Welcome! I have established this site in an effort to provide anyone interested in Civil Air Patrol some information, history, or just entertainment. This site reflects my own desire to preserve a small part of the colorful history of Civil Air Patrol through my own personal collection of individual unit patches. This site is not connected with, or representative of, Civil Air Patrol as an organization. It is owned and maintained by a Civil Air Patrol member; ME!
I began my CAP career in 1968 as a cadet, served 4 1/2 years and received the Mitchell award. In 1972, I left the program when I went away to college. I always had a desire to return but job, wife, kids, etc didn't really leave enough time to devote to it. I re-joined right after 9/11 because I wanted to serve in some capacity and I was too old to join the military. I have served in a number of capacities since, including Cadet Programs, Emergency Services Officer, Ground Team Leader, Deputy Commander of Cadets, and Squadron Commander.
MY COLLECTION AND MY SITE
About 2005, I became interested in collecting CAP patches, primarily individual squadron and group patches. Due to a miserable setback in my life in late 2008, I was forced to sell most of my collection, which was almost 300 patches. I am now happily collecting again, and missing a lot of those patches I will probably never see again. Regardless, I am forging forward with the collection, which is growing almost daily.
Choose the Wing (state) to the left you wish to view. Click on any photo to enlarge.
Throughout the gallery of patch photos there are many whose titles are preceded and ended with an asterisk. As an example, *OH-085 Columbus Senior Sqdn*. These have history or heraldry information attached. Simply click on the photo for more information about that particular patch. It would be great, perfect actually, to be able to provide this information with every patch. But this isn't always possible.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. If you have a squadron, or group, patch not shown on my site that you would like to sell, trade, or donate, please drop me a line!