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    Afghan made patch scroll

    Post by DeOpressoLiber on Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:22 pm

    Any one that can read Pashto here?
    At least, I assume it's Pashto. Might as well be Dari or something like that...
    Came out of Kabul, 2011.

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    Post by kriegsmodell on Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:58 pm


    I can't read the script but i do know that it is ANP, Border Police.


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    Post by gdclark on Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:49 am

    So there is a year, 1394 maybe the bottom line is police station of Afghanistan. I think the top line is a specific district I cannot translate it. It is Dari, so no vowels. lol

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    Post by demarcation on Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:22 am

    They read right to left - because everything in that country is backward, so 4, 7 or 8 its one of the 2, I burnt all my notes when I left, 31, if that means anything regarding a unit designation
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    Re: Afghan made patch scroll

    Post by kriegsmodell on Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:47 pm


    I suspect the digits are meant to be ١٣٤٨ (1348 of the lunar Islamic calendar) the year Mohammed Nadir Shah’s dynasty began.

    The same as found on the Afghanistan national flag ......


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    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

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    Re: Afghan made patch scroll

    Post by BM on Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:25 pm

    Translation
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    Post by kriegsmodell on Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:10 pm


    Thanks Bob! And I thought you were only my go-to-guy for Iraq!!!

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    "My God, where do we find these men?" - President George H. W. Bush commenting on 1st SFOD-Delta after the Operation Acid Gambit rescue of Kurt Muse.

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    Post by msmith275 on Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:25 pm

    Fred, 1386 was 2007. Mark

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    Re: Afghan made patch scroll

    Post by BM on Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:01 pm

    kriegsmodell wrote:
    Thanks Bob!  And I thought you were only my go-to-guy for Iraq!!!

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    My friend in Iraq helps me out a lot!!!
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    Post by nkomo on Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:02 pm

    Thanks for all those who helped out in this thread.  Great job, fellers!
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    Post by Squeaker on Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:29 pm

    That is a great scroll.
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    Post by DeOpressoLiber on Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:23 am

    Thank you all for your help! I really appreciate it. That's why I love this forum.
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    Re: Afghan made patch scroll

    Post by nkomo on Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:24 pm

    Here are a couple of mine I posted back in 2011.  Also found a picture of a similar type scroll being worn by the ANP.








    Afghan Uniform Police are taking over responsibility for a number of Checkpoints in the Nad-e Ali district of Helmand province.



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    Re: Afghan made patch scroll

    Post by BM on Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:54 pm

    Is the scroll that the soldier is wearing upside down? Different version?
    Notice the colors on the end of the scroll is opposite of yours.
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    Re: Afghan made patch scroll

    Post by nkomo on Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:17 pm

    BM wrote:Is the scroll that the soldier is wearing upside down? Different version?
    Notice the colors on the end of the scroll is opposite of yours.
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      Yes.  He is wearing the scroll upside down.  As to why, not a clue.  
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    Re: Afghan made patch scroll

    Post by BM on Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:19 pm

    I was looking at the scroll in post #13 and it is the same as the one my friend in Iraq had translated in post #6. Something didn't look
    right to me so I sent it to my friend in Iraq and he sent back a different translation to the bottom part. He said he
    made a mistake on the first translation so here is the correct translation.
    This looks better.
    Sorry guys...
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    Re: Afghan made patch scroll

    Post by nkomo on Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:24 pm

    Bob,
      Thanks for all your help!


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    Re: Afghan made patch scroll

    Post by BM on Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:41 pm

    nkomo wrote:Bob,
      Thanks for all your help!


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