Nice ID’d TCQC pocket patch circa late 60’s- 70’s.
TCQC Pocket Patch – 4th BN 69th Armor, (TCQC- Tank Crew Qualification Course). Made on OD cotton twill with all embroidered medium green and black thread. Not dated but Circa late 1960’s 70’s.
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 inches long.
Fine condition. Has been worn on uniform
From the Robert Borrell Artillery Collection.