Posted 3 years ago
Picked this up at the June Long Beach Flea Market and looks like this was my best buy. There are not a whole lot of these around. My research shows this to be a WWII era Marine Corps Military Police (MP) armband the 1/1 version. It is very similar to the US Army MP armband but this one is "M.P." instead of "MP".
It is made of wool and has a brass hook along with three brass reinforced holes for attaching to the arm. See figure 3 as the boy scout is now a marine kind of. Looks like I need to work on a full uniform for an MP. This is also called a brassard, the armband that is.
Wrapping it up is GI Joe wearing an MP armband. Note that the armband that is the subject of this post is the full sized eal thing.