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#1 Sabrejet

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 10:04 AM

This thread has been prompted by the contents of the "Elvis..." thread which I started earlier today. There's obviously a wide range of military armbands/brassards and doubtless guys among you out there who collect them? So, I thought it might be neat to see them, WW2 thru to today. I've got a few...Military Police..Air Police and Shore Patrol...but no pictures of them yet! So, let's see what you've got fellers!

Sabrejet :thumbsup:

PS: Mods...I wasn't sure where to place this one. If I chose the wrong forum, please re-direct it. Thanks.

#2 DutchInfid3l

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 11:27 AM

I've got a few... I'll start with my Security Police/Security Forces.

and an unknown, Air Police, perhaps?

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#3 DutchInfid3l

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

and my few US Army brassards.

On leather...

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#4 sgtdorango

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

Did somebody say armbands?.... :w00t: ......mike
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 06:04 PM

Not sure how old this one is, but different from the one's I wore back in the late 80s. C.Q.=Charge of Quarters.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 08:13 PM

WWII era Bomb Disposal Armband from my collection.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 08:16 PM

TQM armband. I have been told it stands for Transportation Quartermaster, but I am not sure. I believe its from the WWII era

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 08:49 PM

Early WWII Civil Air Patrol Armband from my collection.

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:36 PM

I got these in Iraq in 2010.Market garden

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#10 Sabrejet

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 05:49 AM

Thanks to all who've contributed so far! Here are a few of mine. First, a WW2 period MP armband of all felt construction.


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 05:50 AM

Second, a 50s vintage Air Police armband. Again, 100% felt construction.


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Posted 16 January 2011 - 05:53 AM

Finally, an original WW2 invasion armband.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:53 AM

Heres my Air Police armband displayed with my AP M1C!.....mike
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#14 Tony V

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:12 PM

Here is a few

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 04:29 PM

we have had a few topics on Brassards / arm bands. I think the MP brassards Topic had a bunch of nice one posted.

Not sure If I posted this one before. It was made in Hawaii out side of Schofield BKS. Around 2000. there was a unit going out from there.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 05:47 PM

Heres one, im not even sure its military....very well made with sewn on letters....mike
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:30 PM

A "First Sergeant" brassard was used by 3083rd Aviation Depot Group NCO Academy at Fairfield Air Force Station, Calif. The "First Sergeant" pictured here (whose actual rank was Airman 1st Class) was Honor Graduate of Class 57-6, June 21, 1957.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 07:03 PM

These brassards pictured are from class 57-12 graduated on 13 Dec 1957 and are from the 3079th Aviation Depot Wing (AMC), Fairfield AF Station, Fairfield CA
I was in contact with one of the members from this class, he said that the class was split into two flights, each with a class commander and two flight leaders. The other I can read looks like Squadron Commander.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:08 AM

Here's my collection so far....the odd looking one in the middle appears to be a field-made MP armband made from what I believe may be a German first aid bandage or something similar. I got it from a fellow forum member...pretty cool actually,....in fact I got most of them from fellow forum members

Rick

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 03:50 AM

I've Got like 40 or so brassards, so Ill post the Link to all the pics. I've got a Nice embroidered 16th ABN MP brassard coming...

 

 

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#21 jagjetta

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:41 PM

Not in my possession any longer, but still a couple of favorites (and maybe will get a few other WWI collectors to post pictures of some earlier armbands ;) ).
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WWI Army Headquarters General Staff Armband


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WWI "U.S. REGISTERED" Armband

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WWI American Red Cross Supply Corps Armband

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#22 General Apathy

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:56 PM

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Hi Ian.

Here's a few armbands for your topic, more varied ones to follow tomorrow night maybe. ;)

ken


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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:36 PM

Another Army HQ General Staff

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:39 PM

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