Squadron pennant, designed by Walter Anderson in 1977 was chosen in a
squadron competition. The design consists of a gold Fleur-de-lis on a
double blue background.
The Fleur-de-lis motif is an ancient symbol of
eternal life, having been used in ancient India and early Egypt. It was
also found on Etruscan bronzes.
Later, in 1147, Louis VII adopted the
symbol. In church symbolism, the Fleur-de-lis is connected with St.
Louis (King Louis IX of France). So, we have the gold Fleur-de-lis
(eternal life) on the background of light blue (sky) and dark blue (Lake