U.S. Navy Transport Squadron Designations and Abbreviations



Acronym Full Squadron Designation General Timeframe
VR Transport Squadron, Air Transport Squadron, or Fleet Logistic Air Squadron 1942 - 1958
VR Fleet Tactical Support Squadron 1958 - 1976
VR Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1976 - present
VRC or VR(C) Fleet Tactical Support Squadron * 1960 - 1976
VRC Fleet Logistics Support Squadron* 1976 - present
VRE Air Transport Evacuation Squadron 1945
VRF Transport Ferry and Service Squadron 1943 - 1946
VRF Aircraft Ferry Transport Squadron or Air Ferry Squadron 1943 - 1948
VRF or VR(F) Aircraft Ferry Squadron 1957 - 1986
VRJ Utility Transport Squadron 1945 - 1946
VRS Air Ferry Service Squadron or Ferry Command Service Squadron 1943 - 1946
VRU Transport Utility Squadron 1946 - 1948

* Denotes where VRC-50 fits into the system of squadron designations.
Source of information: adapted from the Naval Historical Center & Aviation Historical Data.