Choice unused TCQC pocket patch – German made.
TCQC Pocket Patch – 1969 Distinguished Tank Crew. (TCQC- Tank Crew Qualification Course). Made on dark green cotton twill with embroidered yellow and black thread.
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.
5 1/4 inches long.
From the Robert Borrell Artillery Collection.