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Morale Patches
« on: March 13, 2012, 19:27:09 »
Let's discuss, in a jovial manner, morale patches.  Got any, do they represent anything more than tongue in cheek or are they unprofessional and culturally insensitive?  I got "Taliban Hunting Club", "Infidel" and "Pork Eating Crusader", as well as "Merry Xmas and Peace on Earth--- You are welcome!".

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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 19:30:19 »
I got Afghanistan  Punisher patch.. something like my avatar.

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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 19:35:47 »
Some are alright I guess, unit ones are fine, but IMO it's kind of stupid when people cover every possible inch of velcro with those moral patches.
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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 20:08:33 »
Some are alright I guess, unit ones are fine, but IMO it's kind of stupid when people cover every possible inch of velcro with those moral patches though.

Agree.. there is major overkill, I've seen.

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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 20:16:52 »
I really want to pick up the 'F*** it, we'll do it live' patch from MilSpecMonkey. It's something I've uttered in frustration (or perverse glee) more than once, then I found out it's a patch. A bunch of our troops loaded up on patches at the PX in Ft Knox, and we've had to slap a few down who thought they could get away with wearing them in garrison. Overkill- yeah, one or two are fine. guys who engage in velcro abuse make baby Jesus cry though.

No need to restate my opinion on a few of the other patches that are out there per the other thread- I know it's the intent of this thread to avoid that, so I'll respect it.

What I've seen in at least three units now are unit patches that seem to have unit sanction and that guys are wearing on the velcro pocket on the left sleeve of their rain jacket. Anyone seeing this in other areas? I know that DLR is working on a formal system of patches for friendly force identification. I've long been a fan of the American system of a unit patch on the arm- though I recognize that they don't do the distinct unit headdress thing that we do.
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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 20:28:59 »
One of my favorites that I do not have is the "Suck Meter".

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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 23:00:17 »
What I've seen in at least three units now are unit patches that seem to have unit sanction and that guys are wearing on the velcro pocket on the left sleeve of their rain jacket. Anyone seeing this in other areas?
I've seen some guys who have stuck a square of tartan there. I'm assuming it was sanctioned, at some level, given the location.

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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 23:04:56 »
I've seen some guys who have stuck a square of tartan there. I'm assuming it was sanctioned, at some level, given the location.

That's the Camerons; the same square of regimental tartan as is worn behind the cap badge. The GGFG wear an enlarged version of the Guards tatch, and I've seen sappers from 33 CER with a regimental patch as well. The frequency and the contexts in which I've seen these suggest that all have unit sanction, and I know that the brigade chain of command all the way up saw enough of them in Ft Knox and wasn't troubled by it.
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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012, 07:10:13 »
I have a few. One that says "Patience my ***, let's kill something", one that says "all leave cancelled until morale improves" and one that has the MS Outlook logo with "MS OUTLOOK 3000 emails".

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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 07:17:21 »
There is a bunch of MS ones revolving around the amount of use and level of proficiency. :P

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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2012, 17:34:13 »
That's the Camerons; the same square of regimental tartan as is worn behind the cap badge. The GGFG wear an enlarged version of the Guards tatch, and I've seen sappers from 33 CER with a regimental patch as well. The frequency and the contexts in which I've seen these suggest that all have unit sanction, and I know that the brigade chain of command all the way up saw enough of them in Ft Knox and wasn't troubled by it.

Oh... goodie... it is like a UK Tactical Recognition Flash.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tactical_recognition_flash

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Re: CFB to CAFB?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2016, 11:06:27 »
Even in the CF days, the legal name according to the NDA has always been CAF, so sounds from the outside looking in like the good idea fairies are at 'er ...


Have those patches been mass produced?
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Re: Re: CFB to CAFB?
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2016, 11:25:27 »
Have those patches been mass produced?

Seconded... I require one!

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Re: Re: CFB to CAFB?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2016, 11:35:14 »
Seconded... I require one!

There are several on e-bay:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/121568271772
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Re: Re: CFB to CAFB?
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2016, 12:09:00 »
There are several on e-bay:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/121568271772

Topic getting off track... but all sold. I've messaged the seller about more. =D

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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2016, 14:49:19 »
Not to derail the other thread with morale patches... I wish I had of bought the Omar the Dead Terrorist "Silence!  We killed him and we'll kill you" patch that was briefly on sale at the Dutch PX in KAF.  You snooze, you lose.

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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2016, 14:59:21 »
Anyone know of the original supplier of this one (there are some on ebay) and its cost w/shipping?



Most of the ebay ones are going for around USD $7 and then shipping.
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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2016, 15:19:38 »
Contacted the seller on eBay about those patches. He doesn't have anymore and doesn't suspect he ever will  :(

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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2016, 11:01:34 »
Always thought this one was appropriate to both my military service and my present employment

NASA spent $12 Million designing a pen that could write in the zero gravity environment of space. The Russians went with pencils.

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Re: Morale Patches
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2016, 11:08:53 »
this is genius

NASA spent $12 Million designing a pen that could write in the zero gravity environment of space. The Russians went with pencils.

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Re: Re: CFB to CAFB?
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2016, 11:44:40 »
Seconded... I require one!

I know where you work...one alone will not be enough!   ;D
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Re: Re: CFB to CAFB?
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2016, 18:12:36 »
I know where you work...one alone will not be enough!   ;D

I wish you were joking. =D
I've drawn it up and put in for a quote... we'll see

Edit: Price is as follows...
1 - $40.47
5 - $61.35 ($12.27ea)
10 - $85.30 ($8.53ea)
20 - $130.60 ($6.53ea)

Seems rather expensive, no? Having said that, if 10 people wanted them, I can organize =D
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