This is a circa 1970s jacket patch for the United States Air Force 42nd Air Refueling Squadron (42nd AREFS). The 42nd AREFS was stationed out of Loring Air Force Base in Maine from 1955 until the base’s closure, and traveled mostly to points north in their missions. The fully embroidered patch shows a cartoon character riding an airplane and reads “Ready, Willing an Able”.
Approximately 3-15/16” in diameter.
Fully embroidered cotton/polyester threads.
Masking tape strip on reverse reads LORING AFB.
This is from a United States Air Force air refueling squadron jacket patch collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay ZBJX13 LHEX10/13
8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The patch has some light wear only.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.