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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by JYN on Fri May 20, 2011 6:05 pm

    Found this close up photograph of the Special Forces Patch worns by Brig. Gen. Dadan Lawang
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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by JYN on Sun May 22, 2011 5:16 am

    New pics from ANA Special Forces patch.


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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Beppe_goodoldrebel on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:16 am

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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Nkomo on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:18 am

    A picture of the red skull patch being worn in the field by an ANA Commando.

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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Nkomo on Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:24 am

    Small ANA Commando patch being worn on tactical ballcap.

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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by ladrang on Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:27 pm

    Hi guys, it's my 1st Afghan Commando patch, feel free and post your comments

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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Nkomo on Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:18 am

    I see nothing wrong with your patch. There are many different variations of this patch. Nice addition to your collection!
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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by ladrang on Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:34 am

    nkomo wrote: I see nothing wrong with your patch. There are many different variations of this patch. Nice addition to your collection!

    Hi thanks for your comments, I will start a little collection of afghan patches Wink
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    Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Nkomo on Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:37 am

    Afghan National Army Commando patches. All these patches are velcro backed. Top to bottom and left to right:

    Top row: Afghan Commando Parachutists patch (SF? Free-Fall?), ANA Commando small patch for wear on cap or equipment, ANA Commando patch (black and white variation with full color Afghan flag) for wear on equipment, ANA Commando patch (black and white variation), ANA Commando patch with 7th Commando title (rectangular patch with winged creature).

    2nd row: ANA Commando patch with unattached Commando title, ANA Commando patch variation, ANA Commando Airborne sleeve title (possible 7th Commandos), Unknown ANA Commando Eagle patch, Unknown ANA Commando Airborne skull patch,

    3rd row: ANA Commando sleeve title.


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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by aussie digger on Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:55 am

    Wow that has to be the most legit ANA commando badges iv seen in one place!
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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:06 am

    Arch, how did I missed it? You have a great collection of ANA Commando patches!
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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Nkomo on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:55 am

    Thanks, Merc! I have missed several rare ANA patches over the years due to money issues or being outbid on Ebay. Right now, these patches are still pretty reasonable though. Finding the uniforms to display them on is another issue entirely.
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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by aussie digger on Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:35 am

    Hi All,

    Well i figured this could be a good place to discuss the variations of the ANA commando insignia with any history if possible.

    First up is a full colour insignia with commando tab.

    This patch was purchased by myself from a local tailor in Tarin Kowt, in Uruzgan province.





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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by aussie digger on Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:37 am

    Subdued insignia with commando tab on a tan canvas type material, uncertain where this patch came from.



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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by aussie digger on Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:41 am

    Another subdued insignia with commando tab this time in grey, again uncertain as to where this one came from.



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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by aussie digger on Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:45 am

    Grey subdued insignia with both commando and special forces tabs, this was aquired along with the next two by a US serviceman around Bagram.



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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by aussie digger on Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:48 am

    "subdued" maroon insignia from the same source around Bagram.



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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by aussie digger on Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:52 am

    Full colour insignia with commando and special forces tab again from around bagram.



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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by aussie digger on Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:54 am

    And here they are all together for size referance. If you have any other variations feel free to post them or send them to me, im always looking for more!

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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:42 am

    Yep, it's my turn to own some of those patches! I was fortunate that the seller was willing to trade with me.

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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by ladrang on Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:24 am

    Very cool collection, merc, thanks for sharing them Wink
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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Nkomo on Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:18 pm

    GREAT pieces, Merc!
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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by kriegsmodell on Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:52 am

    Mercenary25 wrote:Yep, it's my turn to own some of those patches! I was fortunate that the seller was willing to trade with me.


    Just fyi - 20th SFG(A) was assigned to Special Operations Task Force-East. For those of us that collect SF, SOF, and/or ODA insignia this patch could be referenced to 20th Group.

    And oh yeah, great patches my friend!




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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Mercenary25 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:58 am

    Good to know, Lance!

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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by sindre bp on Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:27 am

    HEY HOW CAN I GET PATCHES FROM ISAF?
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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Nkomo on Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:20 am

    I would try Ebay. If you search through the militaria section, you should find some there. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by JKin on Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:22 pm

    bond007a1 wrote:Here are a photo I came across on the internet today Jan 18th 2010, showing the patch on both Afghans

    Just thought Id point out, the guy closet to the camera is a SF soldier, not an Afghan.
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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by aussie digger on Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:18 am

    A couple more patches. Im pretty certain the Afghan patch shops are producing these more for coalition troops to buy than for ANA commandos!

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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by Mercenary25 on Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:01 pm

    I like the OD green variety! Any idea if those were worn?
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    Re: Afghan National Army Commando Patches

    Post by aussie digger on Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:11 pm

    I havnt found any myself as yet. Had to get them still or with my luck id knock them back then have a series of photos show up!

    Iv actually found very few pictures of single piece subdued patches. Heres the closest iv seen so far, either tan or faded OD but 2 pieces and embroidered in light colours.

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