Center: Junior Officer from 25th Patagonian Motorized Infantry. Left and right: Captain and Juniors Officers, service and social uniforms, R.U 1946.
Regimental Arm Badges Cloth Patches
Two photos of conscripted sodiers. The one on the left is from the Patricios Regiment, which you can tell by the parm patch. The collar has 2 traditional metal tabs. The photo is circa 1945-50. The soldier on the right has a uniform from the 1950s. As you can see the collar tab is smaller and has a number below it. It may be from a transitional period in the evolution of uniforms.
Patch from the 1st Infantry (Patricios) Regiment. Photo from Military Service Yearbook 1944. This badge aepears in use in the Patricios Regiment circa 1930.
Patricios Regiment. Combat of Cucha-Cucha. Sporting distinction. Patche for Granadiers (Rio Bamba). UR.1946.
"La Patria a los Vencedores de Tupiza": 2nd and 5th Infantry Regiment (Airborne IR 14 and 17)
National Oval Shield Badge
An embroidered golden national shield in excellent condition, pre-1940. Disagreements at the end of WWII determined the end of imported embroidered shields from Europe and the appearance of the stamped metal shield in great varieties of models made in the country.
Above is a bronze shield. These were generally used in the pith helmets.
National Cockade Pin "Cocarda"
The Argentine national cockade was used during the entire 19th cdntury. At first it was made of fabric or embroidered. By the beginnng of the 20th century it began to be painted wood in a circular form. During the 20th century the national cockade was seen in metal with different designs, depending on the manufacturer. The aove cockade could be called the "first pattern" with respect to the more modern designs. It was a metal circle that imitated the pleats of the cloth cockade.
Master Skier. Skiers NCO's and troops. Profesor of Sky. Sky Instructor.
Model 1904 bottoms.
Type 1; 2 and 3.
Army Uniform Pin-Collar Insignias (1938):
Photo Life Magazine. Many Thanks to Mike Dahlgren.
Source: "Cartilla Militar, 1938"
Signal Corps Dog.
Pigeon Signal Corps
Signal Corp, Weather Service.
General Juan Peron. "Escuela Superior de Guerra", "Especialidad de Montaña", "Aviador Militar".
Army Uniform Pin-Collar Insignias (1946):
Anti-Air Artillery School. Mechanized Infantry School. Infantry School. Mountain School.
Cavalry School. Artillery School. Signal Corps School. Services School.
Army Mechanic School and Sapper School.
Military Gymnastics and Fencing.
Infantry. Cavalry. Artillery. Army Corps of Engineers. (Except General Services)
Infantry. Cavalry. Artillery. Army Corps of Engineers. (General Services)
Signal Corps. Mountain Troops. Intendencia/Quartermaster Unit. Medic Corps. (Except General Services).
Signal Corps. Mountain Troops. Intendencia/Quartermaster Unit. Medic Corps. (General Services).
Medic Corps (Analytical Biochemistry). Pharmacology. Dentist. Army Veterinarian Corps.
Medic Corps (Analytical Biochemistry). Pharmacology. Dentist. Army Veterinarian Corps. (General Servicies).
Justice. Army Chaplain. Army Band.
Eclesiastic Officer uniform. Ceremonial Senior Officers and Chief. Ceremonial Uniform for officers.
Justice. Army Chaplain. Army Band. Gymnastics and Fencing. General Services.
Air Defense Command (Interior). Light Anti-Air Artillery Group. Command of Military Regions. National Military School.
Office and administrative. Court-martial. Reserve Officers. Penitentiary and disciplinary.
NCO Non-commissioned officers meteorologists. Years of service. NCO telegraphist. Invalid troops.
Army Civilian personnel. Civilian Auxiliary in Campaign. Instruction Center of Reserve Officers.
Military Academy "Liceums". Superior War College. Non-Commissioned Officers NCO Shool (Sergeant Cabral). Superior Technical School.
Staff Officers. Chief officers and officers have been stationed in the mountains. Military engineer.
Military Academy :Liceum", San Martin.
Source: Uniform Regulations 1946.
Mechanized Motorized Infantry
Different badges from Argentina. The large one in the upper right is from the Cavalry Grenadiers. The bordered one in the middle is pre-1939. The lower right shows collar tabs from the army. The phrygian cap seen on the shields began to be painted in red starting in 1940.
Argentine dog tag used to for identifiaction purposes. Identifying info (name, blood type, etc.) is on both sides of the tag which can be broken.
Special Shotgun Shooting merit badge/pin that shows the Argentine submachine gun FMK3.
Soldier's Military Service Medal
Corporal rank, possibly from army aviation.
Libreta de Enrolamiento Militar. Circa 1940. Right: Military ID 1911. Collection FP France. Courtesy of Historian Frédéric Pineau.
RV -170 - 1
Model 1967 Uniform
(Cdo Int # 21.893. September 15 -1967):
B Ars 101 - B Ars 121 - B Ars 141 - B Ars 181 - B Ars 601
Ca Ars 2 - Ca Ars 3 - Ca Ars Aerot 4 - Ca Ars 5 - Ca Ars 7 - Ca Ars M 8 (Con condor)
B Dep Ars 601
Ca Mant Aroves 601
Ca Mun 601
Ca San 1 - Hosp Evac 181 - (H M B Blanca)
Ca San 3 - Ca San 5 - Ca San 7 - Ca San M 8 (con condor)
H M Cordoba - H M Tucuman - H M Campo de Mayo - H M Parana - H M Central
Ca San M 6 - Ca San M 9
H Evac 141 - H Q Mov 141 - H Gral 602 - H Evac 121 - H gral 601
Special Forces (Enamel pin metal and embroidered-textile badge).
6th Mechanized Infantry Regiment "Gral Viamonte", (RI Mec 6 or RIMec6) Ca B, Conscript Soldier C/62, Oscar Poltronieri. Awarded the Cross “Argentine Nation to the Heroic Valour in Combat ”, is the highest national military decoration in Argentina. He fought on Mount Dos Hermanas (Two Sisters). He detained, alone and for 2 horas, the English advance. He saved part of his company by remaining in his position to cover the withdrawal of his company on several opportunities, leading to the belief that he died on several occasions
Left: Cover of "Radiolandia", Argentine Magazine during the Malvinas War. Right: ESCAF badge medal from the Auxiliar Corps Women School. Courtesy of Historian Frédéric Pineu .