Responsibility for Finland's air defense and air operations is with the Air Force. The Finnish Air Force was founded on 6 March 1918. The Finnish Air Command swastika emblem dated back to March 1918, when the Finnish Air Force was created. Finland's air force quietly ditches infamous SWASTIKA symbol from its command insignia. The swastika was introduced to the Finnish military in 1918, before the rise of the Nazi party in Germany. An official logo for Finland’s Air Force that prominently featured a swastika is no more. … Finland's Air Force Command has discreetly dropped a swastika logo from its unit emblem — after a century — and replaced it with a neutral insignia featuring a golden eagle. The change, made to avoid false and uncomfortable associations with Nazi Germany’s notorious logo, took place in January 2017 but wasn’t announced publicly by the Nordic nation's military at the time. Finland's air force has finally removed a swastika from its 1918 design. FILE - In this file photo dated May 5, 2011, a Finnish Air Force Hawk aircraft in flight. The Finnish air force soon after adopted the symbol — a blue swastika on a white background — and used it as the national insignia on all its planes from 1918 until 1945. As its secondary mission, the service supports other authorities and participates in crisis management. Finland has changed the general staff ID and logo of its Air Force Command without making an announcement of the new logo. Finland's Air Force Command has discreetly dropped its swastika logo as … Adam Oliver Smith - HT. The Finnish Air Force's updated logo, now visible on its official Twitter account, now features a golden eagle symbol that has also been in use in the Air Force since 1945. Finland declared its independence from Russia a … The air force had used the symbol ever since it was founded … Finland's Air Force Command has discreetly dropped its swastika logo as unit emblem — after a century — and replaced it with a neutral insignia featuring a … The Finnish Air Force (FAF or FiAF) (Finnish: Ilmavoimat ("Air Forces"), Swedish: Flygvapnet) ("Air Weapon") is one of the branches of the Finnish Defence Forces.Its peacetime tasks are airspace surveillance, identification flights, and production of readiness formations for wartime conditions. Better late than never. The Scandinavian country’s military branch, which had been using the symbol decades before it became linked to Nazi Germany that ravaged Europe during World War II, has quietly changed a unit emblem to now showcase a golden eagle surrounded by a circle of wings.