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Old 12-03-21, 03:05 PM
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Yes, a good patch.

As to Civil Defense? Very difficult to be 100 sure as there were so many variations in so many colors and of course these were all unofficial. I believe they were made in many different colors to 'market' them at different units. However as it was up to the individual to purchase their own, they could have just sprung for anything that caught their eye or look appropriate (or was in stock).

Unless we can find a catalogue (I haven't as yet) that specifically shows the colors and indicated who they were aimed at, it's likely we will never know.

All that said, I think it's reasonably to attribute certain colors to appropriate units - in the absence of any concrete documentation.

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