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FRENCH Patch identification

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FRENCH Patch identification

#1 Post by 72 usmc » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:44 am

I have no idea if it is British or French, WW I or WW II. If anyone that knows or collects patches has any idea please can you identify this patch? It is a British olive color and has bullion thread and small metal disks sewn on a half moon shape with the number 4 above the half moon symbol. I found it in a box of patches and paid 50 cents. I have no idea what it is???? It is 3 1/2 inches long by 1 7/8 wide at its widest portion. It has some sort of dirty white or very light grey piping at the top.
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Re: Patch identification

#2 Post by Cattus Borealis » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:36 pm

I'm willing to bet it is French for their North African troops. The Islamic crescent gives it away.

Someone wiser than me probably has better intel...

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Re: Patch identification

#3 Post by 72 usmc » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:41 pm

I agree it is most likely French by shape and design, but the insignia of the 4e regiment de chasseurs d'Afriques is different and most with a 4 have similar shape but a horn. I guess we need a French patch collector to ID this hard to find patch. This could be a Quiz almost all would fail.
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