A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Bill on Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:41 pm

    Was there any id on the fellow wearing the patch?
    Pure speculation, JTF2 working with US SF?

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by sarge5020 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:49 pm

    Don't think so, the sunglasses aren't cool enough. Very Happy

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Bill on Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:50 pm

    lol!

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by sarge5020 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:59 pm

    Seriously, I doubt they would wear any kind of distinguishing patch, especially a FSSF patch. Way too many questions that no one would want to answer.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Bill on Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:23 pm

    That was my understanding Sarge, they don't wear identification in the field. Maybe, Canadian Special Operations Regiment?

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by sarge5020 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:42 pm

    Could be but I doubt that too. Hell, they don't even wear a distinctive cap badge on their home base, let alone in theatre where someone might take their photo.

    More than likely a desk jockey who never leaves the wire. Those guys who buy up of the cool golf shirts and hats when they visit some out of country base, like Fort Benning or Fort Bragg. They clean out the kit shops of all the Ranger and SOF swag.

    Who else would have the time to get the patches made at the embroidery shop on the boardwalk?
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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:53 pm

    I feel as if I should reply on this patch, but I have nothing to add. I have seen this patch available in the boardwalk shop, but honestly, I have never seen it worn. I am not saying it wasn't, just that I never saw it.

    I would like more information on the posted photo however. It appears to me to be taken in the NSE HQ compund?? The buidling in the backgrouns appears to be a 2 level iso structure, also it seems to me the personell are seated.


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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Battalion Colours on Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:19 pm

    Unfortunately gentlemen I have no information on when and where this photograph was taken. Or the identification of those appearing in it.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by sarge5020 on Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:06 pm

    Yeah, but look at all the fun we're having trying to figure it out. 2 thumbs up The guy on the Canadian's left looks Australian by his uniform and the guy on his right appears to be European, Neitherlands perhaps?

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:30 pm

    Battalion Colors, where did that photo of the patch in wear come from? It would be nice if we could get a copy with higher definition. My first thought was CSOR as they would probably be the only organization that could possibly carry on the legacy of the FSSF aside from JTF2 who certainly wouldn't wear anything indicating their unit nor would they knowingly allow a photo to be taken of their uncovered face.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by sarge5020 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:22 am

    And besides, his hair isn't long enough to be JTF2. Very Happy
    I have to agree that of anyone, CSOR would be the likely candidates to prepetuate the FSSF.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Infanteer on Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:56 am

    I knew I read somewhere about CSOR perpetuating the FSSF....

    http://www.network54.com/Forum/28173/thread/1211471312/CSOR+perpetuating+1st+SSF

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Bill on Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:16 pm

    Good work Steve. I even contributed on that thread and I didn't remember the perpetuation. So, from the article, our fellow is likely CSOR wearing the FSSF patch. This raises another question. Is this patch an official or an unofficial insignia? (To reword, is the CSOR being represented by the arrowhead patch?) It would seem unusual that a Canadian formation with only Canadian personnel would wear an official patch with US on it.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:14 pm

    My newest patches...These came from an EME weapons tech that was with the transition task force. Says he was issued three sets of these patches...is that usually the norm?

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:14 pm

    Dale, certainly not the norm I would say based on the fact that in mid August, stores had none of the MCU patches left in stock. They were sending guys to the boardwalk to purchace replacement patches from the embroidery shop. In urn, they would produce the reciept and get he purchace price refunded to them.

    My example of the MCU patch is a threater made example from the boardwalk.


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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:53 pm

    I found this pic showing the FSSF patch being worn...not Afghanistan, but nonetheless interesting.


    Members of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the Canadian Special Operations Regiment conducted a combined airborne operation and wing-exchange ceremony at Roger’s drop zone on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Dec. 2. Both events were part of the 26th annual Menton week, an event which commemorates the inactivation of the combined U.S. and Canadian First Special Service Dec 5, 1944. (Photos by Sgt. Elayseah Woodard-Hinton, 20th Public Affairs Detachment)
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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Infanteer on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:04 pm

    That's awesome! Pretty much confirms what we suspected.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:27 pm

    Task Force 3-09 - Joint Task Force Afghanistan - Roto 8 - composed of approximately 2800 soldiers.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:47 am

    That is an interesting patch that I had not seen before. Do you have any further information in regards to this one?


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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:04 am

    Here is the last patch I got from KAF, the day before I flew out for the last and final time. It is a Canadian produced patch. PPCLI of course is Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. MTTF is Mission Transition Task Force. FP Coy is Force Protection Company, name pretty much sums up what they do.
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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:13 pm

    pylon1357 wrote:That is an interesting patch that I had not seen before. Do you have any further information in regards to this one?

    Not a thing...I found it on another forum. It was so cool looking I had to post it Very Happy


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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Bill on Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:36 am

    Hmm. Have a look at this. http://secure.hostdeziners.com/www_supplysergeant_ca/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_124&products_id=1519

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by pylon1357 on Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:21 am

    Bill wrote:Hmm. Have a look at this. http://secure.hostdeziners.com/www_supplysergeant_ca/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_124&products_id=1519

    Interesting.... can't say as I have seen anything like this before.


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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Infanteer on Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:02 pm

    pylon1357 wrote:
    Bill wrote:Hmm. Have a look at this. http://secure.hostdeziners.com/www_supplysergeant_ca/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_124&products_id=1519

    Interesting.... can't say as I have seen anything like this before.

    Just to be clear, they are NOT selling these badges as WW2 vintage but agree that it's not made abundantly clear in the add. If that's what you guys were referring to. Or are you commenting on the jagged border? Perhaps a bit too pronounced.

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    Re: A Selection of Shoulder Patches from Afghanistan

    Post by Bill on Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:23 pm

    Hi Steve, No there was not implication that they were selling these as anything else other than replicas. Actually, I posted this in relation to the use of the FSSF patch by the CSOR regiment. The scalloping will make them easy to spot, but how long will it be before someone else tries to pass these off as something other than what they actually are? There were no original period badges that were scalloped.

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