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    Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by PaulR on Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:54 am

    Do any of you know what this rank is? I know that the badge is for the Popular Army, but I have never seen a green stripe on a shoulder slide before.





    What are your thoughts?

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by PaulR on Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:18 pm

    No one knows? These must be VERY rare.
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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by ladrang on Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:26 pm

    It should be rare or not?? I have no idea

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by PaulR on Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:28 pm

    I am just trying to get an idea as to what it is. There just is nothing that I can find on line about what it could be.
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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by ladrang on Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:29 pm

    Hi I know, it s not easy to find informations about this kind of badge, good luck

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by Iraqi Militaria on Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:12 am

    Some of the information I found out about the Insignia is that it was worn by District Commanders. The District Commanders were in charge of the districts of their areas which were over seen by the Sector Commander that controlled up to 10 bases in their sector.

    Knowing that they were civil volunteers they still wore uniforms, and protected the Ba'ath from the Regular Army. The Ba'ath Republic took what Abd al Karim Qasim did to the king of Iraq in the 14 July Revolution. The Free Officers and the military rose up against the kingdom to start a new Republic so the Popular Army was established to prevent this action taking place again.

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by Iraqi Militaria on Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:14 am

    Iraqi Militaria wrote:Some of the information I found out about the Insignia is that it was worn by District Commanders. The District Commanders were in charge of the districts of their areas which were over seen by the Sector Commander that controlled up to 10 bases in their sector.

    Knowing that they were civil volunteers they still wore uniforms, and protected the Ba'ath from the Regular Army. The Ba'ath Republic took what Abd al Karim Qasim did to the king of Iraq in the 14 July Revolution. The Free Officers and the military rose up against the kingdom to start a new Republic so the Popular Army was established to prevent this action taking place again.

    Thank you

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    I read that in 1997 the Ba'ath Government Joint Committee were tasked to up the ranks of the Popular Army to one million. They took school teachers and students and one member of each house hold to join the Popular Army. Ages were from 18-65 which were required to have 2-3 hours of weapons training for approximately 40 days.

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by Iraqi Militaria on Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:16 am

    Popular Army Civil Section Comanders Rank set, I am very interested in it. If you would like to part with it I am willing to pay what you ask. This is strange to say becuse I was the one who sold them to you...

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by PaulR on Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:25 am

    Wow!! Thanks Lorenzo.

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by PaulR on Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:27 pm

    I just found this other...

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by PathfinderMilitaria on Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:56 am

    Nice. I have a uniform they would look nice on...lol
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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by ScottG on Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:29 am

    I think these are humped up fabrications of a certain IMI Militaria dealer... Pretty sure you know who I mean. Scott

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by PaulR on Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:45 am

    Thanks guys.

    Scott,

    I know what you mean, but these are not them. The ones you are talking about have a different ribbon stripe material. I have been seeing a lot of those on Ebay. This one(and the one above from several years ago) is different construction and material composition than those seen by that faker.

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by ScottG on Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:53 am

    Paul. sorry for the delayed response but after challenging these on the other forum we now have some pics of the boards in use by the Popular Army. The problem is, it appears that the badge isa fabrication... Someone did post one pic that could show that badge but its not clear. My take is simple, the badge is and always will be a Popular Army cap badge, and the boards will be Popular Army boards, together they are probably some fabrication. Hope this helps, Scott.

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi Shoulder rank

    Post by PaulR on Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:32 pm

    Every little bit helps! Thanks Scott. :-)

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