This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Royal Bahraini Air Force since its formation:
Main MarkingFin Flash
The Bahrain Amiri Defence Force was formed in 1977. Fixed-wing aircraft carried the national flag as a fin flash. No national markings were carried on the wings. Helicopters carried the national flag on the fuselage sides.
In 1985 a new roundel was introduced, featuring the national colours of brick red and white. The national flag fin flash was unchanged. The main marking is normally displayed on the fuselage sides of helicopters, and USAF-style positions on fixed-wing aircraft (i.e. fuselage sides and upper port wing and lower starboard wing). The abbreviation BAAF is carried on the upper starboard and lower port wing of fixed-wing aircraft. The service titles ROYAL BAHRAINI AIR FORCE in Arabic and English are carried on the fuselage sides of all aircraft and helicopters (replacing the previous BAHRAIN AMIRI AIR FORCE titles).