Unknown possibly French Patch needing ID!!

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    Unknown possibly French Patch needing ID!!

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:09 am

    Hi Guys.

    After being unsuccessful in my own research, I was wondering if anyone here could shed some light on the origins of this Patch, I bought it thinking it was French, but I have no ideas what the HKQG stands for ??????



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    Re: Unknown possibly French Patch needing ID!!

    Post by filupe on Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:42 am

    The insignia looks like it probably is Belgian. They have a Para-Commando Regiment and the pictured wing insignia looks very similar to the beret badge of the Staff and HQ element of that formation.

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    Re: Unknown possibly French Patch needing ID!!

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:30 pm

    filupe wrote:The insignia looks like it probably is Belgian. They have a Para-Commando Regiment and the pictured wing insignia looks very similar to the beret badge of the Staff and HQ element of that formation.

    See here


    Many thanks filupe, I spent hours trying to work out if this one is French, with no luck!!!, so maybe this one is a Belgium patch instead???.

    Thanks again Mate, and that's a good link to this website Very Happy

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    Re: Unknown possibly French Patch needing ID!!

    Post by Albano on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:51 am

    Yes it looks like the belgian para-commando brevet and the 2 color ribbon is probably mention to both para and commando beret colors.
    The letters HK and QG could be for Hoofdkwartier in flemish and Quartier-Génerale in french as Belgium is a bilingue country and it refers to Headquarters

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    Re: Unknown possibly French Patch needing ID!!

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:01 pm

    Albano wrote:Yes it looks like the belgian para-commando brevet and the 2 color ribbon is probably mention to both para and commando beret colors.
    The letters HK and QG could be for Hoofdkwartier in flemish and Quartier-Génerale in french as Belgium is a bilingue country and it refers to Headquarters

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    Excellent ,Many thanks Albano, especially for the translation of the HKQG, this had me puzzled!!!

    I forgot to mention before this patch is huge,11cm across !!!

    Thanks for the info and your input, it's very much appreciated Wink

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    Re: Unknown possibly French Patch needing ID!!

    Post by Albano on Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:48 am

    That big!? I would say that patch is not service issue but some souvenier type to stitch to other than service uniforms. But then it's my guess. Would be nice to see if some belgium user could sort that out Smile

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    Re: Unknown possibly French Patch needing ID!!

    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:26 pm

    Albano wrote:That big!? I would say that patch is not service issue but some souvenier type to stitch to other than service uniforms. But then it's my guess. Would be nice to see if some belgium user could sort that out Smile

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    Hi Albano, yes it's a big one!, which like leads me to think not a standard issue uniform piece either.

    I too look forward to hearing from one of the Belgium members here, I may never truly find out it's usage ,but It was was cheap, but curiousity get's the better of me.

    Thanks again for your input, it's fully appreciated. Very Happy

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