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where did the chevron marking come from?
Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 05, 2005
KitMaker: 85 posts
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 10:51 AM UTC
Hey there.

I've been wondering this for a long time: Where did the chevron marking for Coalition forces in Iraq originate? I know it was used in the 1991 Gulf War by Coalition Forces, but does it pre-date that? How was it decided to use the Chevron over some other insignia? Are the Chevrons used by the IDF related?

Mike McGregor
Western Australia, Australia
Joined: June 05, 2007
KitMaker: 2,166 posts
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009 - 08:00 PM UTC
A tough question... I'm afraid I don't know the answer.

I'm sure there are servicemen around who could enlighten us?