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Särmä TST "Ohi On" Morale Patch

Särmä TST "Ohi On" Morale Patch

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In Finland we have this thing called mandatory military service. This patch is worn by those who celebrate finishing it. "Ohi on" is Finnish for "it's over" and the number represents days served.

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In Finland we have this thing called mandatory military service. This patch is worn by those who celebrate finishing it. "Ohi on" is Finnish for "it's over" and the number represents days served.

Wearing this patch without serving in the FDF could be considered "Stolen Valor". It's completely unofficial and earning the patch doesn't involve hazing or a gruesome snake-eating service but if these things matter to you, consider skipping this one. Do read the description to learn something new!

Military service touches virtually every Finnish person. From a population of 5.5 million, 22.000 conscripts are trained annually. The FDF has a war-time strength of 280.000 and a reserve of 900.000 fighters. A man or woman in uniform doesn't draw attention on the street: everybody knows people who served, quite often by close relation.

As you may guess, it's a mundane thing for us and it's common to count the days to the end of your service. People are eager to continue their studies or go to work that involves getting a salary - both of which are also forms of serving your country.

While some eager jaegers wanted it to suck more and hoped it would never end, most guys and gals blow zeroes and go back to being ordinary people after a rather serious party.

Size: 80 mm (3.15") square, Velcro backed.

Made in Finland

These are manufactured by patchmakers who've also made similar insignia for the Finnish army, quality stuff!

Photos of Finnish military conscripts

A group of soldiers attending a field exercise. Some of them have gone "gona" after several months of service, as is apparent from the stances.

Two soldiers catching a nap on a forest road while on foot march. Rest improves combat readiness!

A platoon maneuvering in the woods in a combat exercise. Judging from the weather, its Finnish mid-summer.

Särmä TST

Särmä TST is Varusteleka's in-house brand of clothing and gear designed for military and law enforcement end-users. Our clothing and equipment are made in co-operation with a number of experienced manufacturers with a strong background in producing clothing and gear for military and law enforcement officials, most notably for the Finnish Defence Forces. For further reading check out the Särmä TST corner of our website.

Särmä TST products are covered by a 12-month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. For further information please read our detailed warranty guide.

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