7.06.2011

New Multicam™ Patches for Sale at MilitaryUniformSupply.com

In the past, big battles were fought by tens of thousands of men in a relatively small area. In these times, a distinctively colored uniform allowed commanders to recognize their troops, which proved advantageous. By the start of the 20th century though, technology has made this mode of fighting obsolete. Concealment was desired and environment blending army uniforms were introduced. Army patches were developed to distinguish one unit member from another. By the 21st century, camouflage patterns are continuously improved with the current Multicam™ uniforms requiring patches of the same kind. Thus, military suppliers offer Multicam™ patches for sale for every possible need.

Army patches were first introduced in 1918, at the height of the First World War. The 81st Division of the U.S. Army Unit was the first unit to sport Army patches, soon followed by the other divisions for purposes of identifying the unit they belonged to. The image of the wildcat was chosen as the 81st Division’s symbol, which was later adopted by the Inspector General’s office. Soon after, the use of patches was ordered in all divisions. During the order, it was noted that two patches may be worn: one on the left shoulder and the other on the right. The patch on the left represents the unit the serviceman currently belongs to. The patch worn on the right signifies honor for having fought in a combat zone under a particular unit.

The popularity of army patches did not take long to catch on, especially with the veteran soldiers who have documented evidences of their unit affiliations on top of their discharge papers. Today many patches and divisions have survived but others have been retired only to be revived during the Second World War. Others have been permanently retired. When the National Geographic magazine wrote about army patches in 1919, civilian interest was sparked and army patch collection was born. Among the most distinctive army patches was the Big Red One which belongs to the 1st Infantry Division. It was so-called because it is very simply designed with a large “number 1”. Released on October 31, 1918, the division was the first to land in France in World War One and to engage in combat at that time. Army patches reflected symbolism and heraldry during World War II.

Today, historical army patches are sold in military surplus outlets such as the MilitaryUniformSupply.com. Committed to the provision of quality military clothing and accessories to its customers, Military Uniform Supply (MUS) offers numerous designs of army patches which can be used for combat, garrison duty, as a badge of honor, or as a fashion statement.

Military Uniform Supply recently released ten (10) Multicam™ army patches which have been added to their ever growing inventory. One of these new designs is the 20th Support Command Multicam™ patch. Specified for the Army OCP or Multicam™ uniform, these patches are made to match the Multicam™ camouflage pattern. Another new patch available at MUS is the 300th MP Brigade Multicam™ patch which bears the design of a key. The Afghanistan Combined Forces Command patch, like the previous two, is designed for the Army Multicam™ OCP uniform. Designed with an eagle about to set its claws down on the craggy mountains of Afghanistan, this patch follows the specific regulations of The Institute of Heraldry, which is responsible for coming up with the designs of the patches for army use.

The U.S. Army Acquisition Executive Support Emergency patch bears the symbol of Alpha and Omega while 36th Engineer Brigade patch features a seahorse. The Multicam™ and OCP patch of the 3rd Infantry Division is simply designed with diagonal stripes with black alternating with Bagby Green. Included in the current batch of new Multicam™ patches at MUS is the 800th MP Brigade Multicam™ patch and the 311th Sustainment Command patch, and the 43rd MP Brigade patch.

The final inclusion of newly available patches at MUS is the JFK Special Warfare Center Multicam™ patch with Airborne Tab. All the new patches at MilitaryUniformSupply.com are made according to the specifics of The Institute of Heraldry (or TIOH) and are attached by Velcro® or equivalent hook fastener. These patches are competitively priced, ranging from $6.50 to $8.00 USD.

If you opt to get your army Multicam™ patches at MUS, you can be assured of good quality and excellent craftsmanship at a reasonable cost. Visit www.militaryuniformsupply.com to learn more.

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