Afghan National Army Commando Patches

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    Post by airborne1968 on Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:35 pm

    Afghan National Army Commandos of the 207th Corps provide security for an incoming helicopter while conducting an operation in support of the security and stability of Afghanistan in Gulistan district, Farah province, on April 12. (Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan photo by Spc. Joseph A. Wilson). The image is from 2009.  Note the green bandana used  on the commando patch. Tom

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    Post by msmith275 on Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:35 am

    airborne1968 wrote:Afghan National Army Commandos of the 207th Corps provide security for an incoming helicopter while conducting an operation in support of the security and stability of Afghanistan in Gulistan district, Farah province, on April 12. (Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan photo by Spc. Joseph A. Wilson). The image is from 2009.  Note the green bandana used  on the commando patch. Tom

    Hi Tom!  You are talking about the bandana on the skull on the red skull & bones patch correct? Dumb question I know, but just want to make sure I'm not missing something!  Thanks, Mark
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    Post by airborne1968 on Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:38 am

    That is correct.
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    Post by Massimo72 on Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:53 am

    Great thread! So many variants.

    thank you all for sharing all these patches. Now I'm off searching for one
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    Post by msmith275 on Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:59 am

    Mercenary25 wrote:Afghan National Army Commando Patches - Page 7 F910e410
    U.S. Special Forces soldiers, attached to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan, prepare to enter and clear a room while conducting a close-quarter battle drill at a shoot house, Kabul province, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2014. USSF use these drills to maintain and improve skills during joint operations with Afghan forces. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Connor Mendez/Released)

    I have never seen this type of patch before. Shape and tabs are same but interior design is slightly different. Any idea?

    Jeez, I was just looking through some Camp Morehead sew shop photos I have and Dope!

    For the first time I saw this patch on the wall!  This photo is from 2012 - so the patch at least was around since then. Unfortunately, this variant did not get from the wall, into one of my buddies hands, and across the ocean to me.  Sigh....

    I apologize for the photo quality - I tried sharpening it up but it was just a bad photo. I think that's why I overlooked the patch for so long.  The hunt continues. Mark

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    Post by PathfinderMilitaria on Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:28 pm

    Some nice commando patches on this thread. I have that Pirate patch in post #185. is it the Afghanistan Radio patch Velcro backed? im sorry to change the subject but Id like to know more on that patch. some people know I have it and they are begging me to get it.
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    Post by airborne1968 on Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:42 am

    I've seen this patch around for years but never on a uniform.  However, my 3rd group friend had showed me this pic of an ANA soldier wearing it with a tab in 2004.  Not sure what the tab states. Tom
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    Post by Nkomo on Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:15 pm

    Some Afghan Partnering Unit (APU) items.

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    Post by msmith275 on Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:36 pm

    Wow, that APU Jacket patch is definitely unusual! Not too often you see a Tier 1 unit making target patches for their backs! I think the APU patch at the bottom is very interesting. That's a variant I have not seen before! Cool!
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    Post by Nkomo on Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:13 pm

    The large patch is actually on the front of a t-shirt. I was wanting to take it out of the plastic bag, but would have had to rip the package and didn't want to have to do that.

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