Before the VRC-40 switched to 5 detachements, they had DET ALPHA, BRAVO, CHARLIE and DELTA. 

Different DET Patches

       
VRC-40 DET DELTA        
Brent Nelson Collection        

 

YEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER C-2A BuNo (Modex/Side Number) OPERATION SQUADRON
1989     NORTHSTAR 89 VRC-40 DET ALPHA
1989        VRC-40 DET BRAVO
1989 USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) 162142 (47) / 162169 NS Roosevelt Roads  VRC-40 DET CHARLIE
1990 USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) 162168 (46) Dessert Storm VRC-40 DET DELTA
1990     Dessert Storm
Hurgada, Egypt
VRC-40 DET CHARLIE

 

BuNo 162142 of the VRC-40 DET CHARLIE onboard the USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) during operations NS Roosevelt Roads in 1989. Joe Cupido Photo, Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

 

 

BuNo 162142 of the VRC-40 DET CHARLIE onboard the USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) in 1989. Still have the old Fortune VRC-40 insignia. Joe Cupido Photo, Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

 

 BuNo 162142 of the VRC-40 DET CHARLIE onboard the USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) during operations NS Roosevelt Roads in 1989. Since September of the year 1989 the senior command is Commander, CAEWW-12 located at Naval Air Station, Norfolk. Before it was the CTSW-1. Joe Cupido Photo, Boerries Burkhardt Collection. 

 

Remarks:

VRC-40 DET DELTA was operating with C-2A (46) during Dessert Storm, based out of Bahrain. Exact year unknown.