United Nations

WCO Medal of Honour World Customs Organisation Medal of Honour
un kosovo 02 United Nations Customs Badge
As worn by Customs Officers during the Kosovo conflict, late 1990's. Each badge is individually numbered on the back, with the prefix letter "K" and a four digit number.
Thanks go to Jason Menzies for finding this particular badge!
un kosovo United Nations Customs Badge
Close up detail view of Customs Badge
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The blue WEU (West European Union) patch used to be worn by customs and police officers who were part of the units enforcing the embargo towards Yugoslavia in the early 90's. They were deployed at all the border crossings to Yugoslavia and on the river Danube to support and advise the local (Hungarian, Bulgarian, etc.) officers.
WEU Operation - a very unusual shoulder patch used by a joint international Police and Customs Task Force which blockaded the River Duna at Mohacs during 1995 in order to prevent munitions and other contraband being smuggled into Serbia. The German effort was a combined group of Customs (Zoll) and Federal Border Police (BGS), Netherlands (NL) Customs and Police, Customs Italy, Customs Luxembourg (Lux).

Thanks to both Dieter Wurche and Hinrich Schulze for the information on this particular patch

zoll WEU operation Joint Operation patch between German Customs (Zoll, bottom left), Netherlands Customs (Douane NL Police, top left) Italian Customs (Guardia di Finanza, top right) and Luxembourg Customs (Douanes Lux, bottom right)
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United Nations Mission in Kosovo

Bruno Laurens collection

un mission in kosovo

United Nations mission in Kosovo

Augie Lofstrom collection

UN 001 Shoulder Patch big Letters Color blue

United Nations mission in Kosovo

Roy Stammwitz collection

UN 002 Shoulder Patch small Letters Color blue

United Nations mission in Kosovo

Roy Stammwitz collection

UN 003 Shoulder Patch big Letters Color darkblue

United Nations mission in Kosovo

Roy Stammwitz collection

UN 004 Shoulder Patch small Letters Color darkblue

United Nations mission in Kosovo

Roy Stammwitz collection

un fast Flexible Anti Smuggling Team (old name)

Augie Lofstrom collection
un msu Mobile Anti Smuggling Unit (new name)

Augie Lofstrom collection
UN 005 Shoulder Patch EULEX Custom K 9 Unit

United Nations mission in Kosovo

Roy Stammwitz collection

UN 006 Breast Text Patch Version 1

United Nations mission in Kosovo

Roy Stammwitz collection

UN 007 Breast Text Patch Version 2

United Nations mission in Kosovo

Roy Stammwitz collection

UN 008 Breast Text Patch EULEX Custom K 9 Unit

United Nations mission in Kosovo

Roy Stammwitz collection