ANTARCTIC PATCHES

One of the distinctive aspects of working in the Antarctic is the need for warm clothing to keep out the cold, the biting wind and the occasional snow.  When wrapped up in bulky clothing it then becomes difficult to recognise people both individually and as to what group, team or expedition the person belongs to. This is particularly the case with the Americans at McMurdo who use coloured clothing to distinguish scientists from support staff, air crews from expedition members, workers from VIP visitors etc. New Zealanders working at nearby Scott Base also like to distinguish themselves both from other New Zealanders and from the 100's of Americans passing through Williams Field Airport Facility.  We also list below some Australian Antarctic patches, some from the Italian Antarctic program plus a few other odds.

To aid this identification and as a sign of pride in the organisation to which they belong many groups have also adopted distinctive patches which are worn on their clothing usually on their shoulders or sometimes on their breast pockets. The following patches are all authentic machine embroidered patches as worn in the Antarctic.

PRICE is US$10 per patch.

PatchVXE-6Herc.jpg (64361 bytes)

PatchVXE-6Helo.jpg (62395 bytes)

PATCH 1.   VXE-6 US NAVY HERCULES SKIER

 

PATCH 2.     VXE-6 US NAVY  HELICOPTER

 

PatchNYANG139tri.jpg (65599 bytes) PatchPenguinAirtri.jpg (59494 bytes)

PATCH 3.   NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD 139

 

PATCH 4.   PENGUIN AIR US NAVY HERCULES

 

PatchRavenGang.jpg (64980 bytes) PatchPuckeredpenguin.jpg (65442 bytes)

PATCH 5.      ANG 139 - THE RAVEN GANG.

 

PATCH 6.    THE RETURN OF PUCKERED PETE.

 

PATCH 7.      US FLAG & LC-130 HERCULES.

 

PATCH 8.   US FLAG & C-17 GLOBEMASTER.

 

PatchC-141Starlifter.jpg (46595 bytes) PatchNYANGSkier.jpg (42810 bytes)

PATCH 9.     US FLAG & C-141 STARLIFTER.

 

PATCH 10.   LC-130 HERCULES & 139 NYANG.

 

PatchRugbyClub.jpg (53060 bytes)

PATCH 11.   NZ FLAG & RNZAF HERCULES

 

PATCH 12.   ANTARCTICA RUGBY CLUB

 

PatchScottBase.jpg (69325 bytes) PatchScottBasepenguin.jpg (68749 bytes)

PATCH 13.   SCOTT BASE  (Base design)

 

PATCH 14.   SCOTT BASE  (Penguins design)

 

TerraNovaBaypatch.jpg (18151 bytes) PatchRossDepKiwi.jpg (41901 bytes)

PATCH 15. ITALY TERRA NOVA BAY (FLASH)

 

PATCH 16.     ROSS DEPENDENCY KIWI

 

PatchConcordia.jpg (57208 bytes) PatchDevronSix2004.jpg (67673 bytes)

PATCH 17. CONCORDIA ITALY-FRANCE BASE

 

PATCH 18.   US ANTARCTIC DEVRON SIX

 

PatchAATCasey2001a.jpg (57299 bytes)

PATCH 19. Protect the marine environment - Save Our Seas.

 

PATCH 20. AAT. CASEY 2001 54th ANARE

 

PatchAATDavis1999.jpg (46936 bytes) PatchAATMacca2002.jpg (43195 bytes)

PATCH 21. AAT. DAVIS STATION 1999.

 

PATCH 22. AAT. MACQUARIE ISLAND 2002.

 

PatchAATMawson1999.jpg (56483 bytes) PatchAATMawson1999B.jpg (54310 bytes)

PATCH 23. AAT. MAWSON BASE 1999 (white)

 

PATCH 24. AAT. MAWSON BASE 1999 (black)

 

PatchAATMawson2000.jpg (41408 bytes) PatchByrd75thSP.pg.jpg (52162 bytes)

PATCH 25. AAT. MAWSON BASE 2000.

 

PATCH 26. 2004 - 75th Anniversary of Byrd's flight over South Pole in 1929.

 

PatchAATHeard2000.jpg (59604 bytes) PatchHeard2003-04.jpg (57681 bytes)

PATCH 27. AAT. HEARD ISLAND 2000/01.

 

PATCH 28. AAT. HEARD ISLAND 2003/04.

 

PatchMawson2004.jpg (55795 bytes) SafairPatch2004.jpg (50202 bytes)

PATCH 29. AAT. MAWSON 2004 50 YEARS.

 

PATCH 30. SAFAIR 2004. Italian Air support.

 

PatchPuntaBlue.jpg (59045 bytes) PatchPuntaGrey.jpg (54711 bytes)

PATCH 31. PUNTA ARENAS BLUE.

 

PATCH 32. PUNTA ARENAS PURPLE.

(also available with yellow background)

PatchScottBasePlungers.jpg (58825 bytes) PatchTerminalOps.jpg (75840 bytes)

PATCH 33. SCOTT BASE SWIM CLUB.

 

PATCH 34. N.Z. DEFENSE FORCES TERMINAL OPERATIONS, ANTARCTICA.

 

PatchNZARPTriangular.jpg (42584 bytes)

PATCH 35. SCOTT BASE TWIN FLAGS.

 

PATCH 36. NZ ANTARCTIC PROGRAMME.

 

PatchScottBasetomb.jpg (48633 bytes)

PATCH 37. WILDLIFE SCOTT BASE.

 

PATCH 38. SOUTH POLE STATION 2008 DEDICATION.

 

PatchBaiaTerraNova.jpg (43502 bytes) PatchMalvinasArgentinas.jpg (47051 bytes)

PATCH 39. BAIA TERRA NOVA -ODYSSEY

 

PATCH 40. MALVINAS ARGENTINAS MAP.

 

PATCH 41. A WOMAN'S PLACE.

 

PATCH 42. SOUTH POLE ICE CUBE OBSERVATORY 2007-2008 IPY

 

PatchGolf.jpg (61366 bytes)

PATCH 43. N.Z. ANTARCTIC RESEARCH PROG

 

PATCH 44.       SCOTT BASE GOLF CLUB.

 

PatchItalianlogo.jpg (69939 bytes) AntPatchMcMurdo2005Winter.jpg (85131 bytes)

PATCH 45. ITALIAN RESEARCH PROGRAM.

 

PATCH 46. U.S. McMurdo 2005 Winterover Season

 

P{atchIcewings.jpg (58374 bytes) PatchPolarStar.jpg (65836 bytes)

PATCH 47.   ICE WINGS, ANTARCTICA.

 

PATCH 48.   POLAR STAR ICEBREAKER.

 

PatchOpDeepSP.jpg (46760 bytes) PatchAntSoc.jpg (59892 bytes)

PATCH 49. OP. DEEP FREZE. SOUTH POLE.

 

PATCH 50. ANTARCTIC PROTCTION SOCIETY

 

PatchAntNZ.jpg (36515 bytes) PatchSBOdyssey.jpg (35020 bytes)

PATCH 51. ANTARCTICA NEW ZEALAND

 

PATCH 52.   SCOTT BASE ODYSSEY.

 

PatchSP2003build.jpg (26528 bytes)

PATCH 53. SOUTH POLE 2003-2004 new Elevated Station building program.

 

PatchSPConst0405.pg.jpg (35652 bytes)

PATCH 54. SOUTH POLE 2004-2005 new Elevated Station building program.

 

PatchSPConstruct0506.jpg (33121 bytes)

PATCH 55. SOUTH POLE 2005-2006 new Elevated Station building program.

 

PatchSP0607.jpg (47096 bytes)

PATCH 56. SOUTH POLE 2006-07 Construction.

 

Patch2005SouthPole.jpg (71373 bytes)

PATCH 57. SOUTH POLE 2005 Pole moving

 

PatchSPwinterconstruct03.jpg (46528 bytes)

PATCH 58. SOUTH POLE 2002-2003 Winter building program.

 

PATCH 59. McMurdo Fire Crash EMS Rescue.

 

PatchAGEairPower.jpg (81853 bytes)

PATCH 60. No Air Power without ground Power A.E.G.

 

Patch2000Inspire.jpg (83910 bytes)

PATCH 61. Geological Survey 2000 South Pole.

 

Patch2004survey.jpg (78202 bytes)

PATCH 62.   2004 South Pole Geological survey.

 

Patch2003ends.jpg (81283 bytes)

PATCH 63.  2003 South Pole old and new stations.

 

 

pATCHqUESERASERA.jpg (67393 bytes)

PATCH 64. 50TH Anniversary Ist South Pole landing

PATCH 65.  US NAVAL SUPPORT FORCE Fire Department, Antarctica.

 

   

 

PATCH 66.  McMurdo Crash Fire N.S.F.A. Fire Department, Antarctica.

 

PATCH 67.  SURVIVAL TRAINING, Antarctica.

 

 

PATCH 68.  VXE-6 44 YEARS ON ICE. 1955-1999

 

PATCH 69.  SCOTT BASE FIRE CREW, Antarctica. Our Aim No Flame.

 

PATCH 70.  McMurdo Station general patch.

 

PATCH 71.  US Antarctic Program NSF  patch.

 

 

PATCH 72.  South Pole Station 2005.

 

 

PATCH 73.  R.V. NATHANIEL B. PALMER.

 

PATCH 74.  2008 NEW SOUTH POLE MARKER.

Note; We only have limited stocks of some patches including in some cases only a single patch so early ordering is advised.

This list was last updated MARCH 2ND, 2008.

Note all patches are US$10 each. they are all genuine machine embroidered cloth patches. Just email us and quote patch number (numbers) required.


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