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#1 Spearhead

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 04:05 AM

I picked up this Constabulary guidon at an estate sale last year.  It has a few moth holes and repairs, but still displays nice. I also picked up a book titled The Establishment and Operation of teh United States Constabulary 3 October 1945 - 30 June 1947. 

 

Any ideas on what the 10 and LT represents?

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 08:34 AM

Absolutely awesome.  I believe it's the 10th Constabulary, Light Tank troop.  I might be off on that, but many Constabulary units had light tank companies.  Also, great book to go along with it.

 

Thank you for sharing!



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 09:20 AM

That's a great piece. Just starting to get into constabulary items. Thanks for posting.



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 10:54 AM

Really nice. Pretty rare to see a constabulary guidon imo.



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 11:44 AM

All,

Thanks for the comments and info.

J.R.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 02:49 PM

A rare flag to be sure!

 

any dates on QM tag in sleeve?



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Posted 22 February 2016 - 06:57 PM

I can't see any dates in the sleeve. The book that came with it has owners signature and date of 48.

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:56 AM

Very cool and rare. Is it double sided?



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:03 PM

No, it is single sided.

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:10 PM

No, it is single sided.

 

Could be a presentation one then. Still cool and rare. But possibly given as a end of tour type thing?



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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:18 PM

Yeah, I don't know. It has the leather pieces in the top and bottom to hook guidon to the pole.

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:33 PM

Yeah, I don't know. It has the leather pieces in the top and bottom to hook guidon to the pole.

 

I have seen some like that. Guidons for units are usually double sided.But you never know.  Like is aid still a very cool piece.I did find this;

 

 

The 10th Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division became the  10th Constabulary Squadron

 

 

The Hq & Hq Co, 10th Armored Group became the Hq & Hq Troop, 10th Constabulary Regiment

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:47 PM

Thanks for the additional info.

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 05:57 PM

Thanks for the additional info.

You're Welcome.



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 04:20 PM

Well I dug this back out and looked at the back.   Looks like it is double sided.  Back has backward applied cloth letters and constabulary design.   I missed this feature...after handling this thing 6-8 times.  Just thought I would share. 

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 05:15 PM

Well I dug this back out and looked at the back.   Looks like it is double sided.  Back has backward applied cloth letters and constabulary design.   I missed this feature...after handling this thing 6-8 times.  Just thought I would share. 

 

Not sure why the would put everything on backwards.



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Posted 25 March 2016 - 10:46 PM

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#18 Spearhead

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 04:00 PM

Cav,

Thanks for sharing a little bit of family history.

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 04:39 PM

Saw discussion on other Constabulary guidon, so I thought I would post a few close up pics.

 

 

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 05:29 PM

LT is for Light Tank Co.

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 01:56 PM

 

Not sure why the would put everything on backwards.

 

I think was so when the light would shine through (and it does) that it could still be seen - even if backwards without making the front look odd.

 

Flags are cool!



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:02 PM

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Thought this would fit in here, the Flag of the 6th Constabulary Regiment, scanned from a early 60s 6th Armored Cavalry yearbook, interesting that they went with a Flag rather then a Color, perhaps those elements that made up the 6th Constab Regt, IE the individual Squadrons of the old 6th Cav Grp still had there Colors.



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:50 PM

I think this flag would be a "Group" or "Brigade" flag. They would be authorized colors-sized flags, rayon with fringe. The regiments & battalions would have eagle and scroll type flags.

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Thought this would fit in here, the Flag of the 6th Constabulary Regiment, scanned from a early 60s 6th Armored Cavalry yearbook, interesting that they went with a Flag rather then a Color, perhaps those elements that made up the 6th Constab Regt, IE the individual Squadrons of the old 6th Cav Grp still had there Colors.

 



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:53 PM

I think for the time and the unit level that flag was appropriates.  Like everything, the Army had to keep changing things to give some one something to put on their performance assessment. Somewhere I have a 1960s Army publication on the "new" flags.



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 08:59 PM

I think this flag would be a "Group" or "Brigade" flag. They would be authorized colors-sized flags, rayon with fringe. The regiments & battalions would have eagle and scroll type flags.

 

Right, the 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron and the other units that the old 6th Cavalry Regiment was broken up into would have Colors. But in this case, as the Constabulary was something new, they might of went with this.




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