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3906th Combat Support Group (SAC) // Sidi Slimane AB, Fr. Morocco


yokota57
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I really like the Moroccan made ones. All are very hard to come by. I have less than 10 in my collection. The workmanship is not great but they have "personality" all their own, and fit into a small window of AF history as those bases closed pretty quickly by the early 60s.

 

Randy

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yokota57

Yes, they have lots of "character". Do you have this 3906th CSG patch?

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Steindaddie

Great looking patch from Sidi Slimane Air Base.

 

Sidenote: we went TDY there in 1983 from Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Most of us young guys were dumfounded to learn that Sidi was a former USAF base. Stayed in the old SAC barracks, got the old base swimming pool back in commission, poked around some B-47 wreckage, but alas, found no secret stash of patches.

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No, I don't keep that area. I have fighter related ones like the 45 FIS (attached), 45 FDS, 324 FIS, 65 AD that I know off the top of my head. Like Steindaddie, I was at Side Slimane as well, in 1986. But we had to stay in tents and the pool was full of trash. I also came up short on patches!

 

Randy

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37 minutes ago, Randy said:

No, I don't keep that area. I have fighter related ones like the 45 FIS (attached), 45 FDS, 324 FIS, 65 AD that I know off the top of my head. Like Steindaddie, I was at Side Slimane as well, in 1986. But we had to stay in tents and the pool was full of trash. I also came up short on patches!

 

Randy

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Your beautiful 45th FIS is made by the same hand as most of my SAC-related Moroccan patches. I tried to find out his name through my contacts in the Moroccan Reunion Association but to many years have passed and nobody could recall his name.  yokota57

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Here's the FDS era one, note aircraft has changed from an F-86 to an F-100. Short lived, inactivating in 1958. 

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yokota57

Beautiful FDS patch! Thanks for posting it! yokota57

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**ATTENTION bbmilitaria: I will post photos of the reverse sides of my Moroccan-made patches later tomorrow (4/28/21). I appreciate your interest! yokota57

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bbmilitaria: Here are the back-sides of the Moroccan-made patches as per your request. 

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