Badge

#1
Because I am sad that way i was perusing the new British Army Badges poster. The Jimmy caught my eye. Take a look at the crown. It clearly has a Lion standing behind, identical to the crown atop the Para badge.

Hope the pic is visible
 
#2
Errr, no piccie !

Stilts
 
#5
Hmmm I've never seen a Jimmy with a lion on top of the crown. It looks like someone has put the wrong crown on top is all. Where is the original picture from?
 
#6
Ord_Sgt said:
Hmmm I've never seen a Jimmy with a lion on top of the crown. It looks like someone has put the wrong crown on top is all. Where is the original picture from?
From the new Badges of the Brit Army poster. Don't have a link as i got it from another server
 
#9
The crown with the lion rampant is what is atop of a WO1 badge. Someone has fcuked up!
 
#11
I like it.... maybe it's the start of a new trend.... design your own Jimmy!

I think we should put "Welly boots" on the poor sod! Winging around delivering all those messages to the Gods.... imagine how much Cyclops and Unicorn s**t he must have trod in. Bless! :)
 
#12
Now in my day....blah blah blah, when they were still made of brass and you had to disassemble them each night for a good polish, it was considered a twat of a badge. It needed 3 holes in the beret, one for the crown and two for the remainder of the badge. This was all threaded through a triangular backing plate and the whole kit and caboodle secured by a split pin. You needed a REME qualification to put the thing together.

And no, it did not have that fancy crown with the lion. Mind you, the whole Army seems to wear what the feck they like these days...so probably no problemo.
Good on you.
 
#14
hairyhandbag said:
devexwarrior said:
Another go
I do not want to be a conspiracy theorist but it looks suspiciously like the RM Cap Badge Crown photoshopped above Jimmy

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If it is it wasn't me. I cut a section from a pdf of the poster. There is also a formations and a TRF badge poster but even I am not sad enough to trawl through them. I suppose the company making the poster might have realised they had only been given the lower part of the badge and improvised. Shame it wasn't spotted at proof stage.
 
#15
IIRC the Royal Signals are the ONLY capbadge that comes in two parts.

Unless we are getting a new capbadge again?
 
#16
roadster280 said:
basso said:
Now in my day....blah blah blah, when they were still made of brass and you had to disassemble them each night for a good polish, it was considered a t**t of a badge. It needed 3 holes in the beret, one for the crown and two for the remainder of the badge. This was all threaded through a triangular backing plate and the whole kit and caboodle secured by a split pin. You needed a REME qualification to put the thing together.

And no, it did not have that fancy crown with the lion. Mind you, the whole Army seems to wear what the feck they like these days...so probably no problemo.
Good on you.
Ah, funny how times change. After the brass, we moved to staybright. Then from 3 to 2 prongs. One for Mercury, one for the crown. Then Mr Camnet had his way, and the globe/laurels would snap off, leaving Jimmy no longer stood on top of the world, and the SSM barking in your ear.

Back to 3 prongs by the time I left, but still Staybright. And SSM barking in your ear...

One minor addition we went through a phase after the 2 prong of having a printed cap badge until you washed it and it became a screwed up wrinkled cloth cap badge [quite appropriate really] never did catch on too officer like apparently!!
 
#17
I would imagine that somebody is likely to be joining the ranks of the great unwashed....

...."Hello MOD, here's the 863,000 posters you ordered"!!!!! DOH :x
 
#20
Was staybrite in my day too but those 3 bloody holes! Took ages with a pair of nail scissors to to make the hole in the beret which aligned with the back plate. Then trying to get them all in vertical line which was also true when the beret was shrunk! Nightmare.
 
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