Discussion in 'Army Pay, Claims & JPA' started by Ozduke, Jul 19, 2007.
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Is this normal?!
Sorry wasn't looking - should be in QM's bit I suppose.
Can a grown up please move it?
should be in the QM's but that could be his capbadge as oppose to his rank. I think the 'general list' uses the scrambled egg affair as a capbadge - but no he doesn't look normal and if a bloke was looking at my pint the way he was looking at the camera i'd let him have my pint
The photograph was taken whilst the gentleman was RSM of the 6th Bn Royal Australian Regiment in 1966 in Vietnam.
He has licence I suppose, to look peeved.
I'd be peeved if someone made me attach a bullseye to my head as well.
Which branch of the Aussie army did you go into?
He doesn't look normal to me... Possibly a Monty Python character, Gumby Flower arranging or similar.
Why the rank in the hat? Doesn't he have arms to hold a pacestick like all other Rasmen???
And how would you then tell the difference, at a difference, between him and his CSM/SSM's? Its fair to say tho that the sighting of a pace stick should have the same reaction in an individual whether its the RSM or not.
Perhaps being on ops he had better things to carry than a pace stick.
Wood for the trees lads. C'mon, I mean arms for the RSM rank wrist band!!!
Being on Ops, the shiny thing in his subdued titfer is mong...
Oh and if he had no wrists, he could at least have shoved a cloth one on a brassard like wot any normal person would do.
Unless he's farting about, he's improperly dressed. Would an NCO wear his stripes on his hat? NAH!
BTW, Aussie RSM's don't wear this type of rank insignia these days. Did they back then? If not it's even odder...
That's George Ernest Chinn DCM WO1 6 RAR. And it does appear that WO1 Chinn did have a bush hat with Badge attached. See here. http://www.diggerhistory.info/images/diggers/rsm3.jpg
Well with a DCM I guess old Chinny could do whatever the hell he wanted. He's God as an RSM anyway.
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