Been lucky enough to obtain this patch indirectly from the family...there were only 3 Marine helicopter squadrons that used the Composite © designation prior to the '80s, but there is conflicting information about the designation for the three units (161,263 & 363)....some say is was a Recon squadron....others sites say Light Transportation.....and, quite possibly, the original patch owner believed it was Medium Range, Compact since the transcription of the history in the shadow box which came from another collector had this designation assigned to the patch (I believe information was from a personal interview). If anyone knows what the true designation means, please inform me.
Super rare patch.....if anyone has the other © designation patches please post them because I can't find a single website that shows what they looks like for HMR©-161 or HMR©-263.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by River Patrol, 18 May 2019 - 08:00 AM.