This alphabetically arranged list of air forces identifies the current and historical names and roundels for the military aviation arms of countries fielding an air component, whether an independent air forces, a naval aviation, or army aviation units. At the end is a separate list of no longer existent nations that once operated air forces. Country names in italics indicate that they are not generally recognized internationally as independent states but which nonetheless managed to field an active air service. For information on the size of military forces, see list of countries by size of armed forces.

A

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Afghanistan Islamic Emirate Air Force[1]
دافغانستان هوايۍ ځواک
2021

Afghan Air Force

2010–2021

Afghan Army Air Corps[2]

2002–2010

Afghan National Army Air Corps[3]

1996–2001

Air and Air Defense Force of the Islamic State of Afghanistan[4]

1992–1996

former insignia

1983–1992

Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Air Force

1979-1983

Afghan Republican Air Force
De Afghan Hanoi Quirah

1973–1979

Royal Afghan Air Force

1948–1973

Afghan Air Force
Afghan Hawa-e Ourdou

1937–1947

Afghan Military Air Arm

1924[5]-1929
 Albania Albanian Air Force 1951

Air Force of the Albanian People's Army
Albanian People's Army

1951–1991

Royal Albanian Air Corps

1914–1939
 Algeria Algerian Air Force
Al-quwwa al-jawwiyya al-jazaeriyya, Armée de l'Air Algérienne
1962

former insignia

1962–1964
Algerian Navy
Algerian Gendarmerie
 Angola National Air Force of Angola
Força Aérea Nacional de Angola
2007

Angolan People's Air Force And Air Defence Force
Força Aérea Popular de Angolia

1975-2007

former insignia

1975–1980
 Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force Air Wing 2022
 Argentina Argentine Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Argentina
1945

Army Aeronautical Service
Servicio Aeronáutico del Ejército

1912–1945
Argentine Naval Aviation
Comando de Aviación Naval Argentina
1919

former insignia

Argentine Army Aviation
Comando de Aviación del Ejército Argentino
1956[6]
Argentine Coast Guard Air Service
Servicio de Aviación de la Prefectura Naval Argentina
1970
Argentine Gendarmería
Dirección de Aeronáutica de Gendarmería [1]
1955
 Armenia Armenian Air Force
Հայաստանի Ռազմաօդային Ուժեր
1992
 Australia Royal Australian Air Force 1921

former insignia

1945–1956

former insignia

1943-1946

former insignia

1942–1946

Royal Australian Air Force

1921–1942

Australian Air Force

March–August 1921

Australian Flying Corps
First Australian Imperial Force

1912-1920
Fleet Air Arm 1947
Australian Army Aviation 1968

1st Aviation Regiment (Divisional)

1966–1968

No. 16 Army Light Aircraft Squadron

1960–1966
 Austria Austrian Air Force
Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte
1955

Austrian Air Force
Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte

1928-1938

Imperial and Royal Aviation Troops

1893–1918
 Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Air and Air Defence Force
Azərbaycan hərbi hava qüvvələri
1991

B

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Bahamas Royal Bahamas Defence Force Air Wing 1981
 Bahrain Royal Bahraini Air Force 2002

Bahrain Amiri Air Force

1987-2002

Bahrain Defence Force Air Wing

1977-1987
Public Security Forces aviation
Paramilitary security organization, national police force of Bahrain.
1971
 Bangladesh Bangladesh Air Force
বাংলাদেশ বিমান বাহিনী
Bangladesh Biman Bahini
1971

Operation Kilo Flight

1971-1972
Bangladesh Naval Aviation 2011
Bangladesh Army Aviation Group 1978
Bangladesh Border Guards
Bangladesh Army, Ministry of Defence (Bangladesh) wartime only
 Barbados Barbados Defence Force 1981[7]
 Belarus Belarusian Air Force post 1995

Belarus Air Force

1991–1995
 Belgium Belgian Air Component
Luchtcomponent, Composante Air
2002

Belgian Air Force
Belgische Luchtmacht, Force Aerienne Belge

1946-2001

Free Belgian Air Force

1940-1946

Military Aviation
Militair Vliegwezen, Aviation Militaire

1915-1940

Company of Aviators
Compagnie des Ouvries et Aérostiers

1910–1915
Belgian Navy 1962–2002
Belgian Army 1954–2002
Belgian Gendarmerie 1968-2001
 Belize Belize Defence Force Air Wing 1983
 Benin Benin Air Force
Force Aérienne de Benin
1990

People's Republic of Benin Air Force

1975–1990

Dahomey Air Force
Force Aérienne de Dahomey

1961-1975
 Bhutan Royal Bhutan Army 1972
 Bolivia Bolivian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Boliviana
1944

Bolivian Military Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación

1923–1944
Bolivian Naval Aviation
Bolivian Army Aviation
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ваздухопловство и ПВО
Zrakoplovstvo i PZO
2007

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force
Zračne Snage Armije Federacije BiH

1996–2006

Republika Srpska Air Force
Ратно Ваздухопловство и ПВО ВРС
Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo i PVO VRS

1992–2006

Croatian Defence Council aviation

1992–

Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Air Force
Zračne Snage Armije Republike BiH

1992–1996
 Botswana Botswana Defence Force Air Wing 1977
 Brazil Brazilian Air Force
Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB)
1941

Military Aviation Service
Serviço de Aviação Militar (AvM)

1918–1941
Brazilian Naval Aviation
Força Aeronaval
1916
Brazilian Army Aviation Command
Comando de Aviação do Exército Brasileiro
1986
Brazilian Military Police
Brazilian Army Military reserve force – National and state gendarmerie forces of Brazil.
 Brunei Royal Brunei Air Force
Angkatan Tentera Udara Diraja Brunei
1991

Royal Brunei Armed Forces Air Wing

1984-1991

Royal Brunei Malay Regiment, Air Wing

1966-1984
 Bulgaria Bulgarian Air Force
Български Военновъздушни Сили
1992

Bulgarian People's Army Air Force
Български Военновъздушни Сили

1949–1992

Air Army
Въздушни Войски

1945–1949

former insignia

1941–1944

Royal Bulgarian Air Force[8]

1937–1941

Gendarmery Aeroplane Detachment
Zhandarmeriisko Aeroplanno Otdelenie

1919-1920

Army Aviation Corps[9]

1915–1918

Aeronautical Detachment[10]

1906-1914
Bulgarian Naval Aviation
Aviatsia Na Bulgarskiya Voennomorski Flot (AnBVMF)
1992

Independent ASW Squadron of the Navy
Otdelna Protivolodachna Eskadrila na VMF (OPLEV-VMF)

1959–1990

Bulgarian Naval Aviation

1915–1918
 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Air Force
Force Aérienne de Burkina Faso
1984

Upper Volta Air Force
Force Aérienne de Haute-Volta

1964–1984
 Burundi Burundi Army Aviation
Force Armée du Burundi
1966

C

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Cambodia Royal Cambodian Air Force
ទ័ពអាកាសខេមរភូមិន្ទ
Toăp Akas Khémôrôphumĭnt
1993

Cambodian People's Air Force

1989–1993

former insignia

1989–1993

Kampuchean People's Revolutionary Air Force

1979-1989[11]

Air Force of the Liberation Army of Kampuchea

1977–1979[12]

Khmer Air Force

1970–1975

Royal Khmer Air Force

1954–1970
Royal Gendarmerie of Cambodia aviation
Royal Cambodian Armed Forces
 Cameroon Cameroon Air Force
Armée de l'Air du Cameroun
1960
 Canada Royal Canadian Air Force
Aviation Royale Canadienne
2011

Canadian Forces Air Command (AIRCOM)
Commandement de la Force aérienne du Canada

1968-2011

Royal Canadian Air Force

1965-1968

Royal Canadian Air Force

1948-1965

Royal Canadian Air Force

1946-1948

Royal Canadian Air Force

1924-1946

Canadian Air Force (Air Board)

1920-1924

Canadian Air Force (in Europe)

1918–1920

Royal Air Force Canada

1918–1919

Royal Flying Corps Canada

1917–1918

Canadian Aviation Corps

1914–1915
Royal Canadian Naval Air Service 1918-1919
Canadian Army 1948–1965
Royal Canadian Mounted Police aviation - National police and gendarmerie service of Canada.
 Cape Verde Cape Verde Air Force
Força Aérea Caboverdiana
1992[13]
 Central African Republic Central African Republic Air Force
Force Aérienne Centrafricaine
1979–

Central African Empire Air Force

1976–1979

Central African Republic Air Force

1961–1976
 Chad Chadian Air Force
Force Aérienne Tchadienne
1973
 Chile Chilean Air Force
Fuerza Aérea de Chile (FACh)
1930
Chilean Naval Aviation
Servicio de Aviación de la Armada de Chile
1953
Chilean Army Aviation
Comando de Aviación del Ejército de Chile
1970[14]
Carabineros de Chile 1960
 China (PRC) People's Liberation Army Air Force
中国人民解放军空军
Zhongguo Renmin Jiefangjun Kongjun
1949

Red Army of China Air Force

c. 1930[15]
People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force
中国人民解放军海军航空兵
Zhongguo Renmin Jiefangjun Haijun Hangkongbing
1953
People's Liberation Army Ground Force Aviation
中国人民解放军陆军航空兵
1988
People's Armed Police aviation - Chinese paramilitary organization, gendarmerie, border guard force. During wartime the PAP would provide support to the People's Liberation Army.

China Marine Surveillance aviation

-2013
 China (ROC/“Taiwan”) Republic of China Air Force
中華民國空軍
Chung-Hua Min-Kuo K'ung-Chün
1938

Nationalist Chinese Air Force (Central Government)[16]

1925-1938

Chinese Aviation Ministry

1920-1925?

Chinese Aviation Service

1916?–1919?

Chinese Army Air Arm

1914-1916?

Airplane Corps of the Chinese Army

1913-1914
Republic of China Army Aviation and Special Forces Command 1999

Army Paratroops and Special Forces Command

1979-1999

Army Aviation Command[17]

1976-1979
Republic of China Naval Aviation Command 1995

Naval Anti-Submarine Group

1991-1995

Fleet Helicopter Squadron

1977-1991

Chinese Naval Air Service

1927-1938
Coast Guard Administration (Taiwan), Air Patrol Squadron - Paramilitary coast guard service of Taiwan -2004
 Colombia Colombian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Colombiana
1922

former insignia

1927–1953
Colombian Naval Aviation
Aviación Naval
1984
Colombian National Army Aviation
Aviación del Ejército
1995
 Comoros Comoros Military Aviation Command 1976
 Congo Air Force of the Republic of Congo
Force 'Aérienne Congolaise

People’s Republic of Congo Air Force
L'Armée de l'Air du Congo

1970–1992

Congolese Air Force

1961–1970
 Dem. Rep. of the Congo Air Force of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Force Aérienne du Congo

Zaire Air Force

1971–1997
 Costa Rica Air Surveillance Service
Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea (SVA) – Fuerza Pública
1994

Air Section of the Costa Rican Civil Guard
Sección Aérea del Guardia Civil

1955-1994

Costa Rican Military Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Militar

1947–1949
 Côte d'Ivoire
(Ivory Coast)
Côte d'Ivoire Air Force
Force Aérienne de la Côte d'Ivoire
c. 1965
 Croatia Croatian Air Force and Air Defense
Hrvatsko ratno zrakoplovstvo i protuzračna obrana
1991

former insignia

1991–1994

Air Force of the Independent State of Croatia
Zrakoplovstvo Nezavisne Države Hrvatske

1941–1945
 Cuba Cuban Revolutionary Air and Air Defense Force[18]
Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria
1959

Cuban Rebel Air Force[19]
Fuerza Aérea Rebelde

1958

Cuban Army Air Force
Fuerza Aérea del Ejército de Cuba

1952–1958

Cuban Army Air Corps
Cuerpo Aéreo del Ejército de Cuba

1915–1952
Cuban Naval Aviation[20]
Aviación Naval
1934-1952
 Cyprus Air Command of Cyprus
Διοίκηση Αεροπορίας Κύπρου
1996

Cyprus National Guard Air Wing

1973–1996
 Czech Republic Czech Air Force
Vzdušné síly armády České republiky
1993

Czechoslovak Air Force
Československé letectvo

1926–1993


1921–1926


1918–1921

D

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Denmark Royal Danish Air Force
Flyvevåbnet
1950

Danish Navy Air Squadron[21]
Søværnets Helikoptertjeneste

2003-2010

Royal Danish Army Flying Service[22]
Hærens Flyvetjeneste (HFT)

1971-2003

Royal Danish Navy Flying Service
Søværnets Flyvetjeneste (SVF)

1962–2003

Danish Brigade in Sweden

1943-1945

Royal Danish Army Air Corps
Hærens Flyvertropper

1912–1950

Royal Danish Naval Aviation
Marinens Flyvevæsen

1911–1950
Air Force Home Guard
Home Guard (Denmark), Danish Defence
1953
 Djibouti
(formerly the French Territory of Afars and Issas)
Djibouti Air Force
Force Aérienne du Djibouti
1977
 Dominican Republic Dominican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Dominicana (FAD)
1962

Dominican Military Aviation
Aviación Militar Dominicana (AMD)

1957–1962

Dominican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Dominicana (FAD)

1955–1957

Dominican Military Aviation
Aviación Militar Dominicana (AMD)

1952–1955

Dominican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Dominicana (FAD)

1950–1952

Dominican Military Aviation Corps (DMAC)
El Cuerpo de Aviación Militar Dominicana (CAMD/AMD)

1948-1950
Air Cavalry Squadron
Escuadrón de Caballería Aérea (EdCA)
2002

Air Transport Cavalry Brigade
Brigada de Caballería Aerotransportada

2001–2002

Aviation Company of the National Army
Compañía de Aviación del Ejército Nacional

1942–1948[23]

Dominican Army Aviation Company
Compañía de Aviación del Ejército Dominicano

1939-1942

Aviation Detachment of the National Army
Destacamento de Aviación del Ejército Nacional

1936–1939

National Air Transport Company, Aviation Arm
Compañía Nacional de Transporte Aérea, Arma de Aviación

1934–1935

Aviation Company
Compañía de Aviación

1933-1934

Aviation Arm of the National Army
Arma de Aviación del Ejército Nacional

1932–1933
Dominican Republic Naval Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación Naval Dominicana
2003

Coastguard Search and Rescue Squadron
Escuadrón de Vigilancia y Rescate de Guardacostas

1951-1952[24]

E

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 East Timor Timor Leste Defence Force Air Component 2020
 Ecuador Ecuadorian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana
1944
Ecuadorian Naval Aviation
Aviación Naval Ecuatoriana
1967
Ecuadorian Army Aviation
Aviación del Ejército Ecuatoriano
1954
 Egypt Egyptian Air Force
Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Il Misriya
1961

United Arab Republic Air Force

1958–1961[25]

former insignia

1952-1958

Royal Egyptian Air Force

1937–1952

Egyptian Army Air Force

1932–1937

former insignia

1932
 El Salvador Air Force of El Salvador
Fuerza Aérea Salvadoreña
1923
 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Air Corps 1979
 Eritrea Eritrean Air Force 1994
 Estonia Estonian Air Force
Eesti Õhuvägi
1991

Aviation Regiment

1920?–1940

Aviation Company

1918–1920?
National Border Guard Aviation Group
Estonian Border Guard
1993-2010
 Eswatini
(formerly Swaziland)
Military of Eswatini Air Wing 1979

Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force Air Wing

1979-2018
 Ethiopia Ethiopian Air Force
Ye Ithopya Ayer Hayl
1975[26]

former air force insignia

1996-2009?

Ethiopian Air Force

1975 (re-established in 1995)

Ethiopian Air Force

1975 (disestablished in 1991)

Imperial Ethiopian Air Force

1946–1975

Imperial Ethiopian Aviation

1929-1935
Ethiopian Navy aviation 1955–1996
Ethiopian Ground Forces Aviation 1970s

F

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Fiji Air Wing of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces 1987–1997
 Finland Finnish Air Force
Suomen ilmavoimat
Finländska flygvapnet
1918

former insignia

1918-1945

Roundel variant on some aircraft

1943–45

Army Corps of Aviation

1918–1928
Finnish Army Aviation
Suomen maavoimat – Helikopteripataljoona
Finländska armén – Helikopterbataljonen
1997
Finnish Border Guards
Finnish Defence Forces wartime only
 France French Air and Space Force
Armée de l'Air et de l’Espace
2020

French Air Force
Armée de l'Air

1933–2020

Free French Air Force[27][28]
Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres

1940–1945

Vichy French Air Force
Armée de l'air de l'armistice

1940–1942

French Air Force
Armée de l'Air

1933-1940

French Army Aviation
Aéronautique militaire

1909–1933
French Naval Aviation
Aéronautique navale
1912

Free French Naval Air Service
Aéronavale Francaise Libre

1940–1945

French Naval Air Arm

1912–1940
French Army Light Aviation
Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre
1954

French Aerostatic Corps
French Revolutionary Army

1794-1799
National Gendarmerie aviation 1943

G

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Gabon Gabonese Air Force
Armée de l'Air Gabonaise
1961
 Gambia
(formerly part of the Senegambia Confederation)
Gambian Air Force[29] c.2003?[30]
 Georgia The Aviation and Air Defence Command of the Defence Forces
თავდაცვის ძალების ავიაციისა და საჰაერო თავდაცვის სარდლობა
tavdatsvis dzalebis aviatsiisa da sahaero tavdatsvis sardloba
2016

Georgian Air Force
საქართველოს სამხედრო-საჰაერო ძალები
sak’art’velos samxedro-sahaero dzalebi

1991-2010

Democratic Republic of Georgia People's Guard air detachment

1917–1920
 Germany German Air Force
Luftwaffe
1955

Air Forces of the National People's Army
Luftstreitkräfte der Nationalen Volksarmee der DDR

1956–1990

Volkspolizei-Luft (of the German Democratic Republic / East Germany)

1950–1956

German Air Force
Luftwaffe

1935-1945

Lipetsk fighter-pilot school

1926-1933

Marineluftschiffe-Abteilung

1912–1919

Die Marinefliegerabteilung des deutschen Kaiserreiches

1911–1919

Imperial German Army Air Service
Luftstreitkräfte (Die Fliegertruppen des deutschen Kaiserreiches)

1910–1919

former insignia

1913–1914

Heeresluftschiffe-Abteilung

1909–1917
German Naval Aviation
Marineflieger
1957

East German Navy, Naval Air Force

–1990

Imperial German Naval Air Service
Marine-Fliegerabteilung

–1918
German Army Aviation Corps
Heeresfliegertruppe
1957
Federal Border Guards
Bundesgrezschutz
-2005

Border Troops of the German Democratic Republic

-1990
 Ghana
(formerly the Gold Coast)
Ghana Air Force 1959

former insignia

1964-1966
 Greece Hellenic Air Force
Πολεμική Αεροπορία (literally "War Aviation")
Polemikì Aeroporia
1930

Greek Air Force in the Middle East

1941-1946

Royal Hellenic Air Force

1935-1973

Hellenic Army Air Service

1912-1930

Hellenic Naval Air Service

1915–1930
Hellenic Army Aviation
Αεροπορία Στρατού
Aeroporia Stratou
1947
Navy Aviation Command 2018

Hellenic Navy Helicopter Command
Διοίκηση Ελικοπτέρων Ναυτικού
Dioikisi Elikopteron Naftikou

1975-2018
Hellenic Coast Guard aviation - Paramilitary coast guard service of Greece.
 Guatemala Guatemalan Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca (FAG)
1948

Military Aeronautical Corps
Cuerpo de Aeronáutica Militar (CAM)

1935–1948

Guatemalan Military Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación Militar de Guatemala (CAM)

1929–1935

Guatemalan Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Guatemalteca (FAG)

1921–1929

Army Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación de Ejército

1914–1921
 Guinea Guinea Air Force
Force Aérienne de Guinée
1959
 Guinea-Bissau
(formerly Portuguese Guinea)
Guinea-Bissau Air Force
Força Aérea da Guiné-Bissau
1974-2015
 Guyana
(formerly British Guyana)
Guyana Defence Force Air Command 1973

Guyana Defence Force Air Wing

1968-1973

H

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Haiti Haiti Air Corps
Corps d'Aviation d'Garde d'Haiti
1942–1994 (2013 re-establishment)

former insignia

1964–1986

former insignia

1942–1964
 Honduras Honduran Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Hondureña
1954

Air Force and Military Aviation School
Fuerza Aérea y Escuela Militar de Aviación (FAEAM)

1938-1954

Aviation Military School
Escuela Militar de Aviación (EMA)

1931–1938

National Aviation School
Escuela Nacional de Aviación (ENA)

1924–1931
 Hungary Hungarian Air Force
Magyar Légierő
1991

former insignia

1990-1991

Air Force of the Hungarian People's Army
Magyar Néphadsereg légiereje

1951–1990

former insignia

1949-1951

former insignia

1948-1949

Royal Hungarian National Defense Air Force
Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légierő

1941–1945

former insignia

1938-1941

former insignia

1919-1923

Red Hungarian Air Corps
Vörös Légjárócsapat

1919

Insignia variant

Insignia variant

I

For Ivory Coast, see Côte d'Ivoire above.

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Iceland Icelandic Coast Guard Aeronautical Division
Landhelgisgæsla Íslands – Flugdeild
1955

Icelandic aircraft insignia

 India Indian Air Force 1932

Royal Indian Air Force

1947–1950

former insignia

1942–1945

Indian Air Force

1932–1942
Army Aviation Corps 1986
Indian Naval Air Arm 1948
Indian Coast Guard Air Wing 1978

Indian Coast Guard aircraft insignia

Border Security Force aviation
Paramilitary forces of India
 Indonesia Indonesian Air Force
Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Udara (TNI-AU)
1946

Republic of Indonesia Air Force
Angkatan Udara Republik Indonesia (AURI)

1946–1974

Republic of Indonesia Air Force
Angkatan Udara Republik Indonesia (AURI)

1946–1949
Indonesian Naval Aviation
Dinas Penerbangan TNI Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL)
1974

Indonesian Naval Aviation Service
Dinas Penerbangan Angkatan Laut RI (ALRI)

1956–1974
Indonesian Army Aviation Command
Pusat Penerbangan TNI Angkatan Darat (TNI-AD)
1974

Indonesian Army Aviation Service
Dinas Penerbangan Angkatan Darat RI (DINAS PENERBAD)

1959–1974
 Iran
(formerly Persia)
Air Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

IRGC Ground Forces Aviation

1985
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
نیروی هوایی ارتش جمهوری اسلامی ایران
1979

Imperial Iranian Air Force
نیروی هوایی شاهنشاهی ایران

1932–1979

Air Officer of the Imperial Iranian Army

1922-1932
Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation 1979

Imperial Iranian Army Aviation

1962–1979
Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation 1979

Imperial Iranian Navy Aviation

–1979
 Iraq Iraqi Air Force
Al Quwwa al-Jawwiya al-Iraqiya
1931

former insignia

[[Image:|25px ]] 2011-2019

Iraqi Air Force
Al Quwwa al-Jawwiya al-Iraqiya

1958-2003; 2019-

Royal Iraqi Air Force

1931–1958
Iraqi Army Aviation Command 1980
 Ireland Irish Air Corps
Aer-Chór na h-Éireann
1924

former insignia

1939–1954

Irish National Army, Air Service

1922–1924
 Israel Israeli Defence Force / Air Force
חיל האוויר
Heyl Ha'Avir
1951

Israeli Air Force
Chel Ha'Avir

1948-1951

Sherut Avir
Air Service

1947-1948

Palavir
Air Companies

1943-1947
 Palestine

Force 14

late 1960s-early 2000s
 Italy Italian Air Force
Aeronautica Militare
1991-current

former insignia

1946–1991

Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force
Aviazione Cobelligerante and Aeronautica Militare Italiana

1943–1964

Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana  [32]

1943–1945

Royal Italian Air Force
Regia Aeronautica [33]

1935–1943

Royal Italian Air Force
Regia Aeronautica [34]

1923–1935

Royal Naval Aviation
Aviazione della Regia Marina

1912–1923

Military Air Corps [35]
Corpo Aeronautico Militare

1915-1923

Colonial Aviation Service
Servizio d'Aviazone Coloniale

1912-1915

Military Aviation Service

1912-1915

Aviation Battalion
Battaglione Aviatori

1912

Royal Army Air Service
Servizio Aeronautico

1884[36]–1911
Italian Navy Aviation
Aviazione Navale
1956

naval aviation insignia

Italian aircraft insignia

Italian Army Aviation
Air Cavalry, Cavalleria dell'Aria
2000

Aviazione Leggera dell'Esercito

1951-2000
Helicopter Service of the Carabinieri Corps
Nucleo Elicotteri Carabinieri
1965
Italian Coast Guard Air Service
Italian Navy
1989
Guardia di Finanza
Finance Guard - Paramilitary border guard and customs service of Italy.

J

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Jamaica Jamaica Defence Force 1963
 Japan Japan Air Self-Defense Force[37]
航空自衛隊 Kōkū Jieitai
1954

Imperial Japanese Army Air Force
大日本帝国陸軍航空隊 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun Kōkū tai

1912–1945

Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service[38]
大日本帝国海軍航空隊 Dai-Nippon Teikoku Kaigun Kōkū tai

1912–1945
Fleet Air Force (JMSDF)
海上自衛隊 Kaijō Jieitai
1954
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
陸上自衛隊 Rikujō Jieitai
1954
Japan Coast Guard - Paramilitary coast guard service of Japan.
 Jordan
(formerly Transjordan)
Royal Jordanian Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya Almalakiya al-Urduniya
1955

Arab Legion Air Force

1949–1955

K

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Kazakhstan Kazakh Air Defense Forces
Áue qurǵanysy kúshteri / Әуе қорғанысы күштері
1992
 Kenya Kenya Air Force
Jeshi la Anga la Kenya
1994

The Kenya '82 Air Force

1982-1994
Kenya Army Aviation
 Korea (DPRK/“North Korea”) Korean People's Army Air and Anti-Air Force[39] 1945
 Korea (ROK/“South Korea”) Republic of Korea Air Force[40]
대한민국 공군 (大韓民國空軍)
Daehan Minguk Gonggun
1949

former insignia

1951–2000

Willows Korean Aviation School

1920-1921
Republic of Korea Navy, Air Wing Six 1986

Fleet Aviation Unit

1977–1986
Republic of Korea Army aviation 1965
Korea Coast Guard - Paramilitary coast guard service of South Korea.
 Kuwait Kuwait Air Force
Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Kuwaitiya
1988

Free Kuwait Air Force

1990-1991

Kuwait Air Force

1960-1990

Directorate of Public Security, Air Wing

1954-1960
 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Air Force 1992

L

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Laos Lao People's Liberation Army Air Force[41] 1975

former insignia

1975–

Royal Lao Air Force
Aviation Royale Laotienne[42][43]

1960–1975

Laotian Aviation
Aviation Laotienne

1955-1960
 Latvia Latvian Air Force
Latvijas Gaisa Spēki
1991

Latvian Air Force
Latvijas Gaisa Spēki

1919–1940
Aviation component of the Latvian National Guard 1993–2000

Aviation Regiment of the Aizsargi

1937-1940
State Border Guard aviation - Armed border guard service of Latvia.
 Lebanon Lebanese Air Force
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Lubnania, Force Aérienne Libanaise
1949
 Lesotho
(formerly Basutoland)
Lesotho Defence Force – Air Squadron c. 1988

former insignia

1987–2006

Lesotho Police Mobile Unit – Air Wing

1978-1988
 Liberia Liberian Army Air Wing 1987

Liberian Army Air Reconnaissance Unit

1970s–1980s
 Libya Libyan Air Force
القوة الجوية الليبية
Al-quwwa al-jawwiyya al-libyya
2011–current date

Free Libyan Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Libiyya al Hurra[citation needed]

2011

Air Force of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

1977-2011

Libyan Arab Republic Air Force

1969–1977

Royal Libyan Air Force
Al Quwwat al Jawwiya al Malakiya al Libiyya

1951–1969
 Lithuania Lithuanian Air Force
Karinės Oro Pajėgos
1922–1940, 1992

Lithuanian Military Aviation

1920–1921

former insignia

1919–1920
Lithuanian National Defence Volunteer Forces, Aviation Unit 1992
Lithuanian State Border Guard Service aviation
Lithuanian Armed Forces wartime only
 Luxembourg Luxembourg Army Aviation 1952–1968

M

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 North Macedonia Air Force of North Macedonia
Военно Воздухопловство и Противвоздушна Одбрана
Voeno Vozduhoplovstvo i Protivvozdushna Odbrana
1992

former insignia

early 1990s
 Madagascar
(formerly the Malagasy Republic)
Malagasy Air Force
Tafika Anabakabaka Malagasy
Armée de l'Air Malgache
1961
 Malawi
(formerly Nyasaland)
Malawi Army Air Wing 1976

former aircraft insignia

2010-2012

Malawi Young Pioneers Air Arm[44]

1970–1978
 Malaysia
(formerly Malaya)
Royal Malaysian Air Force
Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia
1963

insignia variant

Royal Malayan Air Force
Tentera Udara Diraja Persekutuan

1958–1963

Malayan Auxiliary Air Force

1950–1958

Malayan Volunteer Air Force

1940–1950

Straits Settlement Volunteer Air Force

Royal Malaysian Navy Aviation 1988
Malaysian Army Aviation
Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat
1994
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency - Paramilitary coast guard service of Malaysia.
 Maldives Coast Guard Aviation Squadron
Maldives National Defence Force
1978
 Mali Malian Air Force
Force Aérienne de la Republique du Mali
1961
 Malta Air Wing of the Armed Forces of Malta
Skwadra tal-Ajru tal-Forzi Armati ta' Malta
1992

former insignia

1980–1988
 Mauritania Mauritania Islamic Air Force
Force Aérienne de la Republique Islamique de Mauritanie
1960

former aircraft insignia

1960-2019
 Mauritius Military of Mauritius 1987
 Mexico Mexican Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Mexicana
1915
Mexican Naval Aviation
Fuerza Aeronaval
1926[45]
Maritime Search and Rescue (Mexico)
Mexican Navy
National Guard (Mexico) aviation - national gendarmerie force of Mexico.

Federal Police (Mexico) aviation - Defunct National police and gendarmerie service of Mexico.

-2009
 Moldova Moldovan Air Force[46] 1991
 Mongolia Mongolian Air Force[47]
Агаарын Довтолгооноос Хамгаалах Цэргийн Командлал
1993-presents

Mongolian People's Army Air Force
Монголын Ардын Армийн Нисэх Хүчин

1925–1992
 Montenegro Montenegrin Air Force
Vazdušne snage Crne Gore
2006

former insignia

2006-2018
 Morocco Royal Moroccan Air Forceⴰⴷⵡⴰⵙ ⴰⴳⴻⵍⴷⴰⵏ ⴰⵎⴻⵔⵔⵓⴽⴰⵏ ⵓⵊⴻⵏⵏⴰ
القوة الجوية الملكية المغربية
Al-quwwa al-jawwiya al-malikiyya al-maghribiyya
(Force Aérienne Royale Marocaine)
1961

Sherifan Royal Aviation
Aviation Royale Chérifienne

1956–1961
Royal Moroccan Navy, Aviation
Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie 1962
 Mozambique Mozambique Air Force
Força Aérea de Moçambique
c.1976/77?

People's Liberation Air Force of Mozambique
Força Populare Aérea de Libertação de Moçambique

1975–c.1976/77?
 Myanmar
(formerly Burma)
Myanmar Air Force
Tatmdaw Lei
1989

Burmese Air Force

1947-1989

N

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Namibia
(formerly South West Africa)
Namibian Air Force 2005

Namibia Defence Force Air Wing

1994–2005

South West African Territorial Force, Air Wing

1980–1989
 NATO Allied Air Command 2013
   Nepal Nepalese Army Air Service c.2008

Royal Nepal Army Air Wing

1979–c.2007

Royal Nepal Army Air Service

1965–1979
 Netherlands Royal Netherlands Air Force
Koninklijke Luchtmacht
1953

Free Dutch Air Force

1940–1945

Army Aviation Brigade
Luchtvaartbrigade

1939–1940

former insignia

1921–1940

Army Aviation Group
Luchtvaartafdeling

1913–1939
Dutch Naval Aviation Service
Marineluchtvaartdienst
1917

former insignia

1942–c.1945

former insignia

1939–1942

former insignia

1921–1940

former insignia

1917–1921
Netherlands Coastguard
Royal Netherlands Navy
Netherlands Dutch Caribbean Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard
Royal Netherlands Navy
 New Zealand Royal New Zealand Air Force
Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa
1937

 

former insignia

1943–1946

former insignia

1939–1945

New Zealand Territorial Air Force

1930–1957

New Zealand Permanent Air Force

1923–1934

New Zealand Army Flying Corps

1913–1923
 Nicaragua Nicaraguan Army Air Force
Fuerza Aérea – Ejército de Nicaragua
1996

Sandinista Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Sandinista

1979–1996

Air Force of Nicaragua
Fuerza Aérea de Nicaragua

c.1950–1979

former insignia (fuselage)

1962–1979

Guard Air Force of Nicaragua
Fuerza Aérea Guardia de Nicaragua

c.1947–c.1950

former insignia (wings)

1938-1962

Air Force of the National Guard
Fuerza Aérea de la Guardia Nacional

1938–c.1947

Air Corps of the National Guard
Cuerpo de Aviación de la Guardia Nacional

1936–1938

Military Aviation Corps
Cuerpo Militar de Aviación

1926–1936

National Guard
Guardia Nacional

1920–1926
 Niger National Squadron of Niger
Escadrille Nationale du Niger
2003

Niger Air Force
Force Aérienne du Niger

1961–2003?
 Nigeria Nigerian Air Force 1964

insignia variant

Nigerian Navy, Air Arm 1985
 Norway Royal Norwegian Air Force
Luftforsvaret
1944

Free Norwegian Air Force

1940-1944

Norwegian Army Air Service
Hærens Flyvevesen

1914–1944

Royal Norwegian Navy Air Service
Marinens Flyvevesen

1912–1944

O

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Oman
(formerly Muscat and Oman)
Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO)[48]
Al Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Sultanya al-Omanya
1990

Sultan of Oman's Air Force (SOAF)

1959–1990

P

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Pakistan Pakistan Air Force
پاک فضائيہ
1956

Royal Pakistan Air Force

1947–1956
Pakistan Army Aviation Corps 1958
Pakistan Naval Air Arm 1971
 Panama Panamanian National Aeronaval Service
Panama Servicio Aéreo Nacional
1989

Panamaian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Panama

1969-1989
 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Air Wing 1990s

Papua New Guinea Defence Force, Air Transport Wing

1975-1990s
 Paraguay Paraguayan Air Force
Fuerza Aérea Paraguaya
1946

Paraguaryan Army Aviation Corps

1920s–1940s
Paraguayan Naval Aviation
Aviación Naval Paraguaya[49][50]
1980
 Peru Peruvian Air Force
Fuerza Aérea del Perú
1950

Peruvian Aeronautical Corps
Cuerpo Aeronáutico del Perú

1936–1950

Peruvian Aviation Corps
Cuerpo de Aviación del Perú

1929–1936
Peruvian Naval Aviation
Fuerza Aviación Naval
1980

Aeronaval Service
Servicio Aeronaval

1963–1980
Peruvian Army, Aviation
Aviación del Ejército
1977

Army Light Aviation Group
Grupo de Aviación Ligera del Ejército

1973–1977
Peruvian Coast Guard
Peruvian Navy
 Philippines Philippine Air Force
ᜑᜒᜃ᜔ᜊᜒᜅ᜔ ᜑᜒᜋ᜔ᜉᜉᜏᜒᜇ᜔ ᜈᜅ᜔ ᜉᜒᜎᜒᜉᜒᜈᜐ᜔
Hukbong Himpapawid ng Pilipinas
1947

Philippine Army Air Corps

1936–1947

Philippine Constabulary Air Corps

1935–1936

Philippine National Guard Aviation

1917–1935
Philippine Navy Naval Air Wing 2019

Philippine Navy Naval Air Group

1975–2019
Philippine Army Aviation Regiment 2019

Philippine Army Aviation Battalion

1980–2019
Philippine Coast Guard Aviation Force 1998

Philippine Coast Guard racing stripe

Philippine National Police Special Action Force Air Unit
 Poland Polish Air Force
Siły Powietrzne Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej
2004

Air and Air Defence Forces
Wojska Lotnicze i Obrony Powietrznej

1993–2004

 

1990–1993

Air Force
Wojska Lotnicze

1962-1990

Air Defence Force of Country
Wojska Obrony Powietrznej Kraju

1962–1990

Air and Air Defence Forces of Country
Wojska Lotnicze i Obrony Przeciwlotniczej Obszaru Kraju

1954–1962

Air Force
Wojska Lotnicze

1947–1954

Air Force of the Polish Army
Lotnictwo Wojska Polskiego

1945–1947

Air Force of the Polish Army
Lotnictwo Wojska Polskiego

1943-1945

Polish Air Forces in France and Great Britain
Polish Armed Forces in the West

1939-1946

Air Force
Wojska Lotnicze

1918–1939

I Polish Corps in Russia Aviation
Russian Army (1917)

1917-1918
Polish Army Aviation
Lotnictwo Wojsk Lądowych
1994
Polish Naval Aviation
Lotnictwo Marynarki Wojennej
1947
Polish Border Guards - Paramilitary border guard service of Poland. 1990
 Portugal Portuguese Air Force
Força Aérea Portuguesa
1952

Military Aeronautics Arm
Arma da Aeronáutica Militar

1924-1952

 

1918-1924

Military Aeronautical Service
Serviço Aeronáutico Militar

1914-1918

Balloon Company
Companhia de Aerosteiros

1911-1914
Portuguese Naval Aviation
Esquadrilha de Helicópteros da Marinha
1993

Aeronaval Forces
Forças Aeronavais

1952-1957

Navy Air Forces
Forças Aéreas da Armada

1931-1952

Naval Aeronautics Service
Serviço da Aeronáutica Naval

1918-1931

Navy Aviation Service
Serviço de Aviação da Armada

1917-1918
Portuguese Army Light Aviation Unit
Unidade de Aviacão Ligeira do Exército
2000-2015

Q

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Qatar Qatar Emiri Air Force 1974

Qatar Public Security Forces Air Wing

1968-1974

R

Country Current Service
Indigenous name
Former Established
 Romania Romanian Air Force
Forțele Aeriene Române
1989

 

1985-1989

Air Force of the Socialist Republic of Romania
Forțele Aeriene ale Republicii Socialiste România

1965-1985

Forțele Aeriene ale Republicii Populare Române

1964-1965

Forțele Aeriene ale Republicii Populare Romîne

1954-1964

Air Force of the People's Republic of Romania
Forțele Aeriene ale Republicii Populare Române

1949-1954

 

1944-1949

Romanian Royal Aeronautics
Aeronautica Regală Română

1941-1944

 

1924-1941

Romanian Air Corps
Corpul de Aviație

1915-1924

Romanian Military Aeronautics Service
Serviciul de Aeronautică Militară

1913-1915

Military Aerostation[51]
Aerostația Militară

1893-1913
Romanian Naval Aviation 2006

 

1949-1960

Seaplane Flotilla
Flotila de Hidroaviație

1930-1949

 

1941-1944

Maritime Air Corps[52]
Corpul de Aviație Maritimă

1920-1930
 Russia Russian Air Force[53][failed verification]
Военно-воздушные cилы России
Voyenno-Vozdushnye Sily Rossii
2010

Russian Air Defence Force

1991-2008

Soviet Air Defence Force

1948-1991

Soviet Air Forces
Военно-воздушные силы
Voenno-Vozdushnye Sily

1918-1991

 

1922–1943

Imperial Russian Air Service
Императорский военно-воздушный флот
Pre-reform Russian:Императорскій военно-воздушный флотъ

1910-1917
Russian Naval Aviation
Авиация Военно-Морского Флота
Aviatsiya Voyenno-Morskogo Flota
2010

 

1991-2010

Soviet Naval Aviation

1918-1991

 

1922–1943
Russian Army Aviation 1992-2010s

Soviet Army Aviation