Unknown boonie capbadge

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    67Rally
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    Re: Unknown boonie capbadge

    Post by 67Rally on Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:08 pm

    Interesting debate! As US collector and veteran, I rather enjoy observing that other collectors struggle with similar discussions. In the photo above, the cap the soldier is wearing is what is termed as a "Sun," "Hot Weather" or "Jungle" hat depending upon the MIL Spec and contract as well as the time period for which it was manufactured. My father, a Vietnam vet, still has his issued boonie and wears it when working around the yard in the hot sun. I have a few that I've collected from my veteran buddies who wore them in country (i.e. Somalia, Kuwait, and Iraq/Afghanistan).

    Terminology is a funny thing. Within the same armed forces (I prefer that term), we can identify the same piece of equipment by a wide range of terms. It stands to reason, those varying names trickle out to the collectors spawning such lively debates.

    Just my $.02.
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    Combat hat badges

    Post by Tankermike on Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:18 am

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    Post by Tankermike on Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:19 am

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    Re: Unknown boonie capbadge

    Post by Tankermike on Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:20 am

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    Post by Tankermike on Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:24 am

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    Post by Tankermike on Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:27 am

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    My most unusual combat badge, this Quebec flag, never seen one before. I wonder if it was actual issue or a kit shop item. Or only wishful thinking from our Quebec brothers, plastic backing.
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    Re: Unknown boonie capbadge

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:57 am

    Definitely not an issue item
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    Post by Tankermike on Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:25 am

    If anyone collects these, I have some traders avaliable.

    And lots of the green unit tabs as well.

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    Re: Unknown boonie capbadge

    Post by bomber439 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:06 pm

    cpgear manufactures provincial flags (amongst many others) in colour or tactical. I suspect this is one of them.

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    Re: Unknown boonie capbadge

    Post by Bill on Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:43 pm

    Hello Mike, I wrote the book on combat titles. Lots of traders.
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    Post by Tankermike on Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:19 pm

    The flag has the so called "iron on" backing, which wasn't (I dont think) iron on. The flags thread and material is spot on to a capbadge material. But was most likely made commercially somewhere.

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    Re: Unknown boonie capbadge

    Post by Infanteer on Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:51 pm

    Well, if you think about it this way, even combat cap badges were manufactured for the military by contractors so they were technically commercially produced too.

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