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16th Engineer Brigade (U.S. Army) 3 Inch Embroidered Patch

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16th Engineer Brigade (U.S. Army) 3 Inch Embroidered Patch

Spice up your outfit by adding an eye-catching embroidered patch. Thanks to its durable twill fabric, the patch is resilient to heat. Order it today and get ready to start embellishing!

Description/Blazon

On a scarlet disc two white towers, each embattled of three merlons and with scarlet windows and entranceways, crossed in saltire all within a white border.

Symbolism

The colors scarlet and white are used for Engineers. The two crossed towers, forming a saltire - a symbol used during the Crusades to reward those who scaled town walls - refer to the combat aspects of the Engineers. Furthermore, the saltire, a form of brace, alludes to engineering support to other components within the organization. The saltire formed by the two crossed towers simulates an X, the map symbol used for brigades and also simulates the Roman numeral ten (X) which with the three merlons of each tower alludes to sixteen (16), the numerical designation of the organization.

Background

The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 4 December 1969.

Materials

Twill fabric (26% cotton, 74% polyester)

Dimensions

3″ (7.6 cm) in diameter

Care Instructions

Attachment options: iron-on, sew-on, or safety pin.

Follow these steps when attaching patches by iron-on backing:

1. Choose the item on which you plan to attach the patch. As a general rule, the fabric you choose should be at least as heavy as the patch. Fabrics like denim and cotton provide the best base for iron-on patches.

2. Lay your item on a flat, heat-resistant surface.

3. Heat up the iron to the hottest setting your fabric can tolerate. Make sure the "steam" option is turned off.

4. Iron the place where you plan to place the patch.

5. Place a thin garment over the patch.

6. Position the heated iron over the patch and press down firmly for about 25 seconds on each side.- Remove the iron and allow the patch to cool.

7. Check to see whether the patch is fixed on securely by gently rubbing at the edge with a finger. If it lifts up a bit, repeat the process.

8. For a completely secure patch, use a sewing machine or a needle and thread to secure the patch to the fabric.

Full adhesiveness will be achieved in 48 hours.

Disclaimer: Don’t wash the item more than necessary since this
process may cause the patch to start coming off. If you do need to wash
the item, hand wash it using cold water. Allow it to air dry.