Invasion arm flags printed on inside
Mark Layman from Colorado sent me a photo of his invasion arm flag that looks the same as my type 3, except that it has the letters CL printed in black on the inside. I remember seeing a similar arm flag somewhere, but with a different text. But I can’t find the photo anywhere… I can only guess what CL means. Combat Leader comes to mind, but obviously one wouldn’t want to wear that plainly visible on a white armband. I’m thinking rather something for Civilians, eg Civilian Laborer. The U.S. had patches for non-combatants, but maybe the brassard was an improvised means of clearly pointing out civilians authorized to perform some task helping the army.
If anyone knows or owns a similar type of arm flag printed on the inside, please send my a photo.
A few other military acronyms: crew leader, control and liaison, collaborator.
Thank you for your comment. The first two are more likely in this case, I’d say 😉
I have had one other person sending me a photo of an arm flag with the same markings. I will share this with him too. Maybe this rings a bell for him about his grandfather’s stories.