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Spike, thanks for the printed name tapes. I've seen printed tapes before, do you have any idea why they were printed vs. embroidered?

 

How small is the "Freddie" patch, I don't think I've seen small ones before.

 

I posted these patches on the forum before, but thought this might be a good thread to put them in. They measure about 3" in diameter.

 

Do they all look OK? (none are iron-on).

 

Thanks!

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Here is some of the insignia I have in named groups. The printed tapes were pretty common...

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OSS

OSS Maritime Unit

NCDU

UDT

Scouts and Raiders

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Kader.. thanks for posting!

 

The LeMoyne shirt looks like an early one.. wwii nsxs stock number?

Yes, it is one of the WWII leftovers issued as hot weather gear. They were pretty commonly worn in the teams during the VN era. The cap is an Aussie "giggle" cap.

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some other items from the group..most of the garments have his number in them..

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Great stuff!

 

Kadet, I've never seen (or noticed) inked numbers on clothes before. I do have a group that has a name tape on a few items and on others, his named is marked on the tag in the collar.

 

I wonder what the significance of the number 116 is? Did he ever work with the Riverines?

 

Spike & Kadet:..... I see you both posted shirts with the larger (USMC) style jump wings... do you know when they first started to appear? I've only come across the small wing cloth ones.

 

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Most UDTs and all SEALs wore US Army jump wings during Vietnam, mainly because they didn't have enough jumps to qualify for the USMC/Navy jump wings. 5 jumps for Army, 10 for USMC/Navy wings. I don't know all the actual qualifying facts, haven't really researched it fully to be honest. Almost all the shirts I have have Army wings. I do have some shirts with USMC/Navy wings, mostly UDT. During the VN years, all SEALs and most UDT's on the West Coast went Ft Benning for jump training then maybe off to SERE school then pre-deployment training. You tend to see USMC/Navy jump wings on older Team guys and a lot of East Coast guys as well.

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here is another named UDT-21 group that I picked up locally in Va Beach last year. The jumper has some nice insignia on it...

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NCDU

UDT

Scouts and Raiders

FSSF

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Kadet, nice grouping! Do you know what time frame it's from (based on name & service stripes)

 

The darker item to the right.... is that a pair of wool swim trunks?

 

Interesting to see the "hard hat" insignia. Senior Diver or Salvage Diver?

 

I didn't realize UDT wore these vs. the "UDT" ones. I've got a couple that are marked: "M", "S" "2" (not sure what the 2 stands for).

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