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    Balkan War Slovenian cap, badges, patches. Need a few IDs...

    Hey fellas, its been a while since I posted. I received some Slovenian items recently. Items from there have been pretty hard to find. I recently found a cap pin, and added all the other stuff today. (Slovenia was the first breakaway republic from Yugoslavia. The "10 day war" between Slovenia and the remaining Yugoslavia was minor skirmishes mostly). Slovenia developed their own camo based on the Yugo M-89 or 93. Its a tighter pattern. Both the cap and arm band are of this camo. Where I need some IDs are on the patches.




    Slovenian cap (the first one I've seen for sale).
    Slovenian arm patch
    Slovenian arm band
    Slovenian cap badge




    Ok, the seller gave me some info, but I think he may be wrong with a few of them.
    1. Sold as "unknown." I'd want to bet it is Serb with the Serb characters.
    2. Sold as "Slovenian." I guess. Operation what?
    3. Sold as "unknown." German? Romanian? My friend served in the German mountain troops (symbol = edelweiss) These are mountain corps patches (edelwiess, pick axe, goat). What does the big G mean? Romy G?
    4. Sold as Slovenian. Any translators?
    5. Sold as "Slovenian." For a Marksman's Klub.
    6. Sold as "Slovenian." I'd bet Serbian 63rd Paratroopers.
    7. Sold as "unknown." Serb? Navy? SFRJ?





    Tito commemorative pins. Any translators for these? Birthday?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Rear of Tito commemorative pins says, New Ljublana. Ljublana is the capitol of Slovenia. Don't understand the writing on the face at all.
    Patch #1 is Serbian. The top reads Milicija which translates into MilitaryPolice (not the same as what we would call M.P.s in the military....the national police force of the former Yugoslavia was called the military-police....there was no plain old police). Below that is the acronim OMON which I have no clue as to what it stands for.
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    Preliminary info:

    Patch #1 is Russian, not Serbian. Serbian word is spelled ???????? (notice the j, only found in Serbian). Russian word is spelled ???????, notice the ?. OMON is Russian special police.
    Patch #2 is Slovenian, from 2. OPP, a Slovenian army unit. As of Feb. 2002 it had the 52. Brigade, 352. Infantry Training Battalion, 54. Mechanized Armor Battalion, 142. Infantry Training Battalion, 480. Artillery Battalion, and the 44. Mechanized-Armor Training Battalion.
    Patch #3 ??? No clue on this one.
    Patch #4 refers to Štajerska, which is a region in eastern Slovenia. The Z could be for Zgornja Štajerska (Upper Stajerska), but that's a region in Austria (and I don't think they use Slovenian in the Austrian military). Could also refer to Zahod Štajerska, which would be Western Stajerska, but I don't know if that's a name in actual use.
    Patch #5 is from an ISPC shooting club in southern Slovenia.
    Patch #6 should be the Serbian 63rd Paratroop Battalion.
    Patch #7 is Serbian.

    As for the pins, they are of Tito, but they're written in Hungarian. They commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the administration. I don't know if this means since a date in the country's founding, or Tito's administration, or what.

    Disclaimer: I'm not fluent in Slovenian or Serbian, just have friends over there I've picked stuff up from. I speak no Hungarian, but was able to translate some. These represent my best guesses, which I believe are good, but not 100% (without luck).

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    Combiadude,
    Your right about patch #1. Can't believe I missed the "backwards R" which is not in the Serbian alphabet.
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    No problem The only reason I even looked at it was because I already knew OMON was Russian!

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    Hey fellas, thanks so much for the info! It is greatly appreciated. I snagged all of them on Egay from one seller.
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    sean you alway's have some nice balkin's item's
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    It all started with buying a Mitchell Arms M70 many years ago... Then I had to have a Serbian camo shirt. Then... well, you get the picture. I've been meaning to make a HUGE post with everything I have and get it stickied in the forum. One day. On top of it all, I'm not even Yugoslavian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaZast
    It all started with buying a Mitchell Arms M70 many years ago... Then I had to have a Serbian camo shirt. Then... well, you get the picture. I've been meaning to make a HUGE post with everything I have and get it stickied in the forum. One day. On top of it all, I'm not even Yugoslavian.
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    Re: Balkan War Slovenian cap, badges, patches. Need a few ID

    One more ID needed please? This came from the same seller but arrived today. Sold as just "Yugoslavian." Is this for the people's army?



    Below is what is stamped on the back of the Russian OMON patch. I'm guessing its a makers mark?



    Y'all have been a great help. I wouldn't know where to go to without this forum.
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    Update: I was able to track down the words on the badge. This armband is for a Slovenian paramilitary set up for territorial defense while Slovenia was breaking away from Yugoslavia. I THINK the group dates back to WW2.
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    1) M?????? OMOH is Russian. It is OMOH police.

    2) 2. OPERATIVNO POVELJSTVO is Slovenian. I am not familiar with military terms used in US, but translated to English it would be "Second Operational Command"

    3) "G" is also Slovenian, but I am not 100% sure it is military.

    4) "Z. ŠTAJERSKA" is also Slovenian. Štajerska is part of Slovenia, maybe Z is from Zahod or West.

    5) "STRELSKI KLUB" is civilian mark for IPSC shooting club in Sodražica (place in South Slovenia).

    6) "63" is Serbian/Yugoslavian, but SRJ, not SFRJ. It is "63rd Parachute Brigade". Eagle with two heads is Serbian symbol. You may see SRJ flag (blue/white/red) and Serbian (red/blue/white).

    7) Also Serbian one. It is some river border police.


    Pins with Tito were made in Slovenia, but on the top of the pins is Hungarian text "For 30 years of self-menage". It is socialist self-menage concept that was used in SFRJ as opposite to etatist socialism concept that was used in SSSR.


    Narodna Zaš?ita is Slovenian. In Slovenia NZ was part of Territorial Defense Forces (Teritorijalna obrana). TO were not military, but civilians who had to defend their local area in the case of war. TO date from 1969 and in case of war it could get up to 3 million people in all Yugoslavia (both males and females from 15 to 65 years old). There were all time some kind of conflicts between TO and JNA about control, finance...

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    Hey Croblade, I was hoping you would join in the discussion. Thanks for finishing off any questions. I'm glad I was able to finally get a few Slovenian items. Now to secure a Slovenian uniform...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaZast
    Hey Croblade, I was hoping you would join in the discussion. Thanks for finishing off any questions. I'm glad I was able to finally get a few Slovenian items. Now to secure a Slovenian uniform...

    There is no problem. If anyone have any questions about similar items please just ask I will be happy if I can help. I do not have time to read all new posts so you may send me PM.

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    Re: Balkan War Slovenian cap, badges, patches. Need a few ID

    I have a few more in transit... I know most of these.

    Slovenian left sleeve arm patch. Possibly winter patch.




    Slovenian right sleeve unit patch. The roosters?




    Serbian Special Police in Kosovo? 1999




    Brass badge. Slovenian 1.OpP VLZO unit.




    Brass badge. Unknown. Slovenian?


    Any help is greatly appreciated!
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