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