National Markings
Tonga Defence Force

of Tonga Defence Services

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by Tonga Defence Services/His Majesty’s Armed Forces since its formation:


                                  
                          Main Marking                              Fin Flash

1996-2013
Prior to the name change from TDS to HMAF, the aircraft carried explicit national markings and titles. The main marking, a red and yellow Maltese cross surmounted by a crown, was displayed on the fuselage sides. No wing insignia appears to have been carried, and no fin flash was used. The service titles TONGA DEFENCE SERVICES – AIR WING were displayed on the fuselage sides.


2013-present
After the name change, HMAF aircraft no longer carried the national insignia or service titles, merely a civilian-style registration on the fuselage sides.

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