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One of my favorite things to collect is uniforms that have branch tapes that aren't from the main branches of the military (Army, Navy, USAF, USMC, CAP, Merchant Marines and Coast Guard, etc). A lot of these end up being civilian uniforms which is another area I really enjoy collecting. Here are a few of my favorites from my collection, I'd love to see what other forum members have in theirs.

 

My favorite one of all, Ventura Country Young Marines. :w00t:

 

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JROTC

 

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Ventura Military Explorers

 

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US Army Corps of Engineers civilian

 

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Department of the Army civilian

 

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Opposing Forces

 

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Here are a few more I've found recently. If you've got some of your own feel free to post them here!

 

American Red Cross

 

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USN Sea Cadet Corp

 

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New York Guard

 

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Those are all really cool, I have some of the same ones so I can't post them...LOL...

 

Out of all of the non-military DCU/BDUs I have, this one is probably the most cool--(it's also in the DCU thread)

 

A DCU that once belonged to Prudence Bushnell, former Ambassador to Kenya.....

 

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Those are all really cool, I have some of the same ones so I can't post them...LOL...

 

Out of all of the non-military DCU/BDUs I have, this one is probably the most cool--(it's also in the DCU thread)

 

A DCU that once belonged to Prudence Bushnell, former Ambassador to Kenya.....

I remember seeing this one in the DCU thread you mentioned and drooling over it that time too. This is by far one of my top favorites that I've seen posted on here. That's a fantastic uniform. :thumbsup:

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Thanks, I feel lucky to have got it. Here is another one of mine, this one may be on the DCU thread too. Civvy 6-color DBDU of the USASG (US Army Standardization Group)....

 

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Cap Camouflage Pattern I
On 7/19/2011 at 4:53 PM, StevenL said:

American Red Cross

 

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Operation Provide Comfort, Dahuk Iraq, 1 April 1991 DOD photo by PHC Bruce J. Wallace

 

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Thanks for restarting this thread CAP. Some cracking uniforms here. I must dig mine out. 

I have a USPHS, a US Police SRT modified one and a US DOE one. 

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Previously posted in the BDU thread here is a 'Safety' BDU.

And a DOD Civilian ABU. 

 

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6/21/2005

 

Base: Dohuk

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

Scene Camera Operator: Jim Gordon, CIV

Release Status: Released to Public

 

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Iraqi Officials and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Officials meet and discuss planning and operational issues at the construction site for the Public Order Battalion (POB) complex, located in Baghdad, Iraq. This large rehabilitation and new construction project has been planned, managed, and quality-controlled by US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and site managers. Pictured clockwise: Harry Terrell and Assad Hassan, Quality Assurance Representatives; Rafid Adham, Electrical Engineer, Ihab Sadiq, Mechanical Engineer and Site Manager; USACE Project Manager Sang Lee, from the USACE Pacific Region Division, Korea: and Adnam Abdul Amer, Cheif of Engineers.

7/10/2005 Scene Camera Operator: Jim Gordon, CIV Release Status: Released to Public

 

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US military personnel go through the chow line at base camp during Exercise SHADOW HAWK, a phase of BRIGHT STAR 87. The US Central Command/Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise provides US forces with the opportunity to operate with Jordanian military forces, work in a desert environment and check the effectiveness of a joint communications network

9/1/1987 Subject Operation/Series: SHADOW HAWK / BRIGHT STAR 87 Base: Aqaba Country: Jordan (JOR) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Elliott, USN

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U.S. Public Health Service Rapid Deployment Force 2 (RDF-2) deployed to Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., at Arnold and Marie Schwartz Comprehensive Health Care Center to provide care to nursing home patients displaced by Hurricane Sandy. (Photo /Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Ratcliff, USN)

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On 6/18/2020 at 1:42 PM, Cap Camouflage Pattern I said:

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US military personnel go through the chow line at base camp during Exercise SHADOW HAWK, a phase of BRIGHT STAR 87. The US Central Command/Joint Chiefs of STAFF exercise provides US forces with the opportunity to operate with Jordanian military forces, work in a desert environment and check the effectiveness of a joint communications network

9/1/1987 Subject Operation/Series: SHADOW HAWK / BRIGHT STAR 87 Base: Aqaba Country: Jordan (JOR) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Elliott, USN


Can you tell what badges the guy on the right has on? Gold para on the bottom, but I don’t see the extended wings  of its normal construction. I’m plus he’s A baseball cap and not an 8 point  cap. This was the 80’s so who knows. 

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10 hours ago, easterneagle87 said:


Can you tell what badges the guy on the right has on? Gold para on the bottom, but I don’t see the extended wings  of its normal construction. I’m plus he’s A baseball cap and not an 8 point  cap. This was the 80’s so who knows. 

I think its an EOD badge but I'm not sure, heres a close-up of the full resolution if it helps

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Here's an interesting one: Steve Martin's DBDU from Desert Shield (he wore it a numerous USO shows and accumulated a bunch of insignia as gifts from the troops). 

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Uniformcollector is that Steve Martin DBDU in your personal collection?

If so thats an amazing item to have. 

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5 hours ago, Ewart said:

Uniformcollector is that Steve Martin DBDU in your personal collection?

If so thats an amazing item to have. 

 

Yes it is--I'm very lucky to be the new caretaker of it! Steve is definitely one of the greats and although he never served, I'm sure that he must of boosted quite a bit of military moral back then!

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I've never seen a US Government taped one before. Lovely find. 

 

Heres my contribution, a US Deprtment of Energy Handford Patrol BDU, again another one from a U.K. vintage store. 

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First off a modified SRT BDU. This modification has been well done, however there is no way of telling if this if for a military, federal or local SRT. There is a slight ghosting on the Velcro but with so many patches that it could be I have no way of narrowing the field. 

 

Secondly a Civilian Protective Uniform (CivPU) This is a put together, in order to show what it would have been like fully badged up, but only on the basis that the patches are velcro and can easily be taken off. 

 

However all records I have attached to this state this and I would never pass it off as anything other than that.

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Recently acquired, US Army Support Group 1990's BDU, I'd suggest used during the drawing down of troops and material following the Gulf War. 

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