National Markings
Portuguese Air Force

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Portuguese Air Force since its formation:



  
Main MarkingFin Flash

1945-present
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft – but on fuselage sides only on helicopters. The fin flash is displayed on the tailfin. Aircraft do not carry service titles.

National Markings
French Army Aviation

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the French Army since its formation:




Main MarkingFin Flash

1953-present
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft – but on fuselage sides only on helicopters. The fin flash is nowadays rarely carried by frontline types, but on second-line types is usually displayed in the form of rudder stripes. Army aircraft also usually carry the title armee de TERRE on the fuselage sides.

National Markings
Danish Naval Aviation

    This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by Danish Naval Aviation since its formation:



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    Main MarkingFin Flash

    1971-2010
    The main marking was displayed on each side of the fuselage on helicopters. The fin flash was displayed on the fin. Naval helicopters also carry an ‘anchor’ insignia in black or white on the fuselage sides, but no service titles.

National Markings
Danish Army Aviation

    This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by Danish Army Aviation since its formation:




    Main MarkingFin Flash

    1971-2003
    The main marking was displayed on each side of the fuselage on helicopters. The Piper L-4 Cubs displayed the main marking in 6 positions (i.e. above and below each wing and on the fuselage sides). The fin flash was displayed on the fin. Army helicopters and aircraft did not carry service titles.

National Markings
Danish Army Air Corps

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Danish Army Air Corps since its formation:




Main MarkingFin Flash

1915-1950
Before 1939 the standard aircraft finish was natural metal or silver dope overall with the the serial number on the fuselage sides and a fin flash large enough to extend from the fin to the rudder. The main marking was displayed in 6 positions (i.e. above and below each wing and on the fuselage sides). After the introduction of camouflage in 1939 the markings were largely unchaged.

National Markings
Danish Naval Air Service

    This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Danish Naval Air Service since its formation:




    Main MarkingFin Flash

    1915-1950
    Before 1939 the standard aircraft finish was natural metal or silver dope overall with the the serial number on the fuselage sides and a fin flash large enough to extend from the fin to the rudder. The main marking was displayed in 4 positions (i.e. above and below each wing). After the introduction of camouflage in 1939 the markings were largely unchaged.

National Markings
Royal Danish Air Force

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Royal Danish Air Force since its formation:




Main MarkingFin Flash

1945-present
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft – but on fuselage sides only on helicopters. The fin flash is displayed on the tailfin. Aircraft do not carry service titles.

Special Markings
Finnish Border Guard

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Finnish Border Guard since its formation:


 
Main MarkingFin Flash

1921-present
As civil aircraft, no national markiings are carried. The service insignia is the head of a bear in gold. Fixed wing aircraft carry the service title FRONTIER GUARD in English. Helicopters carry the service title in Finnish as RAJAVARTIOLAITOS on the port side and in Swedish as GRÄNSBEVAKNINGEN on the starboard side.

National Markings
Finnish Army Aviation

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Finnish Army Aviation since its formation:




 
Main MarkingFin Flash

1945-present
The main marking is displayed on the fuselage sides of helicopters. A fin flash is not carried. Aircraft do not carry service titles.

National Markings
Finnish Air Force

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Finnish Air Force since its formation:


 
Main MarkingFin Flash

1918-1945
Before 1945 the Finnish national insignia was a light blue swastika on a white disc. The association of this marking with Nazi Germany meant this marking had to be replaced in 1945. The main marking is displayed in the standard six positions on aircraft. A fin flash is not carried. Aircraft did not carry service titles.




 
Main MarkingFin Flash

1945-present
The main marking is displayed on the fuselage sides of the helicopters, and in the standard six positions on aircraft. A fin flash is not carried. Aircraft do not carry service titles.