Random US military question.
The flag is always worn with the stars forward, so on your right arm you’ll wear it with them in top right, left arm will be top left and on the front will be top left.Posted 4 years ago
Most units will have the flag on their right arm and their unit patches on their left. Many will also wear a flag on their body armour on the front plate.
The little flap of gray material you can see on the Velcro of the soldier on the right of the pic, above her unit patch is a cover for a square of IR ‘glint’ tape, just to give you some more useless information…z1ppyMember
google has the answer (proper link to answer, not just the google page)
Good question though, btw.
EDIT: Seems I wasn’t the only one who found it interesting…Posted 4 years agokja78Member
The explanation given to me by US soldiers was that if you were running forwards carrying a flag that’s the way it’d naturally fly. Having the flag the other way around would make it look like they were running away.
Given the amount of nonsense they used to come out with, it doesn’t suprise me that that’s not the official explanation!Posted 4 years agoernie_lynchMember
but they call it a tarte!
Yeah well they have their own language don’t they ?
not jaune (yellow), but jonquille (daffodil);Posted 4 years ago
not uniforme (uniform), but tenue (outfit, or dress);
not la musique (the music), but la fanfare (the band);
the band does not joue (play), but ça sonne (it sounds);
not tambour (drum), but caisse claire (snare drum);
and not caserne (barracks), but quartier (neighborhood, barracks, or quarters).
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