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    Unknown Patches

    Post by skio on Sat May 24, 2014 11:26 pm

    I have a few patches that I could use an ID on or any info. A few look generic, some look familiar and some I have no clue! Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Unknown Patches

    Post by DeOpressoLiber on Sun May 25, 2014 12:41 am

    The one with thebrown gladiator helmet on the grey background is PSYOPS related. Ive seen it before but i cant find it right now.
    I love the ine with the pink templars cross on the background. Please let me know if you'd be interested in selling/ trading that one.

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    Re: Unknown Patches

    Post by drewchaneyaustralia on Sun May 25, 2014 3:29 am

    Hellfish is 445TH Civl Affairs Bn.
    The Spartan helmet items can be 3rd Combat Brigade related......
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    Re: Unknown Patches

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sun May 25, 2014 5:12 pm

    First picture: Top two are ODA patches from FOB 103

    Second picture: Patch on right is for Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF).

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    Re: Unknown Patches

    Post by MyZone on Sun May 25, 2014 8:53 pm

    Climb to Glory is the 10th Mountain Division's motto....must be one of theirs (unofficial).

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    Re: Unknown Patches

    Post by msmith275 on Sun May 25, 2014 10:54 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:First picture: Top two are ODA patches from FOB 103

    Second picture: Patch on right is for Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF).


    Hi - just to add a small clarification on Mercenary25s ID. Correct that they are from FOB-103 but not technically an ODA patch as and FOB is the usual designation for the Bn HQ deployed (in this case 3rd Bn, 10th SFGA). Those are pretty cool. Have not seen those two particular variants before. I guess it is possible that a subordinate unit, team or section had some made without the usual "FOB-103" letters.
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    Re: Unknown Patches

    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon May 26, 2014 9:55 am

    Thanks for additional information.

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    Re: Unknown Patches

    Post by skio on Wed May 28, 2014 8:05 pm

    Thanks to everyone who enlightened me on some of these. I do appreciate the time that you took to respond.

    Frederik - The brown Spartan helmet I took to be a weather unit of some kind. At the top there is a tower w/lightening bolts, left looks like a weather balloon, right who knows, and the bottom is a wind spinning thingy (wind speed measuring gizmo). The one with the pink cross is the only one I have!

    Drew - When I first saw this patch I thought of the WWII sub which I think had this same design. I was thinking a combat aviation unit on that one.

    merc25 & msmith - I figured the FOB 103 ones were just generic SF patches. Nice to know that they could be related to a specific team.

    myzone - My first impression on the 10th Mtn patch was a jab at a certain prophet. Seems I remember a tale about him and a mountain from my early years.

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    Brown Spartan Patch

    Post by msmith275 on Wed May 28, 2014 11:25 pm

    I was thinking the same thing about the weather unit.  It does not look like any combat weather team insignia (daggers, parachutes, lightening bolts) I've seen before but the instruments are unmistakable and the symbolism goes back to the earliest insignia of the USAF Air Weather Service.  Here's a 3rd Bn, 5th SFGA fairly recent patch. Helmets look very similar. So possibly a USAF Special Operations Weather Team (SOWT) supporting 3/5th?  It's SOP for a SOWT to be attached to an SF battalion FOB while deployed. The spartan helmet would not be inconsistent with the SOWT ethos as their original Latin motto meant "Weather Warriors".  I wish I could say that's a conclusive analysis, but maybe a possible direction to explore.  Mark


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    Re: Unknown Patches

    Post by BKU on Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:56 pm

    The Punisher skull on the Union Flag is from G Sqn, SAS. Nice score.
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    Re: Unknown Patches

    Post by Darktrooper on Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:54 pm

    BKU wrote:The Punisher skull on the Union Flag is from G Sqn, SAS.  Nice score.

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