Variant patch made in a rectangular shape, nice with unit ID.
TCQC Pocket Patch – 1969 1st Bn 64th Armor, (TCQC- Tank Crew Qualification Course). Rectangular type made on green cotton with all embroidered yellow thread. Pulled from a scrapbook.
The practice of using these patches began in Germany during the 1960s to early 1980s, but was banned by the army, and this type of a badge was assimilated into the existing marksmanship badges program.
See William K. Emerson’s book, “Marksmanship In The U.S. Army,” page 100 for more in depth information on these un-authorized qualification patches.
4 inches long.
Excellent condition. Has some paper residue from scrapbook page.
From the Robert Borrell Artillery Collection.