"Airborne" patches of Iraqi Army

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    Mercenary25
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    "Airborne" patches of Iraqi Army

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:05 pm

    I'm not sure what exact is this unit but seems like a very common patches. Many of Iraqi soldiers worn the Airborne related patches just because of "status" they carry. One guy quoted "that having these guys jump from a plane would be like herding squirrels."

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    Re: "Airborne" patches of Iraqi Army

    Post by zvez on Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:18 am

    These are universally called "special forces" patches. This design has been in use since Hussein era. You'll see these patches worn by army and police. Same goes for the wings. Especially in 2003-2004 EVERYONE had these on their uniform, it's doubtful if any of them are airborne qualified. BUT I think allowing everyone to wear these helps to perhaps build up a bit of esprit de corps.

    Here's a pic posted by Ian on the Iraq military forum. Link to forum is below my sig. Also some pics of various construction of these patches.



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