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afgeo4
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« Reply #680 on: February 18, 2012, 12:10:25 AM »

Here's my unit's patch. I welcome all comments on it.

afgeo4...I like it! Does the work inside the Disk have any heraldry meaning to it?

Yes, it does. My squadron meets at the old Floyd Bennett Field and we got the inspiration from a former USAF unit that was stationed there. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/394th_Bombardment_Group
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« Reply #681 on: February 18, 2012, 12:12:30 AM »

Here's my unit's patch. I welcome all comments on it.
afgeo4...I like it! Does the work inside the Disk have any heraldry meaning to it?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/106th_Rescue_Wing

Interestingly, I didn't know about 106 RQWs design being very similar until after I had my patches produced. In fact, they were influenced by the same unit that used to be stationed at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn.
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GEORGE LURYE
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« Reply #682 on: February 18, 2012, 03:39:16 PM »

Sq 150 is a lot smaller these days. These guys are one of those "Flying Club" Senior Squadrons you hear about.

ROFL ...
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abdsp51
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« Reply #683 on: April 26, 2012, 09:15:39 PM »

Here is the link for my first squadron http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/OS/index.html look at OS-119 and my old unit from down south look at CA-354 http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/CA/index.html.
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« Reply #684 on: April 26, 2012, 09:20:30 PM »

Here is the link for my first squadron http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/OS/index.html look at OS-119 and my old unit from down south look at CA-354 http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/CA/index.html.
Fixed the link for you. (The . should not be there.)
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abdsp51
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« Reply #685 on: April 26, 2012, 09:49:57 PM »

Why thank you much appreciated.
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That Anonymous Guy
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« Reply #686 on: April 28, 2012, 10:15:00 PM »

Here are three patches I used to wear in the '90s...
Earhart squadron is the one in Yonkers? I really like their new patch and they are a great group of guys and girls. If I remember correctly there's a C130 in the middle and the wings stickout in between the rockers.
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« Reply #687 on: April 29, 2012, 10:18:50 PM »

I like this one. 
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« Reply #688 on: April 30, 2012, 11:16:55 AM »

BTW, I'm just curious, this forum wasn't about who had what plan for what wing patches and who's right about what. Someone had posted florida's patch, and I figured that a Wing Director of Cadet Programs who was serving in that position at the time of their wings patch change, would know a thing or two about why they changed it, so i commented on the photo. It made since to me.
No, you indicated that the plan was to implement that design nationally.

Mustang is right... This ugly design was supposed to go nationwide. Another one of X-General Peneda's great ideas But when he was forced to resign, and dissapeared, this universal wing patch idea went with him.

You said nothing about why or who in Florida.  I have no doubt whatsoever that a Florida Wing Staffer had information about the Florida Wing patch, and every doubt that HWSRN had any plan to make the insignia in question standardized for every wing.

Actually, the guy who proposed it told me a few years ago that the end result wasn't at all what was envisioned. It was supposed to be a modernization of the World War II-era disc and arc, where the red arc would have "FLORIDA" inscribed instead of "CIVIL AIR PATROL." It was envisioned as a template for which the other 51 wings could hang their hat, hence the thought that it would "go national."

Somehow, a suggestion at a wing staff meeting went sideways enough that Florida wound up with the godawfulest wing emblem in the nation for a while (that honor now goes to a few other wings). While many hearken for the gator, which would look just fine in the Air Force modified-boiler shield (since the shield's supposed to have a gold border, the gator on a gold background would need a red outline around the shield, inside the border, to blazon correctly), I've come around on the current emblem. The HWSRN-era patch deservedly belongs on the historical scrap heap.
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« Reply #689 on: May 09, 2012, 03:29:53 PM »

Here is ours...Flying Castle Composite Squadron, SWR-OK-008, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

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« Reply #690 on: May 17, 2012, 01:47:49 PM »

I like my squadron patch!  :clap: sorry for bad quality.  :o
 
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« Reply #691 on: May 17, 2012, 05:09:05 PM »

I like my squadron patch!  :clap: sorry for bad quality.  :o
 
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You know, the guy who owns the page you sucked patch image from, makes them small like that for exactly that reason. You are essentially stealing his bandwidth by linking to his site, instead of taking your own pic, and hosting it yourself.
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« Reply #692 on: May 17, 2012, 06:02:17 PM »


They're not the only ones..



Could be a left over/holdout from a time when ....

Sq 150 is a lot smaller these days. These guys are one of those "Flying Club" Senior Squadrons you hear about.

Ouch!
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Struts
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« Reply #693 on: May 21, 2012, 03:43:42 PM »

The best for last  8) ...
How do I post an image in here?
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« Reply #694 on: May 21, 2012, 03:58:49 PM »

The best for last  8) ...
How do I post an image in here?

Link to it hosted somewhere like Imageshack.
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Struts
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« Reply #695 on: May 21, 2012, 04:03:34 PM »

Hmm well then I will just direct you all to this site then.

http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/nh/index.html
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« Reply #696 on: March 21, 2013, 04:04:33 PM »

I know, an old old thread, but I have a question in reference to this post...

This thread hasn't been going for awhile, but I liked the discussion. For those that don't know, I'm the webmaster of the "CAP Patches" website at http://www.INCOUNTRY.us/cappatches/ .
I'm glad some of you have referenced the site and been able to use images from it!

All these cool CAP patches that that I see appearing on CAP-Talk... let's do some TRADING! I'd love to be able to preserve every patch I've see in my physical and web displays.

On the site, I have the start of a "Patch Creation" section that I think was put together about five years ago. It's been sitting in a rough stage, gathering cobwebs, and needs an extreme makeover!  I'd like to self-contain the page as much as possible, as hot-links always seem to become in-op eventually.

Basically, I'd like to include four parts to the page: CAP regs, USAF regs, heraldry (the largest portion), and ordering/manufacturing. These are the things I get asked about the most. The patch "templates" I have on there have been pretty popular too.

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NOW....
A few people have made a big stink about the shape of the patch, with shields are only used for upper level units, disks for lower level units, etc.

True - that is how the USAF does it now, however all of our wing patches (at some point) were designed during the late-40s/early-50s when the USAF was brand spanking new and used the Army's dirrections on insignia.

If we're going to change our patches to meet current USAF criteria, it needs to start at the top with the Wing Patches. They met AAC/AAF regs on conception, but the Air Force never requested we follow suit with their changes - including removing <cough> "division" patches from our shoulders.

So know that the wing patches have been removed from the shoulder, should we make shield-shape versions of them for our pockets?  I'm for it!  But until that happens, don't expect the lower-level units to start complying with a standard that doesn't exist yet.

FYI - a regulation on patch design HAS been proposed to the National Level before.

- Ace

Note:  I AM NOT ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE MY SQUADRON PATCH, I AM JUST INQUIRING.

Since this was posted, is there a regulation on squadron patches as far as shape and other requirements?

The patch much squadron has right now was created in 1991 by me and another cadet.  It is in the shape of a shield, and if this isn't the correct style/shape, I wouldn't be opposed to altering it a bit.  Maybe keep the same designs/colors/words, but change the shape.



I'm thinking we may want to shift to this style:


From this style:
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RiverAux
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« Reply #697 on: March 21, 2013, 04:13:58 PM »

No national regulation on this has been approved that I've heard of.  Some wings have implemented such standards on their own though. 
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« Reply #698 on: March 21, 2013, 04:27:49 PM »

As RiverAux said, no regulation change has come through.  Though it does seem (from an anecdotal standpoint) that an increasing number of CAP units are adhering the Air Force's standard by using the appropriate emblem shape for their unit's echelon.
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Jaison009
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« Reply #699 on: March 21, 2013, 07:20:42 PM »

http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/AR/index.html   AR-040

My old squadron that I helped get off the ground in Branson, MO was a triangle shaped patch "Branson Tri-Lakes Composite Squadron" http://www.angelfire.com/mo3/bransoncap/openhouse.htm that Edward Lenoard came up with. They are named differently now.

Before that I was with Fairbanks Composite Squadron PCR-AK-009 "Black Wolves". We never had a patch officially made but our shirts were black with a golden wolf head inside the shield and Fairbanks Composite Squadron on the bottom of the shield. Others were just arching words Fairbanks Composite Squadron with a wolf head and Black Wolves underneath that would have fit the guidelines somewhat if it was made into a patch. The head looked a lot like the real deal http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000v4RBmxGYYaw/s/600/600/MW862.jpg. It was pretty cool looking for a cadet and told everyone who we were.
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