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    U.S.-Iraqi patch

    Post by BM on Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:20 pm

    A fellow collector from Texas asked me if I could find out any information on this patch.
    The Arabic on top is: Liberation-cigar -dog- which doesn't seem to make much sense.
    Does anyone know what SOATCC is for? Unofficial patch but for whom?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: U.S.-Iraqi patch

    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:52 pm


    I googled SOATCC and found this patch, since one has a US flag and one has Italian I thought it might be NATO, I searched NATO SOATCC and found SOttosistema Avvistamento Tattico e Comando e Controllo which means Subsystem Sighting Tactical and Command and Control. But then later in my search I found a facebook post where you or your friend asked about it and somebody also linked the patch and mentioned SOATCC, I'm just leaving this here so I don't feel like I wasted my time.

    The cigar in Arabic might relate to the "smoked" and just be poor translation
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    Re: U.S.-Iraqi patch

    Post by DeOpressoLiber on Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:53 am

    Interesting. It seems to be an OIF era patch made in Kuwait. I would have guessed something US as well, looking at the MP, Intel and artillery insignia. Perhaps a co-op of US, Iraqi and Italian armed forces? Or SOATCC stands for something completely different...
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    Re: U.S.-Iraqi patch

    Post by Bagman6 on Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:46 am

    Good morning. Shot in the dark but here goes. SOTAC is a Special Operations Terminal Attack Coordinator. Basically an SF FAC or ETAC. SOATCC could possibly be a derivative of SOTAC? Perhaps the abbreviation for the Italian of SOTAC? Special Operations Attack Terminal Combat Control?


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    Re: U.S.-Iraqi patch

    Post by BM on Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:09 pm

    Thanks for all the replies from the above members.
    I did some more research on Google and came up with the same as Cap Camouflage Pattern I.

    SO ------------------ A----------------- T ------------  C---------------  C                    
    SOttosistema per l’Addestramento Tattico, il Comando e il Controllo
     Subsystem for the tactical training, command and control
    From what I gather it has to do with battlefield communications and is part of
    a system used by some of the European Countries in NATO. Just why the US Flag
    in the patch is still a mystery. Why the field artillery and MP insignia in the patch?
    Bob

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