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    Post by Bagman6 on Sat May 04, 2019 7:25 am

    Good morning fellow collectors.  Hope everyone is well.  Picked up this patch the other day.  I call it a lone wolf meaning there was nothing else to give a clue as to what it was or who it had belonged to.  Theater made I believe.  Another collector suggested it is Saudi.  The detail isn't great and I'm having trouble making out the words.  I have my opinion as to what it says but will hold that now as not to influence anyone else's "eye".  Thanks.

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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Sat May 04, 2019 11:46 am

    top says "Apoio à irak" which is Portuguese for "Support for Iraq"

    bottom says "BPC V Besmayah" which means Building Partner Capacity site 5 (V in roman numerals) Besmayah Iraq
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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Sat May 04, 2019 1:50 pm

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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Sat May 04, 2019 1:58 pm

    "Apoio a Irak" could also be Galician, a language similar to Portuguese spoken in Spain, and because the flags look like Spanish flags that seems more likely. Both Spain and Portugal have had soldiers at BPC Besmayah
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    Post by Bagman6 on Sat May 04, 2019 8:12 pm

    Wow. Thanks Cap. That's great. So you're thinking this is from Inherent Resolve?


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    Post by BM on Sat May 04, 2019 9:03 pm

    I hate to butt in but here is an almost identical patch on this website
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    Post by Bagman6 on Sat May 04, 2019 9:13 pm

    Great site Bob. Thanks for posting it. Guessing a US soldier picked it up and brought it back. It would be fascinating to know the journey of some of these items.


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    Post by Cap Camouflage Pattern I on Sat May 04, 2019 9:20 pm

    Ok so it is apoyo, Spanish, just poorly stitched
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    Post by Zeked on Tue May 07, 2019 6:43 pm

    Nice one Bob!

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