Ground crew working on one of F19s Gladiators (J8A)F19 Virtual Squadron, now a part of SvAF (Swedish Virtual Airforce) consists of a couple of flightsim-enthusiasts, regularly playing the excellent flightsim "Il-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles" with all additions ,"IL2 Cliffs of Dover" and more recently "IL2 Battle of Stalingrad". 
We have been around as a group since 2003.

We, as many other virtual squadrons found on the net, decided to build our unit based on a real squadron from WWII. As the initative for this squadron came from Sweden, it was only natural that we built it on the Swedish Volunteer Unit "F19", a squadron consisting of volunteers who fought for the Finnish cause during the Winter War 1939-1940.