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The Portuguese army flag is red with a golden lion holding a sword (well,
I only say this because I’ve seen it in an air show, in the section of army
João Madureira, 02 May 1998
This was some time ago, in "Estoril Air Show 97", held in the Aeródromo
Municipal de Cascais (Municipal Airport of Cascais) at Tires, from 12 to
14 of September 1997. In the day I visited the show (I don’t remember in which
day), there was a demonstration of the army (not air force) parashooters.
First, there came some parashooters with smoke on their feet, then a parashooter
with the flag I described, and finally, one with the national flag. The flag
was red with a golden lion rampant holding a sword (also golden but with the
blade in argent). This probably isn’t of the air force because the parachooters
were from the army, and the emblem of the air
force is different.
João Madureira, 04 May 1998
First guidon (guião) of this battalion (no dates mentioned, but the
battalion came to existence in 1922), the Hunter Parachutist Battalion. The
motto "QUE NUNCA POR VENCIDOS SE CONHEÇAM" means "May
they never be known as loosers".
João Madureira, 08 Jun 1998