Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: in the upper part five smoke ejecting combat aircrafts of the type Northrop F-5E Tiger II, in arrow formation right up flying, are depicted. At the bottom - the legend “PATROUILLE + SUISSE”, on the top on the left - the years “1964 – 2014” and on the right of them in small letters - the artist’s name “Angelo Boog”. Reverse: parallel to the edge - the legend “CONFOEDERATIO HELVETICA 2014” steplike displaced in two lines; above of the centre - the Swiss cross and at the bottom in three lines: “20 / B / FR”.
A brief annotation
For the last 50 years, the red and white aircrafts of the Patrouille Suisse have been thrilling a wide audience in Switzerland and abroad with their displays at military and civil aviation events. Our Air Force’s aerobatic squadron has become a hallmark for Switzerland and its proverbial precision. It showcases not only our armed forces, but our country as a whole. Since 1978, the aerobatic team has consisted of six aircrafts. In 1994, the Hunter was replaced by the faster and more manoeuvrable F-5E Tiger II with built-in smoke generators that helped to boost the dramatic effect.