ID for unknown SDT 18 patch

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    ID for unknown SDT 18 patch

    Post by H338 on Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:33 pm

    Picked this up in Iraq not that long ago, its Iraqi made...anyone got any info on the unit, motto or what SDT stands for? I'm assuming its seal related?

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    Re: ID for unknown SDT 18 patch

    Post by bryanbg on Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:46 pm

    I'm guessing Salvage Diving team

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    Post by H338 on Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:22 pm

    Is that navy?...im afraid i dont know much about US units or insignia
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    Re: ID for unknown SDT 18 patch

    Post by bryanbg on Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:46 am

    It would be Navy, though I don't know much on their diving units (I was U.S. Army).  This is a generic photo of U.S. Navy divers I took from Google.















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    Re: ID for unknown SDT 18 patch

    Post by Zeked on Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:22 pm

    I have not seen it before. But a nautical unit makes sense given the diving helmet, trident and the red background with the
    white diagonal strip in pretty much the world diver in the water flag (the flag is on a buoy and floats so boats can see it).

    What is interesting, to me, are the crossed rifles. If those were not present I would lean toward what Bryan mentioned but
    do navy divers do armed combat missions? I never thought much about whether Navy divers used firearms or not.
    Interesting patch.

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    Re: ID for unknown SDT 18 patch

    Post by H338 on Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:30 pm

    Thanks for the replies, ive always wondered what the unit was but assumed it was seal related because it looks pretty warrie for standard navy with the crossed rifles and ace of spades etc...no one recognises the motto?...it came from iraq around 2015, im not sure what navy divers would have been up to at that time?

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