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Monarch G1

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by SPLINTER, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. SPLINTER

    SPLINTER New in Town

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    Hi everyone
    I have just come into possession of a monarch G1 flight jacket in need of a little restoration. It requires the usual cuffs and maybe the collar at a later date. The leather is quite thick —- much thicker than my l w foster. Anyhow I really love this jacket but one thing I have noticed that apart from the name tag having been removed I have noticed than on the right chest there is stitch holes where a very small patch once was . This is about 40mm by 40mm in size. It’s to small to have been a squadron patch so what do any of you members think it could have been . This might be a stupid question but I’m just curious.
    I’ll post pics of the jacket soon.
     
  2. Deacon211

    Deacon211 Practically Family

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    Hey Splinter,

    Love to see pics, but it’s a total toss up as to what could have been there. Could be a ship patch, aircraft patch, maybe even just a small diameter Navy or Marine insignia. The fact that it is round of course makes it harder. If it had been some odd shape, it might have given itself away.


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  3. SPLINTER

    SPLINTER New in Town

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    Hi
    thanks for your reply --- I feel that it may have been a stupid question but with so many knowledgeable folks on here i thought maybe , just maybe someone would know . ---- Its Basically been a square patch about 40mm by 40mm on the rh upper chest . I thought possibly a ranking or insignia ----would have posted an image but ive got the jacket boxed up for repairs now and i'd gave up on finding an answer lol.
     
  4. Deacon211

    Deacon211 Practically Family

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    Ha! Well no stupid questions... Plus, it’s always interesting to see a jacket that has something out of the ordinary. It kind of builds the knowledge base and all that.

    I reconsidered the size of your patch and it occurs to me that it IS awful small. Now, I’m almost thinking it could have been as you say a rank insignia in leather, or even a backing for a badge or pin, like a chief's pin.

    Especially back in the day, a lot of folks coveted the G-1 that were not traditionally pilots or aircrew. So, it could certainly be something other than a unit patch.

    Pretty unique jacket you have there!


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