This is a sample of some of the patches I have gathered during my CAP career. I have added as much info as I can remember about each one. Hope you see something new and interesting.
Note: The images can take some time to load...so don't worry, it's not your computer's fault.
This patch was given to participants in the first 'Wings of Freedom' air show in Frederick, Maryland. I believe it was in 1995 or 96. It was authorized for wear by the MD Wing Commander on the right shoulder of the BDU, and Jumpsuit Uniforms.
Mt. Airy Composite Squadron Patch
This is the current Mt. Airy Composite Squadron (MD091) Patch.
Frederick Composite Squadron Patch
This is the Current Frederick Composite Squadron (MD003) Patch. The patch was adapted from an older squadron patch design by 2nd Lt Aaron Horton, CAP. The representation on the patch takes into account the three emergency services functions; blue for air operations, green for ground operations, and the lightning bolt for communications.
This patch was the official 'Sheriff Style' Frederick Composite Squadron patch (Frederick, MD) from about 1989 to approx. 1992. It became obsolete when wing regulations forced squadron patches to resemble the standard 'wing patch' in size and shape. I call it sheriff style because it was fashioned after the Frederick county Sheriff's shoulder patch.
This patch was awarded to participants in the CAP EAA Oshkosh activity, previously, and now, known as the Blue Beret Activity. This patch was awarded to me when I attended in 1993.
This patch was based on a Search and Rescue rating system that Maryland wing used in the mid to late 80's (maybe before). The system was essentially a Maryland Ranger program similar to Pennsylvania Wing. The patch was worn on the pocket of the O.D. green fatigues.
It is a little bit ratty, but hey, I bet you don't have one. The strings you see are not from the patch, but they are the threads used to sew the patch to the uniform. It is really in excellent condition except for the tear near "TEAM".
This example was 'rescued' from a batch of squadron fatigues that were being donated to Goodwill when CAP switched to the BDUs.
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