A couple of my Iraq patches ~ SWAT and Commando ~

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    A couple of my Iraq patches ~ SWAT and Commando ~

    Post by MyZone on Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:56 pm

    Hello,

    This is not my main area of interest, but I collect em no less:





    Thought I would share ~
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    Re: A couple of my Iraq patches ~ SWAT and Commando ~

    Post by zvez on Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:28 pm

    Here's a nice writeup on 36 cdo bn.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_36th_Commando_Battalion

    and here's a thread showing pics of the patch in use and also the school patch

    http://z8.invisionfree.com/Iraq_militaria_forum/index.php?showtopic=1043&st=30

    The other ones are novelty patches and not to a specific unit. The Iraqis do wear these novelty type patches on their uniforms so they're legitimate items, they've myriads of differnt ones. Interestingly you'll see army guys wearing swat patches.

    Chris

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    Re: A couple of my Iraq patches ~ SWAT and Commando ~

    Post by HoovieDude on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:29 pm

    zvez wrote:Here's a nice writeup on 36 cdo bn.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_36th_Commando_Battalion

    and here's a thread showing pics of the patch in use and also the school patch

    http://z8.invisionfree.com/Iraq_militaria_forum/index.php?showtopic=1043&st=30

    The other ones are novelty patches and not to a specific unit. The Iraqis do wear these novelty type patches on their uniforms so they're legitimate items, they've myriads of differnt ones. Interestingly you'll see army guys wearing swat patches.

    Chris

    That wiki link is a bit off in a couple of its statements. I am always dubious of wiki for that reason. There were in fact other units that used the term "Commando" before 2006. Well before actually, and they belonged to the MOI. The 36 Commando wasn't at the Lake Thar Thar battle, that was my Police Commandos, along with some Scouts from 3-69 Armor. And it wasn't 36 Commando that "helped secure the Golden Mosque in Samarra", unless it is a different time frame the wiki refers to. Which I doubt, since it didn't come into the greater picture until it was blown. At which time, I was about a block and half away, and was literally looking directly at it, as it went up! It was my team and our Police Commandos. The ODA was right next to us in our Patrol Base, and I never saw any 36 Commando around. Just our Police Commando. As a matter of fact, that ODA would often ask to accompany us on our missions, since they were on a different mission and under different restrictions. We were a way for them to "play". They are where I had my internet from, wireless, since they had their own system and we didn't have to rely on the crappy MWR computers, all two of them.
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    Re: A couple of my Iraq patches ~ SWAT and Commando ~

    Post by zvez on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:55 pm

    Exc, info Hoovie!

    Do you have pics of the patches your commandos wore? Also pics of them in use? Always like to have ref. material.

    Chris

    HoovieDude wrote:
    zvez wrote:Here's a nice writeup on 36 cdo bn.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_36th_Commando_Battalion

    and here's a thread showing pics of the patch in use and also the school patch

    http://z8.invisionfree.com/Iraq_militaria_forum/index.php?showtopic=1043&st=30

    The other ones are novelty patches and not to a specific unit. The Iraqis do wear these novelty type patches on their uniforms so they're legitimate items, they've myriads of differnt ones. Interestingly you'll see army guys wearing swat patches.

    Chris

    That wiki link is a bit off in a couple of its statements. I am always dubious of wiki for that reason. There were in fact other units that used the term "Commando" before 2006. Well before actually, and they belonged to the MOI. The 36 Commando wasn't at the Lake Thar Thar battle, that was my Police Commandos, along with some Scouts from 3-69 Armor. And it wasn't 36 Commando that "helped secure the Golden Mosque in Samarra", unless it is a different time frame the wiki refers to. Which I doubt, since it didn't come into the greater picture until it was blown. At which time, I was about a block and half away, and was literally looking directly at it, as it went up! It was my team and our Police Commandos. The ODA was right next to us in our Patrol Base, and I never saw any 36 Commando around. Just our Police Commando. As a matter of fact, that ODA would often ask to accompany us on our missions, since they were on a different mission and under different restrictions. We were a way for them to "play". They are where I had my internet from, wireless, since they had their own system and we didn't have to rely on the crappy MWR computers, all two of them.

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    Re: A couple of my Iraq patches ~ SWAT and Commando ~

    Post by HoovieDude on Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:08 pm

    Chris, I did put some up here awhile ago. I have some of the patches here, just need to get photos taken of them.
    http://oefoif.forumotion.net/t2405-iraqi-airborne-uniform-chocholate-chip-uniform

    zvez wrote:Exc, info Hoovie!

    Do you have pics of the patches your commandos wore? Also pics of them in use? Always like to have ref. material.

    Chris

    HoovieDude wrote:
    zvez wrote:Here's a nice writeup on 36 cdo bn.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_36th_Commando_Battalion

    and here's a thread showing pics of the patch in use and also the school patch

    http://z8.invisionfree.com/Iraq_militaria_forum/index.php?showtopic=1043&st=30

    The other ones are novelty patches and not to a specific unit. The Iraqis do wear these novelty type patches on their uniforms so they're legitimate items, they've myriads of differnt ones. Interestingly you'll see army guys wearing swat patches.

    Chris

    That wiki link is a bit off in a couple of its statements. I am always dubious of wiki for that reason. There were in fact other units that used the term "Commando" before 2006. Well before actually, and they belonged to the MOI. The 36 Commando wasn't at the Lake Thar Thar battle, that was my Police Commandos, along with some Scouts from 3-69 Armor. And it wasn't 36 Commando that "helped secure the Golden Mosque in Samarra", unless it is a different time frame the wiki refers to. Which I doubt, since it didn't come into the greater picture until it was blown. At which time, I was about a block and half away, and was literally looking directly at it, as it went up! It was my team and our Police Commandos. The ODA was right next to us in our Patrol Base, and I never saw any 36 Commando around. Just our Police Commando. As a matter of fact, that ODA would often ask to accompany us on our missions, since they were on a different mission and under different restrictions. We were a way for them to "play". They are where I had my internet from, wireless, since they had their own system and we didn't have to rely on the crappy MWR computers, all two of them.
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    Re: A couple of my Iraq patches ~ SWAT and Commando ~

    Post by zvez on Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:30 am

    I'm getting old, of course I remember that thread now, and I even posted in it!
    Thanks
    Chris

    HoovieDude wrote:Chris, I did put some up here awhile ago. I have some of the patches here, just need to get photos taken of them.
    http://oefoif.forumotion.net/t2405-iraqi-airborne-uniform-chocholate-chip-uniform


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    Re: A couple of my Iraq patches ~ SWAT and Commando ~

    Post by HoovieDude on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:29 am

    zvez wrote:I'm getting old, of course I remember that thread now, and I even posted in it!
    Thanks
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    HoovieDude wrote:Chris, I did put some up here awhile ago. I have some of the patches here, just need to get photos taken of them.
    http://oefoif.forumotion.net/t2405-iraqi-airborne-uniform-chocholate-chip-uniform


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