Unknown ANA rank insignia?

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    Unknown ANA rank insignia?

    Post by aussie digger on Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:57 am

    Hi All,

    Just wondering if anyone is able to identify this ANA rank insignia?

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    Re: Unknown ANA rank insignia?

    Post by nkomo on Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:48 pm

    I have looked and am coming up without a clue on this one. Very odd.
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    Re: Unknown ANA rank insignia?

    Post by aussie digger on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:06 pm

    Thanks Arch,

    Im struggling myself, I traded it because id never seen one before but there wasnt a terp around to ask what its actualy for!

    Thanks for looking for me.

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    Re: Unknown ANA rank insignia?

    Post by HoovieDude on Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:48 am

    I'll check at work tomorrow to see what I can come up with. Reminds me of a staff badge for a Brigade level unit with the X.
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    Re: Unknown ANA rank insignia?

    Post by zvez on Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:55 pm

    My guess is major(just a guess), at least going by UK type rank structure, ie this wreath in place of a crown.

    http://tridentmilitary.com/World-Militaria/afghanistan.html
    Trident lists some rank on their website.

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    Re: Unknown ANA rank insignia?

    Post by P-E on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:46 pm

    I'm not sure, but for me it's not Afghan Army...I think it's an european badge...I already saw this insignia before, but can't remember where...


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    Re: Unknown ANA rank insignia?

    Post by aussie digger on Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:38 am

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the help. Im not sure on the major idea, a major (jagran) should have 1 star and crossed swords. And with this patch it is definetly Afghan made and i traded it straight off the chest of an Afhan soldier but i suppose he could have traded it off some other coalition force, stranger things have happened!
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    "rank" patch

    Post by reaperm120 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:33 pm

    Definitely not an Afghan rank. ANA troops are almost as bad as local national terps in wearing whatever they feel like on their tunics. I read the riot act to one who decided to wear a Ranger tab because the guy he translated for had one. They have a tendency to wear bits and pieces similar to what non Afghan troops around them are wearing.. even stuff from units several rotations prior.
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    Post by reaperm120 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:35 pm

    I seem to recall that patch as well and think I may have brought some back with me. Believe it to be Afghan, just not a rank
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    Re: Unknown ANA rank insignia?

    Post by zvez on Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:33 pm

    wonder if it's an army tradesman's badge perhaps for an armorer?? Just a thought

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