OEF/OIF BOARD

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

    Special Forces and Commandos

    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:47 pm

    A 2006, Special Forces/Commando Chest Patch.
    This patch is machine made.
    Translation left: Special Force.

    Second is a 2011/12, Special Operations/Commando School chest Patch.
    This patch is machine made.
    Above left: the Special
    Above right: Operations.
    Bob

    Special Forces and Commandos Sf_com10

    Special Forces and Commandos Comman10
    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:21 pm

    A Commando Detachment of the 2nd. Brigade Arm Patch.
    This patch was machine made and used after 2006.
    Translation below: Detachment of Commandos of the Second Brigade.
    Bob

    Special Forces and Commandos 2nd_bd10
    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:21 pm

    A 2011/12, Special Forces/Commandos Arm Patch.
    Early 36th. Commandos Arm Patch. Used from 2004-2005.
    A 36th. Commandos Arm Patch. Used from 2006-present.
    A 7th Bn. Commandos Arm Patch.
    Bob
    Special Forces and Commandos 2011-110

    Special Forces and Commandos 36_bn_10
    Special Forces and Commandos 36th_c10
    Special Forces and Commandos 7th_bn10
    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:46 pm

    A Special Forces Al Thi'ib (wolf) Brigade Chest and Arm Patches.
    Translation above: Special Force
    Right: Brigade of
    Left: Al Thi'ib (wolf)

    2006, Ministry of Interior Commandos set.
    Translation of arc: The Interior Commandos
    Patch: The Interior Commandos.
    Bob
    Special Forces and Commandos Wolf_b10

    Special Forces and Commandos Interi10
    Mercenary25
    Mercenary25
    ADMIN
    ADMIN

    Posts : 3719
    Join date : 2010-01-09
    Age : 32

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:41 pm

    Another variety of Wolf Brigade patch.

    Special Forces and Commandos 2013-110
    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:01 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:Another variety of Wolf Brigade patch.

    Special Forces and Commandos 2013-110
    Nice variety!! I haven't seen these before.
    Bob
    Mercenary25
    Mercenary25
    ADMIN
    ADMIN

    Posts : 3719
    Join date : 2010-01-09
    Age : 32

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by Mercenary25 on Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:09 pm

    Thanks Bob.

    Better picture quality.

    Special Forces and Commandos 20120610
    avatar
    skio
    Chief Corporal
    Chief Corporal

    Posts : 102
    Join date : 2010-05-15
    Location : USA

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by skio on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:55 pm

    Two SF patches that are said to be from the Saddam era.
    Special Forces and Commandos Oef002
    avatar
    skio
    Chief Corporal
    Chief Corporal

    Posts : 102
    Join date : 2010-05-15
    Location : USA

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by skio on Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:49 pm

    And a few more. What does ERU stand for? It does not look to be Iraqi made.
    Special Forces and Commandos Oef006

    Special Forces and Commandos Oef007

    Special Forces and Commandos Oef008
    zvez
    zvez
    Master Corporal
    Master Corporal

    Posts : 242
    Join date : 2010-01-18
    Location : georgia

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by zvez on Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:10 am

    ERU - Emergency Response Unit - police

    http://www.usmilitary.com/765/iraqi-police-graduate-eru-school/

    Here's a vid, at around 4:35 it shows the unit logo of your patch. I will say, the one you have looks like a western produced insignia and is not really similar in construction to the one I had. Bob can probably put some input into this. The one I had was on a black fabric background.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeRr-UbUDEA

    The iraq made patches, 99% of them do NOT have a merrowed edge (ie a merrowed edge where the embroidery wraps around the edge.). Most iraq made insignia have a cut edge in that they embroider the patch on fabric and carefully cut up to the edge of the embroidery. I'm not saying they don't use this patch but construction is completely wrong IMHO>

    The iraq collectors forum has some exc. threads on iraq insignia, http://z8.invisionfree.com/Iraq_militaria_forum/index.php?s=63aeb481b58c65886a125d979920cf8b&showforum=43

    Additionally, here's a pic that Arch posted over on the forum. This is the way the ERU patch that I had looked. Again not to say yours is not legit, it's just different.

    Special Forces and Commandos 010_zps500a0c52
    avatar
    skio
    Chief Corporal
    Chief Corporal

    Posts : 102
    Join date : 2010-05-15
    Location : USA

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by skio on Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:42 pm

    zvez

    Thanks for clearing that up for me. I agree that my patch is not Iraqi made as I did see the one Arch posted and mine does not look any where near the way his does. I honestly was thinking repo on that one.

    I watched the video link you sent and now I need to look for the patch seen on the one guys left shoulder near the end, black square w/white skull wearing a jesters hat (?) and ERU below. I like that one!

    Steve
    zvez
    zvez
    Master Corporal
    Master Corporal

    Posts : 242
    Join date : 2010-01-18
    Location : georgia

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by zvez on Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:47 pm

    Good eye! I've never seen that patch before!
    Mercenary25
    Mercenary25
    ADMIN
    ADMIN

    Posts : 3719
    Join date : 2010-01-09
    Age : 32

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:13 pm

    Skio, that skull jester patch can be seen here: https://oefoif.forumotion.net/t2486-a-huge-sf-grouping
    kriegsmodell
    kriegsmodell
    ADMIN
    ADMIN

    Posts : 1873
    Join date : 2010-03-20
    Location : Central Illinois

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by kriegsmodell on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:26 pm


    Examples (copies) of the ERU patch were made in the Dam Neck, Virginia area by some NSW folks. The patches were made between deployments and based on an Iraqi made piece. I have an example along with other patches (US and Iraqi made) that came from a member of Team 2 who related the above information.



    _________________
    "I looked up at the bunker in front of me and saw a khaki-uniformed NVA with a pith helmet, chest web gear, green Bata boots and an AK, Type 56, and no other identifying insignia. Then I shot him." -- Sergeant Tony "Fast Eddie" Anderson, RT Kansas, TF1AE, 1971

    "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.

    "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me." - Inscription on the dog tag resting on the flag-draped homeward bound casket of an American Special Opearations warrior killed in action in Afghanistan, July 2005. - Dick Couch - Chosen Soldier

    "Choosing to die resisting rather than live submitting they fled only from dishonor and to meet danger face to face." - Lieutenant General John F. Mulholland Jr, USASOC Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Ceremony, 25 May 2012.
    zvez
    zvez
    Master Corporal
    Master Corporal

    Posts : 242
    Join date : 2010-01-18
    Location : georgia

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by zvez on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:54 pm

    It's interesting in that pic the insignia are letter ERB as opposed to ERU. If memory serves ERB was teh forerunner to the ERU program. Bob has the pic of the ERB patch on the right in his book.

    ERB = emergency response battalion or brigade

    http://www.blackanthem.com/News/U_S_Military_19/Special-Forces-Soldiers-train-coach-premiere-police-force-in-Iraq_printer.shtml

    Mercenary25 wrote:Skio, that skull jester patch can be seen here: https://oefoif.forumotion.net/t2486-a-huge-sf-grouping
    avatar
    skio
    Chief Corporal
    Chief Corporal

    Posts : 102
    Join date : 2010-05-15
    Location : USA

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by skio on Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:13 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:Skio, that skull jester patch can be seen here: https://oefoif.forumotion.net/t2486-a-huge-sf-grouping

    Darn it man, that's some killer stuff in that thread! The hunt now begins.
    avatar
    skio
    Chief Corporal
    Chief Corporal

    Posts : 102
    Join date : 2010-05-15
    Location : USA

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by skio on Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:16 pm

    kriegsmodell wrote:
    Examples (copies) of the ERU patch were made in the Dam Neck, Virginia area by some NSW folks.  The patches were made between deployments and based on an Iraqi made piece.  I have an example along with other patches (US and Iraqi made) that came from a member of Team 2 who related the above information.  


    Lance

    Thanks for that info. I guess I should hang onto it for now. At least till an Iraqi made one shows up.
    Nkomo
    Nkomo
    ADMIN
    ADMIN

    Posts : 4773
    Join date : 2010-01-09
    Location : USA

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by Nkomo on Tue May 12, 2015 3:38 am

    A couple more.

    Special Forces and Commandos 11259512
    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:08 am

    A Special Operations, Golden Band Arm and chest patches made of brass, glazing on the front and Velcro
    on the reverse.
    Bob

    Special Forces and Commandos Al_raf11
    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:14 am

    An Iraqi Counter Terrorism Force set of arm patches made of aluminum, glazing on the front
    and Velcro on the reverse.
    Bob

    Special Forces and Commandos Ictf_s10
    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:20 am

    A Counter Terrorism Service Arm Patch made of aluminum, glazing on the front
    and Velcro on the reverse.
    Bob

    Special Forces and Commandos Counte11
    avatar
    msmith275
    Sergeant Class II
    Sergeant Class II

    Posts : 488
    Join date : 2014-05-08
    Location : Colorado

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by msmith275 on Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:49 pm

    Outstanding collection of Iraqi SF items! Awesome. Mark
    Zeked
    Zeked
    ADMIN
    ADMIN

    Posts : 2401
    Join date : 2011-01-06
    Location : St Paul, MN

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by Zeked on Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:06 pm

    Aluminum is crazy to use as patch - in my opinion. I wonder what the motivation was for using metal \on what has been, traditionally, been done in cloth.
    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:12 am

    Thanks Mark and Clete.
    I've also wondered why the switch to metal "patches". You would think they would catch on everything.
    Bob
    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:04 pm

    Metal Special Operations patches in use.
    Pictures are from  Facebook and publisher is unknown.
    Bob

    Special Forces and Commandos Metal_10

    Special Forces and Commandos Metal_11

    Special Forces and Commandos Metal_12
    avatar
    msmith275
    Sergeant Class II
    Sergeant Class II

    Posts : 488
    Join date : 2014-05-08
    Location : Colorado

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by msmith275 on Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:18 pm

    Wow. I guess they don't get dirty!
    Automatic
    Automatic
    Corporal
    Corporal

    Posts : 52
    Join date : 2015-06-21
    Location : New Jersey

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by Automatic on Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:43 pm

    Those metal patches are real interesting!
    Zeked
    Zeked
    ADMIN
    ADMIN

    Posts : 2401
    Join date : 2011-01-06
    Location : St Paul, MN

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by Zeked on Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:00 pm

    I got to lay hands on some of these, courtesy of Bob (aka BM), at the last local military show and they are just odd. I am not really sure how to explain them. Thanks for sharing Bob!
    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Sun May 01, 2016 1:38 pm

    Another picture from Facebook ISOF site of a VERY YOUNG soldier wearing the metal Special Operations patches.
    Bob

    Special Forces and Commandos Facebo12
    avatar
    BM
    Sergeant Class I
    Sergeant Class I

    Posts : 589
    Join date : 2013-11-12
    Location : Southern Minnesota

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by BM on Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:14 pm

    Two different sets for the Golden Division (used to be Brigade) arm and chest patch set.
    In the second set, you see ICTF and ISOF chest patches both used.
    Bob
    Special Forces and Commandos Golden10

    Special Forces and Commandos Golden11

    Sponsored content

    Special Forces and Commandos Empty Re: Special Forces and Commandos

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:20 am