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alamrcn
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Civil Air Patrol Patches
« Reply #360 on: May 09, 2008, 03:46:25 PM »

To all who have e-mailed me and not gotten a response, I'm sorry for the delay but  WILL get back to you. Spring has come in like a lion between personal and occupational duties for me...

Anyway, I posted the art for this awhile back, but neglected to put up a scan of the patch after it got made.



This is an activity/event patch for cadets. Here's the "what/why" info on it...
http://www.incountry.us/cappatches/MN/mnctg10.html

Thanks for looking,
-Ace

And before you fargen board trolls out there start in on it AGAIN, those interested in this patch thread are not interested in hearing your negative opinions about patches. Move on to another thread and try being helpful and thoughtful for once.
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« Reply #361 on: May 09, 2008, 03:57:22 PM »

^ Very colorful!  Nice
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« Reply #362 on: May 09, 2008, 04:02:04 PM »

Looks good I lke the eagle. :clap:
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Eclipse
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« Reply #363 on: May 09, 2008, 04:35:07 PM »

And before you fargen board trolls out there start in on it AGAIN, those interested in this patch thread are not interested in hearing your negative opinions about patches. Move on to another thread and try being helpful and thoughtful for once.

um...I disagree - and with no comment on the above, if you place something out for public review, you open yourself up to public criticism as well, part of the game.
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ddelaney103
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« Reply #364 on: May 09, 2008, 06:20:09 PM »

And before you fargen board trolls out there start in on it AGAIN, those interested in this patch thread are not interested in hearing your negative opinions about patches. Move on to another thread and try being helpful and thoughtful for once.

um...I disagree - and with no comment on the above, if you place something out for public review, you open yourself up to public criticism as well, part of the game.

I gotta back Eclipse on this one (Satan is putting on ski boots and buying lift tickets as I type...).

The idea that people put stuff out here and expect nothing but unalloyed squeeing about it smacks of the "Every Cadet's a winner in CAP!" heresy that is the bane of so many org's.

I put stuff up here, it gets knocked about - sometimes fairly, sometimes not.  Consider the source, take whatever lesson you can from it and move on.  Learning how not to let criticism get to you is vital to professional success and your mental health.

Of course, I'm still working on that skill even now...
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MIKE
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« Reply #365 on: May 09, 2008, 06:33:43 PM »

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In an effort to facilitate brainstorming the topic, I started to search the web for squadron patches that were well designed and met USAF heraldry guidelines for squadrons.  To my surprise, I was only able to find a small handful of squadron patches that were both very appealing as well as properly "formatted."

So, any of you out there have for your unit or know of other units that have really well done squadron patches?

I recall a really neat unit patch from I think MDWG that had a cartoon turtle armed with a Lewis Gun.  It was really well done, but still wouldn't have met the critera of this thread.
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« Reply #366 on: May 09, 2008, 11:57:14 PM »

^
In an effort to facilitate brainstorming the topic, I started to search the web for squadron patches that were well designed and met USAF heraldry guidelines for squadrons.  To my surprise, I was only able to find a small handful of squadron patches that were both very appealing as well as properly "formatted."

So, any of you out there have for your unit or know of other units that have really well done squadron patches?

I recall a really neat unit patch from I think MDWG that had a cartoon turtle armed with a Lewis Gun.  It was really well done, but still wouldn't have met the critera of this thread.

That would be the one I had designed for my old sqdn:

http://www.mdcap.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=unit.view&unitID=5

We were definitely looking for a WWII-ish looking patch when we did that.
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« Reply #367 on: May 09, 2008, 11:59:52 PM »

^ That is AWESOME!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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« Reply #368 on: May 10, 2008, 06:57:08 AM »

Just thought I'd include an image of our new patch.

Our unit recently completed a squadron identity change - new name, motto, patch.

The cadets initiated the process and the project was overseen by the PAO (myself).




Heraldry of the Patch:

The Olive Branch Composite Squadron consists of a round disc with upper and lower rockers.

The upper rocker contains the Latin text of our Squadron motto: "Primoris in Divum Primoris Humi." When translated to English - "First in the Air, First on the Ground."  The motto has dual significance in our goals of being the first organization to respond in times of need and the effort to strive for excellence in all that we do.

The lower rocker contains the text of our Squadron name: Olive Branch Composite Sqdrn.

The disc contains the image of an ascending white dove carrying a brown and green olive branch on a ultramarine blue field with yellow borders. The blue represents "the sky", the primary theater of Civil Air Patrol operations, while the yello represents "the sun" and the excellence required of Squadron personnel. Together the inclusion of those colors indicates the status of the unit as part of the U.S. Air Force's Auxilliary.

The ascending white dove is the wayfarer of the sky, a being who though belongs to the earth is capable of dwelling in the sky. It symbolizes the individual Officers and Cadets of the unit and their peaceful connection to aviation. The dove's ascending orientation reresents the member's efforts to rise and excel in everthything they do.

The Olive Branch carried by the dove represents the city in in which the Squadron is based, Olive Branch, MS, and dually symbolizes the units peaceful mission.

Above the dove are three red stars. These stars represent the three missions of the Civil Air Patrol; Emergency Services, Cadet Programs, and Aerospace Education with the color indicating the unit's zeal in perfoming them.



We should have the finished product in hand in about two weeks.


I appreciate your work but . . . It looks like a chaplains service patch.  In heraldry, the dove is always a religious symbol.
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Gunner C
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« Reply #369 on: May 10, 2008, 06:58:15 AM »

^
In an effort to facilitate brainstorming the topic, I started to search the web for squadron patches that were well designed and met USAF heraldry guidelines for squadrons.  To my surprise, I was only able to find a small handful of squadron patches that were both very appealing as well as properly "formatted."

So, any of you out there have for your unit or know of other units that have really well done squadron patches?

I recall a really neat unit patch from I think MDWG that had a cartoon turtle armed with a Lewis Gun.  It was really well done, but still wouldn't have met the critera of this thread.

That would be the one I had designed for my old sqdn:

http://www.mdcap.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=unit.view&unitID=5

We were definitely looking for a WWII-ish looking patch when we did that.

That's more like it!

GC
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Fifinella
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« Reply #370 on: May 10, 2008, 09:18:46 PM »

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« Reply #371 on: May 10, 2008, 09:39:34 PM »

^
In an effort to facilitate brainstorming the topic, I started to search the web for squadron patches that were well designed and met USAF heraldry guidelines for squadrons.  To my surprise, I was only able to find a small handful of squadron patches that were both very appealing as well as properly "formatted."

So, any of you out there have for your unit or know of other units that have really well done squadron patches?

I recall a really neat unit patch from I think MDWG that had a cartoon turtle armed with a Lewis Gun.  It was really well done, but still wouldn't have met the critera of this thread.

Probably most of the patches posted in this thread wouldn't meet what I originally posted looking for.  It's turned more into an "everybody share any patch" thread.  ;)
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Michael F. Kieloch, Maj, CAP
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Eclipse
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« Reply #372 on: May 10, 2008, 10:23:56 PM »

What about a new thread, heavily moderated, with no comment, simply the image and unit info?
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« Reply #373 on: May 10, 2008, 10:31:06 PM »

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 :D :D :D :clap: :clap: :clap:
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alamrcn
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Civil Air Patrol Patches
« Reply #374 on: May 10, 2008, 11:21:34 PM »

I hardly think calling people fargen board trolls is being helpful and thoughtful

I was looking out for the larger whole, not the un-named trolls, which I believe was helpful and thoughtful. Why do we need to keep reading [here] abount "I hate patches" and "we shouldn't wear any patches" again and again? It's just not the right thread for it, that's all.

I take criticism very well, but prefer to take it in person or in private... not in the impersonalization of a discussion board post. Awgh, now THIS is the topic and not patches........................ great.

-Ace


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Ace Browning, Maj, CAP
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« Reply #375 on: May 11, 2008, 10:51:01 AM »

Why do we need to keep reading [here] abount "I hate patches" and "we shouldn't wear any patches" again and again? It's just not the right thread for it, that's all.

The bias is obvious Ace.
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Mike Johnston
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« Reply #376 on: May 11, 2008, 11:41:29 AM »

The Olive Branch patch looks very nice.  However, the separate upper and lower rockers just look a little odd to me.  Could you have got the motto in English if you wrapped it all the way around the patch rather than trying for just a rocker?
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Eclipse
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« Reply #377 on: May 11, 2008, 12:25:56 PM »

The Olive Branch patch looks very nice.  However, the separate upper and lower rockers just look a little odd to me.  Could you have got the motto in English if you wrapped it all the way around the patch rather than trying for just a rocker?

Odd?  How?

They are the way they are supposed to be - its not supposed to be a closed circle.
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alamrcn
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Civil Air Patrol Patches
« Reply #378 on: May 11, 2008, 06:25:39 PM »

Yeah, I am biased. Patches, Harleys, Redheads.... I have my guilty pleasures!

I don't think there has been any predetermined length of size of the tabs in AF publications. I guess some geometry could be applied.

I'm for the left side of the top tab lining up with the right side of the bottom tab, and vise versa. Regardless of the size of the tabs, they look pretty good if the sides make an "X" with two diameters, right in the center of the disk. The Olive Branch patch does do this.

Maybe and engineer out there can "break it down" more, heh.

-Ace


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Ace Browning, Maj, CAP
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« Reply #379 on: May 11, 2008, 10:20:27 PM »

I think the only guideline for the arcs is that if you have an upper and lower one they should be of equal length.
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