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Its not commando green mate, its slightly lighter so it doesnt p1ss the booties off too much Dont know how long AGC have had it but MPGS who are AGC have gone back to dark blue berets which suits me fine. Didnt wanna look like the all girly corps anyways
Yep Apr 92 and worn with pride ever since... On my first Parade wearing it my BC asked me what the new motto was to which i replied " Fcuk Off Were Closed" he thought it was funny but the BSM threw a track!!!!!!!!
LI green is definitely darker. The pictures I have been viewing of AGC berets are indistinguishable from commando green. What prompted my original query was a pic of some recruits on the MoD News site; one or tow were wearing Green berets. I then took a look at AGC site. Oddly enough, one of the pictures used on there is of some guys in the sand pit wearing green lids. If you didn't know what you were looking at you would not notice the RM flash and dagger on the guy carrying the Minimi. The picture leads the viewer, intentionally or not, to think it's a picture of AGC schoolies on Ops. It's probably an error on the part of the web designer.
Anyway, I'm still wondering if at some point the AGC adopted the commando beret for themselves and if they did why somebody didn't point out that that particular colour signified completion of the cdo course, and if they knew that, why go ahead and give the order to wear it?
Perhaps I'm wrong and AGC have been wearing it since before 1940 but I'm sure they wore blue in the 70s and 80s when I was in. Any old and bold recall when AGC began wearing it?
PS I hope you're not wearing little black dresses as well as that would just be taking the piss
Harry FYI its not a whaaaa did it & got a right rollocking from the BSM. Was also posted to 29 Cdo where NCT's were supposed to wear a blue lid but 7 Bty(Arbroath) wern't bothered what was on your head as long as you could do your job. Also put a collor dog in as a cap badge just to pi*s the RAOWO off
Adaopted the green beret on it's formation in 91/92. The Corps was made up of RAOC Staff Clerks and The Pay Corps, with all arms clerks transfering over a period of time up to 1993, when I got mine. Ex REME All Arms Clerk.
Cheers, all. I left in 86 so no wonder I never saw loads of unknown (eg not RA/RE/REME) commando trained ranks hanging around various Army establishments, which would have been strange anyway since they usually revert back to blue in such places. As for AGC forming in '92 some bugger must have known that their new beret was the Green beret awarded for completing the cdo course, so who chose it and why? Was it nicked by somebody with no respect for the endeavours of others or was it a simple cock-up? And may we please have it back?