Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by modwatchdog, Aug 31, 2008.
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Can anyone tell me what these badges are for, and what the criteria is from them?
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.
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?
simply pass your class 1 tests..
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.
Cheers RP, thats cleared that up nicely!!!
skill at arms..--SLR..SMG..GPMG
was more but cant remeber..
NEVER SAW THOSE PRETTY BADGES THOUGH..
Qualified to clean stables?
Class 1 Helmet?
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.
MY TIME WAS AS MY SIG..
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