Flash and Insignia

5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)

Beret Flash Description: A black shield-shaped embroidered item with a semicircular base 2 1/4 inches (5.72cm) in height and 1 7/8 inches (4.76cm) in width overall, edged with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) white border. The Beret flash was approved on 16 Jan 1985.

Background Trimming

Oval Description: On a black oval-shaped embroidered item with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) white border, 1 3/8 inches (3.49cm) in height and 2 1/4 inches (5.72cm) in width overall, a yellow diagonal band from upper left to lower right bearing three scarlet stripes. The Background trimming was approved on 12 Oct 1995.

Flash Flash W/Crest
1985 - Present ______ 1985 - Present
     

The Yellow diagonal band

 represented

The 1st SFG (A)

 

The Red diagonal band 

represented

The 7th SFG (A)

 

Not the Vietnamese  Flag

Flash   Flash W/Crest
1964 - 85   1964 - 85
     
 
Flash   Flash
1962 - 64   1962 - 64
     
Flash Flash W/Crest
1961 - 62 ____________________ 1961 - 62


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