Badge identification....infantry.

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  1. Can anyone tell me what these badges are for, and what the criteria is from them?

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  4. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    No.1 is a Combat Infantryman's Soldier trade qualification badge which is worn on the right forearm on No.2 Dress. The second is a Class 1 Infantryman's badge which replaces the previous one on qualification. The last is the Platoon Sergeant/Serjeant Qual, gained after Senior Brecon.

    The one you are missing is the Section Commander Qual, gained after Junior Brecon.

  5. Cheers RP. I get the concept of Junior & Senior Brecon, and the basic infantry one, but how does the class one fit in (single bayonet with wreath), what do you have to do/pass to get that?

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  6. simply pass your class 1 tests..
  7. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    It doesn't seem to happen much these days in any sort of structured way, but there used to Class 1 cadres/tests which involved a Rifleman being proficient in weapon handling with five different Infantry weapons. Off the top of my head:
    Rifle 5.56, LSW, GPMG, 51mm mortar and 9mm Pistol(?). Think there were some fielcraft and mil skills tests too.
    You had to be a Cass 1 for a year before you got a shot at PJNCO cadre and your first stripe, but this is not rigidly adhered to.

  8. Cheers RP, thats cleared that up nicely!!!
  9. feild craft.
    skill at arms..--SLR..SMG..GPMG

    was more but cant remeber..

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  11. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    Qualified to clean stables?
  12. Acorn picker?
  13. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Class 1 Helmet?
  14. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Depends on when your time was mate. They were actually introduced back in the 1980's at some stage, but no-one's ever really been bothered with them till lately. There seems to be a sudden fashion for this sort of thing being worn now. Then again if it's dress regs, then it's dress regs, what can you do. The problem/get out clause with my Regt (Rifles) is that they're effectively unavailable in the right colours.