National Markings
Republic of Singapore Air Force

This page describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Republic of Singapore Air Force since its formation:


   
Main MarkingFin Flash

1968-1973
Whent the Singapore Air Defence Command (SADC) was established in 1968, a simple red/white/red national insignia was adopted. Created by changing the outer ring of an RAF roundel from blue to red, the resultant marking was very similar to those used by the Peruvian and Turkish Air Forces. The roundel was displayed in the standard six positions – above and below each wing and on the fuselage sides. No fin flash was used. No service titles were carried.


   
Main MarkingFin Flash

1973-1990
In October 1973 the national marking was changed to a red and white yin-and-yang symbol. This eliminated any possbile confusion with other operators and incorporated an ‘S’ for Singapore in its overall shape. The roundel was displayed in the standard six positions – above and below each wing and on the fuselage sides. No fin flash was used. Large aircraft carry the service titles REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE in English.

In 1986 a low-visibility version of this marking was adopted for some aircraft, which replaced the white area with background colour and changed the red area to black.



   
Main MarkingLow Visibility Version

1990-present
On 7 November 1990 a completely new national insignia was officially introduced. This is a red lion’s head on white with a red outer ring. Aircraft were repainted with this marking from about January 1991. For camouflaged or grey aircraft a black low-visibility version was also introduced.

The roundel was displayed in the standard six positions – above and below each wing and on the fuselage sides. No fin flash is used. Large aircraft carry the service titles REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIR FORCE in English.

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