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    Post by Bopcop on Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:02 pm

    I am very interested in the real SOT patch. It has been knocked off by a guy in Italy. I have a few from him from eBay. The real ones are really nice quality. I will pay TOP dollar for the real ones.
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    Post by Ewart on Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:43 pm



    A nice pair that came through today.




    The EPM 308 patch I have posted here before I think - direct buy from the vet, a DYNCorps Programme to provided Embedded Police Mentors to the Afghans.
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    Post by Ewart on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:40 am

    It's been a while since I dropped lucky with any patches, but 2016 has started off ok.



    DEA Kabul Office - theatre made patch, Kabul RS HQ (from the Afghan patch rescue thread)

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    DEA Air Support - Flint 42



    Kabul Cowboys - Homeland Security Investigations
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    Post by Bopcop on Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:04 am

    Very nice pieces.
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    Post by Ewart on Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:32 am

    Thanks Fred.
    Think the last one I got from yourself. I'm hoping for a few more to head this way over the next week.
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    Post by Bopcop on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:01 pm

    I knew it looked familiar.

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    Post by msmith275 on Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:29 am

    I only just now noticed the poppies on the DEA Patch! Very cool! That patch made a long journey buts looks really good in it's new home! Mark

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    Post by BM on Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:31 am

    These are some nice patches and not seen very often.
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    Post by Static line on Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:11 pm

    DeOpressoLiber wrote:Here's one of my favorites: "FLINT 42 DEA air support", locally made in Afghanistan.
    I'm not sure what kind of support it did though. Looking at the size of the plane i guess recon?

    FLINT is a frequent DEA callsign for their aviation elements. They are typically used in a surveillance role to support ground elements..
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    Post by Ewart on Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:41 pm



    My latest patches.

    British NCA is from RS HQ Kabul, thanks to MSmith and GDClarke on their adopt a patch mission. So thanks to them.

    The EUBAM is EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) in Libya, which at the invite of the Libyan Government started work in 2013.

    The third one is a strange one, the seller stated that it is from Afghan in 2012. The only reference I can think of is an ODA 973 detachment to Guyana, from the 5th Battalion 19th Special Forces Group. Or maybe not, I'd appreciate it if anyone can shed some light on it.
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    Post by Bopcop on Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:28 pm

    Very.nice. I have no idea about the leaf patch. Thanks for sharing.
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    Post by Ewart on Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:35 pm

    New Afghan made patch has arrived today.

    Multi-agency Joint Field Office - Afghanistan. A quick google hasn't revealed much about this multi-agency office. I suppose it could be a fantasy patch.
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    Post by Bopcop on Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:55 pm

    Nice looking piece. Even if it's fantasy, it's still a cool looking patch.
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    Post by Ewart on Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:10 pm

    I have found some reference to the Joint Field Office, where their mission is to: "running full-spectrum counterintelligence operations in order to find, fix, track and neutralize a multitude of threats to the United States and its coalition partners,"

    Source: http://www.hanscom.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123423551
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    Post by Ewart on Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:13 pm

    Two new patches.

    Iraq made Department of State International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Civilian Police patch.

    And Afghanistan made EUPOL mission Afghanistan l




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    Post by msmith275 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:44 pm

    Wow, really interesting stuff! I really enjoy following this thread. Thanks! Mark
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    Post by Bopcop on Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:48 pm

    These are great patches. Keep them coming.
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    Post by Ewart on Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:59 am

    New patch to the collection. I'm not surewhat this one is just yet. More research needed.

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    Post by Zeked on Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:57 pm

    Ewart wrote:New patch to the collection. I'm not surewhat this one is just yet. More research needed.


    Not sure exactly what this patch is but Semper Paratus (Always Ready) is the motto for the US Coast Guard - I am sure other groups use this motto as well but I know it from the U.S. Coast Guard. You seem to find some nice patches that's for sure.
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    Post by Ewart on Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:04 am

    Thanks for that Zeked.

    I've been trying to do some research around the eagle, most US eagles have the arrows in the right claw as you look at the patch, and a leafed branch of some sort in the left claw, again as you look at the patch. My Google-fu is failing me whilst looking for one holding the key.
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    Post by Zeked on Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:43 am

    On a normal US eagle the talons hold arrows and an olive branch in the other talon. So given that the 'key' on your patch has to hold some significance. I know when i see a key on US military I tend to think of Army Intelligence. Anyway good luck on your search; I think you have a challenge on this one!
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    Post by Ewart on Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:52 pm

    Image from Wikipedia is a good start eh Zeked.

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    Post by Ewart on Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:02 am

    It's been a while since I had any new patches. Just had these via a lad over at Resolute Support HQ.

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    Post by Bopcop on Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:07 am

    Very nice

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    Post by Zeked on Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:40 am

    Even the paramedics have patches; tough patch to track down! Thanks for sharing these patches with us!
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    Post by Bagman6 on Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:18 pm

    Can't be many of those. Nice add to the collection.


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    Post by Ewart on Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:01 am

    Thanks all. It certainly is interesting to see the quality improving as the years have gone on.
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    Post by Zeked on Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:24 am

    Ewart wrote:Thanks all. It certainly is interesting to see the quality improving as the years have gone on.

    I agree, but I liked the early ones as they are easier to detect!
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    Post by Ewart on Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:37 pm

    I've just been sorting through my patch collection and have found a few that I haven't posted on here:

    Iraq made US Embassy patches



    Afghanistan made US embassy and Department of State patches



    Afghanistan made DEA patch


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    Post by Ewart on Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:41 pm

    I believe this is an Iraq made 'Department of State' diplomatic protection patch



    Afghanistan made NRO patch




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