Other insignia, emblems

Branch of Service Badges

Marks of the personal corps wear soldiers of the land forces, air forces as well as air defence forces on the collars of broadcloth overcoats, collars of uniforms (except battle-dresses) and on right pocket of blouses (only priests chaplains, also in the navy).

Professional soldiers wear the above badges depending on the branch of service to which they have been appointed, and candidate service soldiers - depending on the type of corps or service for the school in whose register they are recorded.

During masses priests chaplains wear stoles with the mark of the Polish Forces Priesthood Service.

The Marshal of Poland and the generals wear, instead of the emblems of the personal corps, the eagles embroidered with silver thread. The crown, beak and claws are embroidered with a gold thread.

NATIONAL AND ARMY PATCHES

National symbols are worn by soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces on their army dress as patches.

All Polish servicemen who serve abroad wear their national patch-es on the left sleeve. The Polish Eagle patch is worn on parade and everyday uniforms.

All Polish servicemen who serve abroad wear their national patches on the left sleeve. The Polish Eagle patch is worn on parade and everyday uniforms. All servicemen wear White and Red national colors patch on both sleeves of their field uniforms from 1996.The same patch is worn over the rank patch on a left breast of pilot's overalls and of special Air Force and Navy dresses.

Essential elements placed on uniforms are marks of military forces status. There are army eagles worn by all soldiers on caps and uniform`s buttons.

On garrison caps

The Land Army- the sign of the land army eagle (press-formed from silver sheet and oxidized).

In The Air and Air Defence Forces- the sign of the air forces eagle(press-formed from silver sheet and oxidized).

In The Navy- the sign of the navy eagle:

- for mariners, press-formed from silver sheet with internal blue field of Amazon shield and the golden anchor which is put on a shield and is winded round the golden anchor line,

- for ensignes, N.C.O's and cadets, embroided with silver thread on the black rest, encircled with N.C.O.s' laurel wreath,

- for officers, embroided with silver thread on the black rest, encircled with officers laurel wreath.

On fur caps soldiers wear signs of an eagle, made of metal, corresponding with kinds of military forces. On berets and field caps soldiers wear signs of military eagles after a simplificated pattern, embroided or press-formed in textile of the same colour as berets.

The Land Forces

The Air Forces

The Navy

SCHOOL BADGES

School badges are worn on uniform shoulder-straps (except for working uniforms) by:

- officer cadets of army colleges

- cadets of ensign colleges

- graduates of vocational NCO schools

 - soldiers under army college training

 BADGES AND PATCHES

Various national, divisional, regimental, etc. patches are worn on berets and on the left sleeves of all kinds of uniforms (in the middle of upper pocket) and coats. Badges and patches also include the lance pennons worn on berets (on the left, behind the rank symbol), as well as miniature memory badges, worn on the flags.

Conscript sailors wear names of their respective units on cap ribbons.

Badges and patches also include:

· soldier IDs (include soldier's name), worn with all types of outfit;

· the Military Police's ID badge is worn on a strap fastened to the left button of the patrol suit's upper pocket.

Navy Specialists` Badges

Military specialist badges are worn on the left sleeve of outdoor shirts (white summer shirts) and tunics. Placed above these are star-shaped military specialist class distinctions, in the colors corresponding to the following classes: