First Special Services Force


Distinctive Unit Insignia



Crossed Arrows Insignia  worn by Indian Scouts during the late 1800s


Distinctive Unit Knife


V 42 Fighting Knife

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI)

Approved 14 September 1942

A scarlet Indian Arrow Head, 3 1/8 inches in height and 1 3/8 inches in width

with the horizontal letters USA above the vertical letters CANADA in white.

The arrow represented the heritage of both the United States and Canada.

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