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Region 7 Canoe Base Patches (6)

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nbw40b

NBW-40b RED T GLD R WHT 72x90mm loaf shape; GLD mylar ¹7¹ and paddles; SIL mylar canoe; CANOE BASE B.S.A.

nbw41

NBW-41 RED T GLD R WHT 72x90mm loaf shape; GLD mylar ¹7¹ and paddles; SIL mylar canoe; EXPLORER CANOE BASE B.S.A.

nbw42

NBW-42 RED T ORG R WHT 72x89mm loaf shape; CANOE BASE B.S.A.

Still available in the training post as late as 1981.

nbw43

NBW-43 RED T GLD R YEL 72x90mm loaf shape; GLD mylar ¹7¹ and paddles; SIL mylar canoe; EXPLORER CANOE BASE B.S.A.

Recent discovery. A cross between the NBW-41 and NBW-50b. It seems one run (25-100) arrived in 1965 of the non-anniversary patch

nbw44

NBW-44 RED T RED R 63x107mm rectangle; leaders

Known as "The hole in the Canoe patch". Story I¹m told is that this long patch was issued for one year-probably pre-1948. But the patch was not easy to fit on the red coat and that precipitated the permanent change to the shorter style the following year.

nbw45a

NBW-45 RED T RED R 63x88mm rectangle; leaders

nbw45b nbw45cb

Three twill varieties exist. The chronology seems to begin with coarse twill decreasing to no-twill with the last variety. The "a" variety is Twill Left Rough (TLR) and sometimes has a darker red. I have reason to believe that this "a" variety may have been available in 1949. The "b" variety is Twill Left Medium (TLM). The "c" variety is No Twill (NT).

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