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5th Division patch - Aviation Unit Maybe?


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Anyone ever see this one before? It was a first for me. I was thinking that perhaps it was a German made patch for an Aviation unit in the 5th Division, 50's or 60's.

 

It is very possible that I am way off too.

 

Thoughts anyone?

 

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Looks to me like a Foreign Imperial Railway service with the sequins might be Hungary; Germany etc.Scotty

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I agree definitely not US, most of the ID AVN related patches Ive seen have the wings. The wheel in the center makes me think it is some sort of railway patch, not US military related

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My thought on the aviation angle was that helicopter pilots, if I recall correctly, were originally assigned as Transportation branch in the early days, thus the wheel, wings, and the red diamond obviously my thought on it being 5th Division.

 

Pure speculation on my part though.

 

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Isn't a winged wheel a representation for motorcycles as well? I wouldn't know a connection between the 5th ID and cycles. A cool mystery for sure.

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Yes, it reminds me of Police motorcycles. Maybe 5th Infantry Division had fancy motorcycle MP patches?

 

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I wondered about the police connection too, but the patch is pretty blingy looking to be US civilian police used or worn I think?

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The reason I said Hungary is they are famous for the use of Sequins on their flight badges see scan.I think you might get more help by putting it in the World Military Forum unknown section.Scotty

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