.svg Abkhazian Air Force 2008

former insignia

Roundel of Abkhazia - Type 3.svg 1992–
Netherlands Dutch Caribbean Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard racing stripe.svg Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard
Royal Netherlands Navy
 Hong Kong Regional Emblem of Hong Kong.svg Government Flying Service 1993


Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force

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Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force
Royal Air Force

RAF roundel.svg 1949-1951


Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps – Air Arm
Royal Air Force

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 Iraqi Kurdistan[citation needed] Transparent.png Peshmerga aviation
 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[citation needed] Transparent.png Military of ISIL aviation
 Republic of Artsakh
(formerly Nagorno-Karabakh)
Transparent.png Artsakh Defense Army aviation 1990s
 Novorossiya[citation needed] Transparent.png Novorossiya air wing 2014
 Palestine Transparent.png Force 14 is the military air wing of Fatah, the largest faction of the PLO. 1968/1969-
 Puntland Transparent.png Puntland Maritime Police Force aviation 2011
 South Ossetia Transparent.png South Ossetian Air Corps 1990s
 Sovereign Military Order of Malta Roundel of SMOM.svg Military Corps of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta 1947-1950
 Transnistria Roundel of Transnistria.svg Transnistrian Air Force 1991
 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Transparent.png Military of Northern Cyprus 1974

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Leese, Capt. Robert. "Afghan National Army Air Corps now Afghan National Army Air Force". US Air Force, 14 June 2010. Archived 11 February 2011 at WebCite
  2. ^ Operations resumed in 2002, but the new name may not have been applied until the after the 2003 defense reforms were promulgated.
  3. ^ Little is known about the Taliban regime's air force establishment.
  4. ^ The pro-Soviet regime collapsed in late April 1992 and was succeeded by the UN-sponsored government, the "Islamic State of Afghanistan", led by Burhanuddin Rabbani until overthrown by the Taliban in September 1996.
  5. ^ Official establishment occurred in 1924, but the AMAA received its first aircraft in 1921 (aside from some captured in 1919).
  6. ^ As in most cases, Argentina's air arms began as an Army formation. Following a period of service unification, the Army Aviation Command was reformed on 27 November 1956, but did not gain independence from the Air Force until 3 November 1959.
  7. ^ Date first aircraft obtained; the Barbados Defence Force itself was established in 1979.
  8. ^ The indicated roundel was introduced in 1937 – according to Иван Бориславов и Румен Кирилов, "Самолетите на България", част втора, София, 1996, стр. 246–253 (in Bulgarian; in English: Ivan Borislavov and Rumen Kirilov, "The Airplanes of Bulgaria", part two, Sofia, 1996, pages 246–253).
  9. ^ The indicated version of the German Cross was slightly modified and introduced in 1915 as most widespread Bulgarian aviation sign during the First World War along with the less employed St. Andrew's Cross – according to Иван Бориславов и Румен Кирилов, "Самолетите на България", част втора, София, 1996, стр. 246–253 (in Bulgarian; in English: Ivan Borislavov and Rumen Kirilov, "The Airplanes of Bulgaria", part two, Sofia, 1996, pages 246–253).
  10. ^ Initially operated balloons. In 1912 Bulgaria received its first airplane Bleriot XXI, with which on 13 August 1912 Simeon Petrov flew to become the first Bulgarian to pilot an airplane over Bulgaria.
  11. ^ The KPAF's name was changed to "Cambodian People's Air Force" in 1989, following the restoration of the nation's former name of Cambodia. In 1992, the PKAF was briefly resurrected as the "State of Cambodia Air Force", but it never actually became operational under that title.
  12. ^ The Vietnamese invasion of 1979 resulted in the forcible disbandment of the AFKLA; formation of a successor force did not begin until 1984.
  13. ^ The Cape Verde Coast Guard received its first aircraft in November 1992; its actual date of formation is unknown at this time.
  14. ^ When Chile's unified national air force was dissolved in 1953, the Army did not regain an air arm of its own. Disappointment with this outcome led to the founding of the Club Aéreo del Personal del Ejército (Army Personnel Aero Club) in 1959. Although never formally established as an air arm, it nevertheless served as an