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This has been the CTNG patch for a long time, since 1949, when National Guard HQ's start to get shoulder patches of their own.

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=12343&CategoryId=7445&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0

 

I think this particular patch on this shirt has something to do with the 43rd Brigade 26th Infantry Division, The old 43rd Infantry Division of the Vermont, Connecticut NG was redesignated as a command, the 43rd Command, Divisional in 1963, essentially it's combat status downgraded and or removed completely. In 1967 though the 26th Infantry Division of the Massachusetts NG gets another Brigade, this one title the 43rd Brigade and has elemts of the Connecticut NG, so I'm thinking it may of been the 43rd Brigade HHC patch.

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This has been the CTNG patch for a long time, since 1949, when National Guard HQ's start to get shoulder patches of their own.

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=12343&CategoryId=7445&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0

 

I think this particular patch on this shirt has something to do with the 43rd Brigade 26th Infantry Division, The old 43rd Infantry Division of the Vermont, Connecticut NG was redesignated as a command, the 43rd Command, Divisional in 1963, essentially it's combat status downgraded and or removed completely. In 1967 though the 26th Infantry Division of the Massachusetts NG gets another Brigade, this one title the 43rd Brigade and has elemts of the Connecticut NG, so I'm thinking it may of been the 43rd Brigade HHC patch.

TIOH is down indefinitely, so here's the photo of the CTNG HQ patch that's been out since 1949.

 

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I was wondering if a subdued version of this was made, apparently so, this on a cotton sateen background with merrowed border, short pig tail apparently glued down, the backing being it seems of paper. (item is for sale over at Bill Wise's Soldierstrunk on EBay).

 

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Taking the liberty and reposting this PM, as we see member says 26th Inf Div's early-mid 70s, aviator, not sure on what aviation unit was a part of the 26th Inf Div back then, whether it was a battalion or a company. Since the bulk of the 26th Inf Div was up in Massachusetts, perhaps the Connecticut based 43rd Bde had a detachment to support it, and it fell under the HHC of the 43rd Bde, and member's Farher was in it.

Sent 17 July 2018 - 08:27 AM

mohawkALSE, on 16 Jul 2018 - 8:13 PM, said:

Totally forgot about that post. My father was a helicopter pilot in the CT ARNG back in the early to mid 70s and his TW shirt had one of those style insignias attached to it. It wasn't a patch, but was a large metal pin on insignia. The rear I recall said Connecticut Army National Guard and had a space to be engraved but he never had that done. On his OD green fatigues at the time he was in the CT ARNG they were part of the 26th Inf Div as it had the YD patch on his left sleeve and his combat patch of the 101st Abn Div from his tour in Vietnam. Not sure how the Aviation units were designated back then, its all different now as the Aviation Branch didn't even exist yet in the Army. At some point over the years the CT ARNG Avn units became part of the 42d out of NY and the 28th out of PA. He was out of Brainard field first and then they moved to Bradley.

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Here's an example of the aforementioned metal badge with the space for engraving, just what was to be engraved on it, I don't know, don't know the size either, if it was made to be worn on a Class A and or Khaki shirt, and could of been engraved on the rear, perhaps a large size, larger than a standard DI.

 

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And this one, mentioned in another topic made of Tyvek. (Both items are up on Ebay)

 

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And this one, mentioned in another topic made of Tyvek. (Both items are up on Ebay)

 

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Kinda reminds me of a Coaster right :lol:

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On 2/8/2017 at 12:26 PM, patches said:

This has been the CTNG patch for a long time, since 1949, when National Guard HQ's start to get shoulder patches of their own.

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catalog/Heraldry.aspx?HeraldryId=12343&CategoryId=7445&grp=2&menu=Uniformed%20Services&ps=24&p=0

 

I think this particular patch on this shirt has something to do with the 43rd Brigade 26th Infantry Division, The old 43rd Infantry Division of the Vermont, Connecticut NG was redesignated as a command, the 43rd Command, Divisional in 1963, essentially it's combat status downgraded and or removed completely. In 1967 though the 26th Infantry Division of the Massachusetts NG gets another Brigade, this one title the 43rd Brigade and has elemts of the Connecticut NG, so I'm thinking it may of been the 43rd Brigade HHC patch.

 

 

 

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