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    Some Afghanistan Flag Patches

    Post by kriegsmodell on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:25 pm

    Starting this thread for members to show their Afghanistan shoulder sleeve type flag patches. I'll get things started with a couple. Here is a nice quality standard version:




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    Re: Some Afghanistan Flag Patches

    Post by kriegsmodell on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:10 pm

    Here is a locally produced shoulder sleeve flag insignia in the Afghanistan national colors. Three strips of nylon material sewn together together and backed with black velcro. An interesting variation.





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    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.
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    Re: Some Afghanistan Flag Patches

    Post by aussie digger on Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:29 am

    Afghan national army issued flag


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    Re: Some Afghanistan Flag Patches

    Post by Nkomo on Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:07 am

    Here are a few of my Afghan flag patches as well.


    These two variations are velcro backed. The yellow bordered version is the most commonly seen being worn by ANA Soldiers.


    This is a sew on flag that is commonly seen on ANP uniforms.


    Sew on variation with black thread on the bottom of the wreath. This patch is attached to an Afghan Customs Officers uniform.
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    Re: Some Afghanistan Flag Patches

    Post by kriegsmodell on Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:38 pm

    Good stuff guys!


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    "I looked up at the bunker in front of me and saw a khaki-uniformed NVA with a pith helmet, chest web gear, green Bata boots and an AK, Type 56, and no other identifying insignia. Then I shot him." -- Sergeant Tony "Fast Eddie" Anderson, RT Kansas, TF1AE, 1971

    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.
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    Re: Some Afghanistan Flag Patches

    Post by kriegsmodell on Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:30 pm

    Here is another variation. An Afghanistan National Police type very similar to Arch's (above) except note the small black detail highlights throughout the center national symbol.





    The flag patch has been sewn on as has the ANP patch below. Both of these patches were obtained in Kandahar City.






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    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.
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    Re: Some Afghanistan Flag Patches

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:45 am

    Cool Patches guys.Here's one of mine I'm not too sure whether it's Military or Police issue though ???



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    Re: Some Afghanistan Flag Patches

    Post by Nkomo on Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:25 pm

    Gsry,
    Just a guess....but I think it may be for a hat. I have a small ANA Commando insignia and they were meant to be worn on a tactical hat with velcro. I think this may be what you have here.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:08 pm

    nkomo wrote:Gsry,
    Just a guess....but I think it may be for a hat. I have a small ANA Commando insignia and they were meant to be worn on a tactical hat with velcro. I think this may be what you have here.


    Thanks Arch, that is very interesting, I thought it was very small for a patch that would be attached to a Jacket sleeve ( assuming that would be where the patch would go).

    I would not have guessed it was for a hat, but to be fair Afghan kit, is a complete mystery to me.

    I would be keen to see an example of one of these tactical hats, I 'm guessing it would be like the US baseball caps with various velcro attachments.

    I do find it ironic I only have two Afghan pieces in my collection, one a hat ,and this patch...just not the right kind of hat Laughing


    Thanks for your input and idea, it's great to have your assistance on these matters.

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    Re: Some Afghanistan Flag Patches

    Post by JYN on Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:04 pm

    Gary,

    I found this picture dated June 2011 on MOD' site with this caption

    Royal Marine shoulder flash and badges. Royal Marine Commandos with M Company, 42 Commando, lead a clearance mission in northern Nad'Ali District, Helmand province, during Operation Zamrod Olai recently. The operation involved a helicopter borne insertion of Commandos into an area that had previously seen very little coalition and Afghan security forces presence in order to disrupt insurgent operations and engage with locals.




    Not to clear but on velcro plate at the top of the shoulder



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    Post by Nkomo on Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:19 pm

    And there you go, Gary. Great work, JYN!!!
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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:59 pm

    Thanks J-Y..good detective work!!


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    Re: Some Afghanistan Flag Patches

    Post by Nkomo on Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:17 am

    Gary,
    I found the picture of the Afghan tactical hat. As you can see, the hat has a small version of the ANA Commando insignia. Hence, why I thought your flag may have been for something like this. Still could be as well. There is no standardization with the Afghans and patch placement. Laughing


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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:35 pm

    nkomo wrote:Gary,
    I found the picture of the Afghan tactical hat. As you can see, the hat has a small version of the ANA Commando insignia. Hence, why I thought your flag may have been for something like this. Still could be as well. There is no standardization with the Afghans and patch placement. Laughing




    Thank you very much Arch, that's a great ref pic of the Cap, very interesting uniform too!!


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    Re: Some Afghanistan Flag Patches

    Post by Nkomo on Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:39 pm

    Not a problem, Gary. The ANA soldier is wearing the modified woodland uniform that is so popular with the ANA Commandos.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:29 pm

    nkomo wrote: Not a problem, Gary. The ANA soldier is wearing the modified woodland uniform that is so popular with the ANA Commandos.


    Thanks again Arch,I like the look of this modified Jacket a lot.


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