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Old 29-07-19, 08:10 AM
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Hi all. I have recently acquired this patch but know nothing about it. From some tentative research the style seems similar to some Rhodesian Guard Force patches that I have seen on the net. Other than that I have drawn a blank, apart from when I have googled Melsetter, I get hits relating to a small BSAP post. Any opinions on this patch would be most welcome. Many thanks.
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Old 29-07-19, 08:52 AM
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Some kind of morale patch? The old mushroom - "kept in the dark and fed on horse "manure" joke?
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Old 29-07-19, 08:57 AM
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Page 34 of this pdf, "The Outpost", a BSAP Association Newsletter explains about "The Mushroom", the logo as per the patch is shown on a coffee mug and it is mentioned that a patch was worn on camo uniform.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...nMNUFMJhGrjzlq

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Some kind of morale patch? The old mushroom - "kept in the dark and fed on horse "manure" joke?
That was my first thought when I saw the mushroom Leigh. I think I have seen a similar phrase on a USMC patch or something.
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Page 34 of this pdf, "The Outpost", a BSAP Association Newsletter explains about "The Mushroom", the logo as per the patch is shown on a coffee mug and it is mentioned that a patch was worn on camo uniform.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...nMNUFMJhGrjzlq
Oh wow. Well that pretty much sums it up. Thank you ever so much for finding that for me. Now I just need to find out if its real. I didn't realise such a small number would have worn this (unless its talking about another patch).
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I first came across the mushroom KITD/FOHS patches when they were mentioned in a book about the Son Tay PW rescue operation that I read back in the 70's.
Ever original I had T-shirts produced showing the logo addapted for use by my battalions Intelligence Cell.
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