Military Airborne Inf Patches History

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Information extracted from the book "US ARMY PATCHES"  by Barry Jason Stein

USED BY PERMISSION


82nd Abn Div C2 Bn patch
82nd Abn Div C2Bn
 

Worn from:  1957 - 1964.

The origin of the design is unknown.


82nd Abn Div SUPCOM patch
82nd Abn Div
SUPCOM

Worn from:  1957 - 1964.

The origin of the design is unknown.

 


82nd Abn Div Signal Bn patch
82nd Abn Div
Signal Bn

Worn from:  1957 - 1964.

The origin of the design is unknown.

 


82nd Abn Div MI Det patch
82nd Abn Div
MI Det

Worn from:  1957 - 1964.

The origin of the design is unknown.

 



101st Abn Div SUPCOM patch
101st Abn Div
SUPCOM

Worn from:  1954 - 1956.

The design is an embroidered replica of the distinctive insignia of the unit.


82nd Abn Div Raider patch
82nd Abn Div Raider

Worn from:  1960's - 1970's.

The arrowhead alludes to the pathfinder mission of the unit and the special skills possessed by American Indians in America's colonial history.  The double letters "AA" on the circular blue field are taken from the insignia of the Eighty-second Airborne Division.


101st Abn Div Recondo Sch patch
101st Abn Div
Recondo Sch

Worn from:  1960's - 1970's.

The arrowhead alludes to the pathfinder mission of the unit and the special skills of the American Indians in America's colonial history.  The white bars to either side of the arrowhead and the black circle in the center represent the unit's numerical designation.  Recondo refers to reconnaissance.


Prcht Team patch
Prcht Team

Worn from:  1980's.

The patch was worn as a scarf insignia and shows a paratrooper of the Golden Knights of free fall.


Prcht Team patch 2
Prcht Team 2

Worn from:  1969 - Current.

The colors black and gold (yellow) are the colors used at the United States Military Academy and were adopted by the Golden Knights to symbolize their being the best in their field.  The parachute canopy is the same design as the "Conquistador" used by the original Strategic Army Command sport parachute team.  Knights are associated with conquering; thus, the knight's helmet alludes to conquest -- the Golden Knights have conquered the sky by free fall parachuting.  The sky is represented by the nebuly (a heraldic delineation of clouds) outline base.


Prcht Team patch 3
Prcht Team 3
 

Worn from:  Unknown.

Worn on the black team jumpsuit.  Also found in reverse colors for the gold team.  The colors black and gold (yellow) are the colors used at the United States Military Academy and were adopted by the Golden Knights to symbolize their being the finest in their field.  The parachute canopy is the same design as that called the "Conquistador" used by the original Strategic Army Command sport parachute team.  Knights are associated with conquering; thus, the knight's helmet alludes to conquest -- the Golden Knights have conquered the sky by free fall parachuting.  The sky is represented by the nebuly (a heraldic delineation of clouds) outline base.


Abn Rigger patch
Abn Rigger

Worn from:  Unknown.

This insignia is a qualification badge awarded to individuals for completing the parachute packing course at the Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia.  The patch was worn over the right breast pocket.  The current insignia is made of metal with the letters inscribed in red enamel.


Abn Pathfinder patch
Abn Pathfinder

Worn from:  Unknown.

This patch was replaced with a metal badge in 1969 and is awarded to individuals completing pathfinder training at the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia.

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