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Unknown Armor / Cav BDU Badge - Qualification?


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14 hours ago, patches said:

What is it sewn on to?

It's on the BDU of a colonel in the armor branch.

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3 hours ago, MPage said:

It's on the BDU of a colonel in the armor branch.

Where is it sewn on the coat, and is there a unit shoulder patch the coat?

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8 hours ago, patches said:

Where is it sewn on the coat, and is there a unit shoulder patch the coat?

 

It's on the right breast, above the name tape. 

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Well then I'm thinking it might now be some kind of Foreign tank badge right. Seems its a Horse Shoe right. If it was a U.S. Tank Qualification Unit Award, these are worn as pocket patches.

 

In an effort to try to nail this one down, what are the dates in these coats?

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24 minutes ago, patches said:

Well then I'm thinking it might now be some kind of Foreign tank badge right. Seems its a Horse Shoe right. If it was a U.S. Tank Qualification Unit Award, these are worn as pocket patches.

 

In an effort to try to nail this one down, what are the dates in these coats?

 

I don't own these coats but the one on the left is from the early to mid-80s because the black has faded to purple-grey (a telltale sign) and it appears to have the early "Elvis" collar, so I'm guessing it dates to about the mid-80s.

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3 hours ago, MPage said:

 

I don't own these coats but the one on the left is from the early to mid-80s because the black has faded to purple-grey (a telltale sign) and it appears to have the early "Elvis" collar, so I'm guessing it dates to about the mid-80s.

Yes that would be my guess to, the collars look like the first early large  type.

 

So as a full colonel in say 1983  or so brings this badge back into the 60s or 70s, so if the guess is right, and it is a foreign tank badge of some kind, then it will be one for those years, lets check around the both of us, maybe we might get lucky

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