BDA 52 or ODA 52 patch?


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    BDA 52 or ODA 52 patch?

    Post by BM on Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:58 pm

    I have recently obtained an Iraqi made patch which my friend from Iraq called a BDA 52 patch.
    I can't find any information on BDA patches and one of the guys on the Iraq Forum thought it may be ODA 52.
    The problem is, the ODA patches have three or four numbers instead of two.
    So, is it a BDA - Bomb Disposal Agency, Bomb Disposal Assessment team or what?
    This patch was made several years ago and the embroiderer who made it moved to Switzerland when things
    were going bad in Iraq.
    Any answers???

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    Re: BDA 52 or ODA 52 patch?

    Post by Ewart on Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:13 pm

    If I remember correctly BDA was a term used in Vietnam for 'Bomb Damage Assessment.'

    Don't know if that helps at all.

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