New York State: In homage to the previous New York Wing patch, which has been used
seventy-two years, this shield contains an outline of the state to honor the history of the New
York Wing. This patch also contains some modifications, including the addition of Long Island.
Civil Air Patrol Roundel with Wings: Also in homage to the previous New York Wing
patch, this shield contains the Civil Air Patrol Roundel, with wings attached to it. This represents
Civil Air Patrol’s history and the New York Wing’s part in that history. The wings represent the New
York State motto, ‘Excelsior’ or ‘Ever Upward.’ The wings lift the New York Wing ‘Ever Upward,’
Stars: This shield also includes stars, which represent the New York Wing’s
never-ending pursuit of Excellence, as codified in the New York State motto, ‘Excelsior.’ There
are three stars, to represent the three missions of Civil Air Patrol.
Coloration: The shield is composed of five colors. Their meanings on the emblem are:
Red, White, and Blue - These colors, when used in combination, represent
Patriotism towards the United States of America. They reflect the important part of the nation’s
history that Civil Air Patrol, and New York Wing specifically, has played. It also reflects
the colors of the United States flag.
Blue and Yellow - These colors, when used in combination, represent the United
States Air Force, and Civil Air Patrol’s relationship with its parent organization. The United
States Air Force colors represent the sky (Blue), the sun (Yellow), and the excellence upheld by
the organization and its members (also Yellow).
Black and Grey - The wings are black and grey in homage to the previous design.
The New York Wing Cadet Advisory Council attempted to use as many elements from the historical
design as possible while conforming to new heraldry regulations. The New York Wing Cadet
Advisory Council also attempted to do its best to give this patch a more modernized design
while honoring its history.
Designers: WO Anthony Peters, Lt Col C. B. Colby, Col Cord Meyer, New York Wing
Council 2020-2021 Term Patch Committee.