101st Airborne white tongue patch

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101st Airborne white tongue patch

Postby muckaroon1960 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:30 pm

New to my collection is a 101st Airborne patch with a white tongue on the eagle. It is a one piece patch with a green outer edge on the main body which is more shield shaped than others and a black edge on the Airborne title. This maybe quite rare as I've seen others with a white tongue and black edging, white tongue and green edging and some with the title attached and others without.
It doesn't fluoresce under UV light and is stitched throughout. I believe it maybe a 101st engineering battalion patch due to the green edge and I've only seen one other which was listed as WW2 and very rare? Anyways I like it and it will look good in the collection. :thumbsup:
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Re: 101st Airborne white tongue patch

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:39 pm

Great patch Paul. There's more to these than many think with different patterns, designs and eras etc. Wonder if there is a reference book on these? If not there should be. Great addition to your collection. Regards Mark

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Re: 101st Airborne white tongue patch

Postby The Devils Bank » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:29 pm

Lovely patch mate, great to see the different patterns :thumbsup:

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Re: 101st Airborne white tongue patch

Postby Andyb » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:25 pm

Great patch Paul. This is the most popular you see for airborne but I didn't realise they were different varieties :thumbsup:

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