Unknown Iraqi SSI - Help Needed

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    Unknown Iraqi SSI - Help Needed

    Post by kriegsmodell on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:02 pm

    Looking for help with the identification for this patch. A very similar patch is shown in this forum thread but it is not identified:

    http://oefoif.forumotion.net/t1235-post-hussein-iraq-army-insignia





    Although they appear otherwise identical, note the patch in the link has number 507 while the patches in the photograph above are 505. Are these perhaps regimental designations? Thanks in advance for any assistance ......



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    Re: Unknown Iraqi SSI - Help Needed

    Post by P-E on Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:55 pm

    Well, I don't have the time to check it now, but there're some ORBAT of the new Iraqi army...if you check them and see a unit with a 505 or 507 number, maybe it'll help you to identify the unit, and then your patch...that's just my opinion...

    http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Iraqi-Security-Forces-Order-of-Battle-2010-01-06076/


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    Re: Unknown Iraqi SSI - Help Needed

    Post by zvez on Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:20 pm

    Interesting, I've got four variations on the 507 patch, never seen a 505. certainly is correct construction.

    The belief is that the "507" is a holdover from the early days of the new iraq army ca. 2003 when it was called Iraq National Guard/ICDC. Believe they kept the number to establish a bit of tradition. Amazingly, after posting this on the iraq collector forum gave specific details of that unit, he'd been an advisor to them and knew the guy in the pic personally.

    This thread on iraq forum discusses and shows ICDC/ING insignia:
    http://z8.invisionfree.com/Iraq_militaria_forum/index.php?showtopic=1044



    Would you be willing to trade a 505 for the 507, I believe I've got a spare one.

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi SSI - Help Needed

    Post by zvez on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:02 pm

    Here are a couple of 507 variant patches

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    Re: Unknown Iraqi SSI - Help Needed

    Post by kriegsmodell on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:05 pm

    Chris,

    Thanks for the information. Appreciate the offer but the patches are not mine to trade. Trying to get an ident for a friend. In the event I end up with any will let you know .....


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