Choice condition cavalry unit marked pocket patch.
TCQC Pocket Patch – 2nd Cavalry/ 1979 Subaltern Shoot / Qualified, (TCQC- Tank Crew Qualification Course). Made on OD green cotton twill with all black embroidery.
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 3/4 inches wide.
From the Robert Borrell Artillery Collection.