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Air Force squadron flag image by Miles Li, 17 October 2007
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Air Force Squadron

This is the Finnish Air Force squadron flag. The badge of the squadron would appear on the canton.

This flag is still in use today; unit insignias were not affected by the 1944 Allied directive which saw the discarding of most swastika symbols by the Finnish Air Force.
Miles Li, 2 September 2006

The Finnish Air Force squadron flag was approved on November 8, 1957, more than a decade after the end of World War II.
Miles Li, 17 August 2007

The swastika of the Finnish Air Force was adopted when Swedish Count Eric von Rosen donated the first aeroplane to the Finnish government, adorned with his personal good luck symbol blue swastika.

Source: Wikipedia: Eric von Rosen
Jussi Hattara, 21 August 2007

The design appears in pre-World War II flag books and roundel charts, so the 1957 adoption restored the old design that pre-dated Hitler's rise to power. It took a decade for resentment to die, I suspect, before they could go back to their traditional emblem.
Bill Dunning, 17 April 2007

Air Fighter squadron #37

[Editor's note: Together with the below information, a photo was presented, showing a square white flag with a stylized red bird or airplane on it and the following text surrounding this image:
  LLv 26
  VII 37
Since the ad is not around anymore and the photo is certainly copyrighted, FOTW cannot present the picture.]

According to an eBay ad, they flew Italian airplanes against the Russians.

WW2 Finnish Fighter squadron flag, #37, fought Russians.

William Garrison, 18 September 2009