Finland's Air Force Quietly Drops Swastika Symbol...
Its roots go back many thousands of years...
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July 2, 2020 - by Claudia Allen for bbc.com
It was long a rather surprising choice of imagery for Finland's Air Force Command - a swastika and pair of wings.
The symbol will always be intrinsically linked with Nazi Germany and its crimes, even though its roots go back many thousands of years.
But now it has been confirmed the Air Force Command has quietly stopped using this unit emblem.
The change was first observed by University of Helsinki academic Teivo Teivainen.
He had previously questioned whether the continued use of the symbol was helpful for the Finnish armed forces.
Finland's air force has been using a swastika ever since it was founded in 1918,...
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