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Unknown / Re: Unknown patch with phoenix design
« on: January 13, 2019, 02:25:03 am »
It's U.S., WW II Veterans Administration

Maker is LAUER in Nuremberg, a very well known manufacturer of DUIs.

U.S. Army / Re: Any idea what this represents?
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:56:40 pm »
It's the patch of the 1778th Engineer Battalion. A desirable cloth insignia if original.

Unknown / Re: I have no idea.......
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:46:09 pm »

Latest update. Now available is the new machine embroidered Verbandsabzeichen of the Cyber & Information Space Command (CIR) with golden border on anthracite background. Anthracite is the branch color of the CIR.

U.S. Army / Re: 370th AIB, US Constab
« on: October 14, 2017, 02:01:20 am »
Awesome patch/tab combination. Thanks for sharing this gem!

Foreign / International / New German Bundeswehr Beret Insignia
« on: September 05, 2017, 03:01:51 pm »
The "Kommando Cyber- und Informationsraum" (Cyber and Information Space Command) was established as a separate Bundeswehr military branch in April 2017.

This is the new CIR beret insignia, worn on the dark blue beret.

U.S. Army / Re: Division nicknames on tabs
« on: June 01, 2017, 03:10:21 pm »
Fantastic thread, thanks for sharing these unique gems!


U.S. Army / Re: 15th Infantry Battle Patrol
« on: April 14, 2017, 12:24:08 pm »
Wow, another one I've never seen before. Thanks for sharing!


Update: the bullion variant of the Ausbildungskommando insignia, still missining on the initial schools/training unit board's pic. The patch was released in late 2016.

U.S. Military / Unknown Patch "Sudden Death"
« on: November 05, 2016, 11:52:58 am »
I need help IDing this Vietnam made patch. Thanks in advance for your help!


Other / Re: Pictures of Patches from the past
« on: October 04, 2016, 02:15:05 pm »
That's a great picture! Are these crossed sabers or rifles on the Lt's collar far left?

Foreign / International / Re: The Misterious "BIC MAC" Uniform
« on: July 18, 2016, 03:53:43 pm »
Epilog: Last month I got a call from a retired Stabsfeldwebel. He wanted to donate the insignia he collected during his career at the German Arty School to the German Artillery Association. When I visited him I learned that he had collected a nearly complete collection of all German Arty pocket hangers available in the 1980's/1990's. Within the lot I found a pocket hanger for an AN/USD-501 UAV unit. Upon request he told me that he had collected these insignia from trainees joining different trainings at the Arty School in Idar-Oberstein. At least this one I've never seen before. Doing a short online research I learned that the UAV Drohne CL 89 was tested in Yuma/Arizone and Shilo/Manitoba in the 1960's as well. Unfortunately this little gem has no manufacturer's logo.

Guest Questions / Re: identification
« on: July 01, 2016, 03:42:37 pm »
Referring to ASMIC's Motto List it's the DUI of 1051st Engineer Battailion.



I hope I understood your questions right.

I'm unsure if the different designs of the SSI were even requested by the different divisions, which were formed only a few years before without any "historical lineage". I assume that these insignia were developed en bloc at the ministry of defence under the application of more stringent heraldic rules. To gave them all an equal look the most popular heraldic base, the shield was chosen. 

You mentioned the esprit de corps. I think it rather exists on battalion or battery/company level than on division level. For this purpose "Interne Verbandsabzeichen" (pocket hangers similar to US Army DUI) were introduced in the early 1980's. The existence of several thousends of different pocket hangers proves this theory IMHO.



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