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Are those enlisted rank patches pre revolution? The reason I ask is the we can see a very heavy American infulence in the insingia.

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The two patches between "Sargento de Peloton Instructor" and "T" in the lowermost line are post revolution. They were worn in the 60's until mid 70's. You are absolutely right. The Cubans adopted the american design of the patches and field uniforms.

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Very nice collection! It seems to me that the Cuban uniforms are an intresting mixture of the Soviet and the American elements.

Do you have any other pre-revolution item?

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Thanks. I've got only a police uniform of the 50's. But this uniform was used by the Revolutionary National Police too (see the badge). Here some pics:

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Here a photo with this uniform model (pre revolution):

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It's time for an update. Here are my new patches directly from the US of A. ;)

CuerpodeSuoficiales-Tecnico_zpsbd75ac23.

UnidaddeSeguridadyCeremonias_zps72510c8e

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Union of Security and Ceremonies? Cool patch!

Not quite.^^ It's Unit of Security and Ceremonies. ;)

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I know this is an older thread, but I just came across a picture of my grandfather.  He served along side Fidel Castro in the revolution and was imprisoned after fighting against communism.  That's about all the history I have from him.  I found a picture and I isolated his uniform patch.  Any help in identifying the patch would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks

Army Patch.jpg

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Hola Malfeasant, bienvenido!

The shown patch is one of the first patches of the Policía Nacional Revolucionaria. That's why PNR is standing above the coat of arms. Unterneath of it stands "Cuba". The another two words I can't read, but I suppose there is written Comandancia General (main headquarters).

This patches were used until the end of the 1960s.

Is it possible to show the uniform?

Here you can see the (it's of my collection):

PNR Comandancia General 01.gif

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Beautiful.  Hopefully with the warming up with Cuba, more items come onto the market. 

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