A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:55 am

    Here is an Engineers Patch, locally produced. I do believe there is a mix of Canadian Made and locally produced examples out here in KAF. The locally produced ones are still very nice, they just lack a little of the sharp detail noted on the Canadian Produced ones.
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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:26 am

    Here is a patch for the current people on the ground, the LSG or Logistic Support Group. What exactly they do, still eludes me. In LEMS (Land Equipment Maintenance Section, they took over the vehicle repairs and maintenance from the NSE who stood down last week in our department. Again, this is a locally produced patch.

    Note the Maple Leaf on the left side of this patch become un-stitched, the one of the right is a little better but not by much. I am going to see about obtaining a better example but until such time, this one is fine with me.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:34 am

    Another OMLT patch shown. his patch is the of the same design as the previous ones, however the patch represents Roto 3-10. I am going to post a separate topic where I hope we can all better understand the numbering system of these patches.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:41 am

    I know I posted a least the 'in use' photo of this patch. I am not certain about the image of the actual patch. It has something to do with the Air Arm or cargo movements people on the 'Air' side of operations, I am not sure. Maybe someone here has a better indication of what this unit does.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:51 am

    Infanteer wrote:Is there a photo of the Mission Transition patch yet? I picked this up at the embroidery shop only because I know someone here will want it.

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    I thought I would toss in this photo of one of the MTTF guys assigned to our section of the tent lines about 7 weeks ago. Still no official reason for these guys patrolling our lines in 6 hour shifts but they certainly were a likeable bunch

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:56 am

    Here is strictly an UNOFFICIAL patch in wear. I do no have an example of this one. I just thought it would be nice to share this with the forum.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:26 am

    I could have sworn there was posted a TFK patch but I searched the topic without success in finding it. There are actually 3 variations of his patch that I know of.

    1 is the Official Canadian produced version.
    Second is the Locally produced version (which is actually being worn here in theater)
    Third one is a patch that was available for sale in the Canex or Seacan, more of a souvenir piece.

    I have all 3 variants, however only a photo of the Canadian produced version.
    When I return home next trip I will attempt to take a photo of all three together.


    Here is the Canadian Produced patch and it in wear.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Bill on Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the updates Cliff. Amazing variety of patching in Afghanistan.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:35 pm

    pylon1357 wrote:I know I posted a least the 'in use' photo of this patch. I am not certain about the image of the actual patch. It has something to do with the Air Arm or cargo movements people on the 'Air' side of operations, I am not sure. Maybe someone here has a better indication of what this unit does.

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    I believe this is one of the patches worn by TAU (Tactical Aviation Unit) which is the Herc unit here.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Battalion Colours on Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:15 am

    Great job of documenting the patches being worn Cliff! 2 thumbs up

    Thanks for keeping us posted on your latest finds.


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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:55 am

    Battalion Colours wrote:Great job of documenting the patches being worn Cliff! 2 thumbs up

    Thanks for keeping us posted on your latest finds.

    Thanks for the kind words Adam.

    Documenting the patches in wear has been something I have been working on since the beginning, however I have encountered more than my fair share of failures and pitfalls along the way. Some avoidable, a few as a result of rotten luck, and others primarily due to my own stupidity.





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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by qsamike on Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:53 pm

    Has anyone watched that new Canadian TV series called Combat Hospital....... There are some interesting patches showing up there......

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Battalion Colours on Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:24 pm

    qsamike wrote:Has anyone watched that new Canadian TV series called Combat Hospital....... There are some interesting patches showing up there......

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Battalion Colours on Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:27 pm

    pylon1357 wrote:
    Battalion Colours wrote:Great job of documenting the patches being worn Cliff! 2 thumbs up

    Thanks for keeping us posted on your latest finds.

    Thanks for the kind words Adam.

    Documenting the patches in wear has been something I have been working on since the beginning, however I have encountered more than my fair share of failures and pitfalls along the way. Some avoidable, a few as a result of rotten luck, and others primarily due to my own stupidity.





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    For your own files you should record when and where you saw each patch being worn, and by who/unit. The more documentation the better. Just my two cents.


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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:32 pm

    I second Adam's comment...Great job Cliff!


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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Infanteer on Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:25 am

    Just a little surprised (and disappointed) at the quality of insignia issued to our troops. Not sure where they are having these made but even the stuff made on the boardwalk is superior in quality...

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:11 am

    Infanteer wrote:Just a little surprised (and disappointed) at the quality of insignia issued to our troops. Not sure where they are having these made but even the stuff made on the boardwalk is superior in quality...

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    I actually love these examples. Very diverse. LOL True the quality is very poor. I have to say though, I am certain these are theater produced. Clearly they are hand cut, and the seams in the middle of the Velcro is very typical of what was produced at the boardwalk prior to their last upgrades, year or year and a half ago. I suppose if these examples are more resent then that, they may have been produced a the other shop on the boardwalk. The name eludes me at the moment.


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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Infanteer on Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:59 am

    The top two are fresh out of supply and the one on the bottom is the badge I've been wearing since March. I've never been to the "other" embroidery shop... is that the place that advertises alterations and tailoring? If so, I know not to go there to get any badges made up if this is the quality that I can expect.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:08 am

    OK Steve, I checked with Clothing Stores at Canada 1. The ISAF patches are normally local purchase from the Embroidery shop. Lately though they have been produced by the Tailor shop as well. Having spoken to the Clothing Stores supervisor, the ones you show here are most certainly from the Tailor Shop.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Battalion Colours on Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:58 pm

    Dale posted a photograph of this patch in Post No. 3. These patches do exist and KPRT stands for Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team. The following group of patches were for sale on another forum.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by sarge5020 on Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:17 am

    More patches on those returning today. Take a look at this CTV picture gallery.
    http://www.ctv.ca/gallery/html/Canadian_Soldiers_Return_Home_111215/index_.html

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:12 am

    Hey There Sarge, nice to see these photos. The patch on the sleeve of the soldier is the first photo appears to be the MTTF Health Services Unit patch.

    Further along through the photos I saw on the general what looks like an OP ATHENA MTTF patch as well. Somewhere in all the boxes, I have examples of both patches.


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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Battalion Colours on Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:33 am

    It's my understanding the following patch was worn in Afghanistan. Could someone please tell me which Canadian unit wore it? Thank you.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Infanteer on Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:32 pm

    I'm very curious about this one too. I picked one up at the embroidery shop without having a clue who was using it.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by sarge5020 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:22 pm

    Could this be an example a new First Special Service Force or wishful thinking on someone's part? I'd prefer the rumour mill cranking up the reformation of the FSSF. stir the pot

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