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ARTIFACT: This is a nice circa late 1960s patch for the United States Navy Fleet Composite Squadron 10 (Flecompron 10/VC-10), aka "Crusaders". The squadron served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and flew Vought F-8 Crusaders until deactivation in 1968. The patch is Japanese-made by Ace Novelty and still has its original manufacturer's tag. The patch shows a purple shield bearing a white cross at its center.
VINTAGE: Circa late 1960s.
SIZE: Approximately 3-15/16" in height and 4-1/8" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Fully embroidered in cotton/polyester thread.
MARKINGS: Ace Novelty Box 1374 Tokyo Japan label on reverse.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Navy fleet composite squadron patch collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MEJV13 LADEX10/13 SADEX12/14
CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): The patch has some light wear only.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.