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Tartan Details - PSD: Operation Iraqi Freedom

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "PSD: Operation Iraqi Freedom" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 6877
STWR ref: none
Designer: 'Newsome, Matthew A.C.
Tartan date: 01/01/2006
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Military
Registration notes: This asymmetric tartan was designed by Matthew Newsome of the Tartans Museum in Franklin, North Carolina, USA. It was commissioned by 'The Baghdad 12' (listed on file in Franklin) in January of 2006, to commemorate the service of the Private Military Contractors serving as Personal Security Detail (PSD) during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The colours in this tartan were chosen for their particular symbolism to the PSD members: 'Brown and tan represent the Iraqi desert we served in; green is for the new Iraq we strive to create; the red is the blood we shed; and the black is the life of our friends laid down for our mission.' PSD members, direct support staff, and immediate family are authorized to wear this tartan.
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