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    Latest Iraqi and Kurdish items

    Post by BM on Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:06 pm

    Just received a few items from Iraq.
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    Picture is from West Mosul, 3-6-17, AFP Videos






       Kurdish metal arm and chest patches


    Kurdistan (written on top) Badge


    Kurdish Army (written on top) Badge

    Notice the nice "riveting" job to attach the pin back fastener to the badge.



    YPG Badge obverse and reverse. Another nice fastener on the reverse.


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    Post by nkomo on Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:45 pm

    GREAT items, Bob!!

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    Post by Bagman6 on Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:51 pm

    Bob - Is the Kurd/101st piece from 2003 or current?


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    Post by BM on Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:13 pm

    Bagman6 wrote:Bob - Is the Kurd/101st piece from 2003 or current?

    Jeff,
     Sometime in 2011, the Iraqi Army switched to metal patches but I don't know if the
    Kurdish Army did at the same time. All I know for sure is that the Kurdish metal patch
    is after 2003.
    Here is a picture from Flickr showing the patch on his shoulder is shiny like metal. The
    one next to his magazine looks more like a cloth version. The soldier on the right looks
    like he is wearing a plastic patch. I couldn't find a date or who took the picture or where.
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    Post by Bagman6 on Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:35 pm

    Thanks Bob. I was with the Kurds early on in 03 and I remember the 101st being in the region. Mosul I believe. After I got thinking about it a bit I realized 03 would have been a stretch. It wasn't politically expedient at the time for the Kurds to be so open about having an army. We never referred to them then as the Kurdistan army but rather the Peshmerga.


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    Post by BM on Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:42 pm

    Jeff,
    Here are a few more examples of the 101st eagle on Iraqi patches.
    I have heard two versions of why the Iraqi Army used the 101st eagle on their patches.
    1- some Iraqi's trained with the 101st and adopted their patch
    2- when General Petraeus had the surge in 2008, the Iraqi's were so impressed that
    they adopted the 101st eagle as the general had been in that unit and wore the 101st patch.
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    Post by Bagman6 on Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:09 pm

    That does ring a bell. Thanks. Nice patches by the way.


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    Post by BM on Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:36 pm

    Bagman6 wrote:That does ring a bell.  Thanks.  Nice patches by the way.

    Thanks Jeff
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    Post by BM on Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:48 pm

    Jeff,
    I keep forgetting just how many different patches I have with the 101st Eagle on them.
    The top two and the one on the lower left are the same except the lower left is made of brass.
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    Post by BM on Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:01 pm

    Three more badges from Kurdistan. The first two are more of a tourist type badge. The flag has a clutch back fastener.
    The badge with the flower (red tulip) is for the Kurdish on the Festival of Nowruz on March 21.
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    Post by BM on Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:08 pm

    Two Iraqi Flag Chest Patches worn by officers (top) and enlisted (bottom) to liberate Mosul.
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    Post by BM on Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:55 pm

    Here are a few more items I added this week.
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    CTS - rubberized


    Iraq Navy Command of the Naval Force metal patch

    The following two are 3-3/4 in. plastic patches which are made to "scare" the enemy



    The following five plastic patches are 2x2 in. size and again are worn to "scare" the enemy.
    Some have English Language and one appears to be Russian.









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    Post by BM on Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:25 pm

    A few more Kurdish Items.
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    Kurdistan Police


    Provincial Government of Kurdistan

    Different styles of the Kurdish Flags on cloth and metal patches

     Cloth


    Metal

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    Post by BM on Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:52 pm

    Iraqi Army and Air Force Officer Shoulder Boards.
    These are very detailed with the Eagle, Stars, etc made of a golden metal
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    Army Brigadier. General. Rip stop like material and a rubberized coating in between the slides.


    Air Force Lt. Col. A rubberized coating in between the slides.


    A close up of the detailed work.


    An Iraqi Navy badge made of aluminum with glazing over the front and Velcro on the reverse.
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    Post by Zeked on Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:02 pm

    The shoulder board stars really look like the same pattern as the Russians use/used. Thanks Bob!
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    Post by Squeaker on Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:20 am

    BM wrote:Two Iraqi Flag Chest Patches worn by officers (top) and enlisted (bottom) to liberate Mosul.
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    These are pretty cool! Do officers and enlisted wear two different types of camo or is it just the patch color that is different?

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