embellishments

#1
As a Member of the REME I am extremely proud of being in what is the best Corp in the Army, but now I am really starting to question why we are forced to purchase jumpers,shits, ranks slides when posted to unit that wears different ones,this is not been an issue until serving with a REME Bn and noticed the Royal Marine Commando in the training wing wearing a green beret, then he was ordered to change it to a blue one he rightly told the CO to go f**k him self and informed his Command change with the RM's who then wrote to the CO informing him under no circumstances will he wear a blue beret, IF ONLY WE HAD SOMEBODY AS STONG MINDED AS THIS SO I TOO CAN REMAIN WEARING THE UNIFORM I JOINED THE ARMY IN, PLEASE YOUR THOUGHTS. if you are at a REME Bn/unit are your attached personnel wearing any of are embellishments?????
 
#2
sutabycer said:
this is not been an issue until serving with a REME Bn and noticed the Royal Marine Commando in the training wing wearing a green beret, then he was ordered to change it to a blue one he rightly told the CO to go f**k him self
I know the CO in that Bn and I can assure you the RM would not have told him to go F**k himself, the conversation, if true, would have been slightly more diplomatic.

A quick phonecall should put this story to bed.
 
#3
sutabycer said:
As a Member of the REME I am extremely proud of being in what is the best Corp in the Army.....

While there maybe truth in what you say and as a Corps we arent a bad bunch. The fact remains that we are a weak when standing up for our pride. I know of a unit right now that enforce their REME soldiers on wearing their TRF aswell as our little Romanian flag!!!!

All the joys of the REME always being attached troops. At the end of the day the REME do as we are told within a unit set up. What the CO wants the CO gets. It'll never change i guess.... ah well life goes on. As for the Royal Marine telling the CO to **** off i wouldnt think he would let himself down or the capbadge down in that way. As mathilman said the event was probably a more diplomatic one and the CO probably got a quiet word in his shell like by bigger boys in the RM.

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#4
I enjoyed having a range of different regimental tat, it ment that as I purchased them I owned them and could take them with me on posting. This ment that on leaving I had a nice pile of momento's showing the range of units I had served with. Different peeps look at things in different ways!
 
#5
sutabycer said:
As a Member of the REME I am extremely proud of being in what is the best Corp in the Army.....

I know of a unit right now that enforce their REME soldiers on wearing their TRF aswell as our little Romanian flag!!!!
I saw this a month or so ago and could not believe my eyes, was it a certain AAC unit in North Yorkshire? when I asked the young Crafty why he had 2 TRFs on his answer was the CO etc etc. WTF planet are some people on :?

If anybody from DEME(A) is reading this, please sort this out! :censored:
 
#6
sutabycer said:
As a Member of the REME I am extremely proud of being in what is the best Corp in the Army, but now I am really starting to question why we are forced to purchase jumpers,shits, ranks slides when posted to unit that wears different ones,this is not been an issue until serving with a REME Bn and noticed the Royal Marine Commando in the training wing wearing a green beret, then he was ordered to change it to a blue one he rightly told the CO to go f**k him self and informed his Command change with the RM's who then wrote to the CO informing him under no circumstances will he wear a blue beret, IF ONLY WE HAD SOMEBODY AS STONG MINDED AS THIS SO I TOO CAN REMAIN WEARING THE UNIFORM I JOINED THE ARMY IN, PLEASE YOUR THOUGHTS. if you are at a REME Bn/unit are your attached personnel wearing any of are embellishments?????
Fcukin Hell.Things have got bad since I left,having o buy your own sh!ts now,they were free in my day, even in the REME.

When attached to an RA unit many years back,we wore the Battery scarves which we had to pay for ,made a great flannel on exercise and doubled as a hankie.

Stop whining about things you have no control over and deal with the things you can control. :wink:
 
#7
I concur, I too have a nice collection of different colour berets and a few badges to boot, in the great scheme of things who the feck cares what colour berets we wear, or what badges we have to sew on when attached to different units, there are bigger dramas in the world at the moment to be worrying about.

It's actually a rather colourful set of momentoes from good and not so good times in the Army. :)
 
#8
sutabycer said:
this is not been an issue until serving with a REME Bn and noticed the Royal Marine Commando in the training wing wearing a green beret, then he was ordered to change it to a blue one
I'm sure you sincerely believe it, but this never happened, did it?

Or was it about the same time as the RAF guy was ordered to wear an army beret?
 
#9
This may be true and it may be exaggerated but, there's a difference.

Army berets aren't necessarily earned in the same way the Commando green beret is - 16 Airborne, attached to the SAS, AAC, whatever - you wear the beret with your own regiment or corps badge. If you're qualified, you wear the qualification badge (wings or dagger).

Whereas unqualified marines wear the blue RN beret with a RM badge. RN Commando qualified personnel wear the green beret, even once they're no longer serving with 3 Bde. Whereas if you've not done Lympstone, you don't get the green beret.

Different service, different dress regs. That's all.
 
#10
Idrach said:
This may be true and it may be exaggerated but, there's a difference.

Army berets aren't necessarily earned in the same way the Commando green beret is - 16 Airborne, attached to the SAS, AAC, whatever - you wear the beret with your own regiment or corps badge. If you're qualified, you wear the qualification badge (wings or dagger).

Whereas unqualified marines wear the blue RN beret with a RM badge. RN Commando qualified personnel wear the green beret, even once they're no longer serving with 3 Bde. Whereas if you've not done Lympstone, you don't get the green beret.

Different service, different dress regs. That's all.
Not quite sure of the point you are making.

A Royal Marine is a Royal Marine
As he was wearing a green commando beret in the first place. it's reasonable to assume he was commando qualified.

The point I am making is that no army CO would demand that someone from another service should change something that is so intrinsic to a Royal Marine.
It just wouldn't happen (in my opinion!)
 
#11
Maybe the story has been exaggerated and he was all arms trained rather then RM. In which case, it's up to the CO if he lets him wear a green lid or not.
 
#12
techie said:
Maybe the story has been exaggerated and he was all arms trained rather then RM. In which case, it's up to the CO if he lets him wear a green lid or not.
Maybe it was me uncles dads brother, who told the CO to Fcuk Off,got to be true. :wink:
 
#13
I know the CO in that Bn and I can assure you the RM would not have told him to go F**k himself, the conversation, if true, would have been slightly more diplomatic.

A quick phonecall should put this story to bed.[/quote]

your right about the conversation in that it was a bit more diplomatic than i said however, please ring the CO mate the Bn was 3 Bn from 96-99 and i'm sure many people remember (that served there at the time) the C/Sgt L and then his replacement C/sgt D, please keep us inform with your fiction phone call.
 
#14
sutabycer,I initially thought that you were new to the Army,quite surprised,that at your level,you are getting all wound up about things like this.Have a word with yourself.
 
#15
sutabycer said:
I know the CO in that Bn and I can assure you the RM would not have told him to go F**k himself, the conversation, if true, would have been slightly more diplomatic.

A quick phonecall should put this story to bed.
your right about the conversation in that it was a bit more diplomatic than i said however, please ring the CO mate the Bn was 3 Bn from 96-99 and i'm sure may people remember (that served there at the time) the C/Sgt L and then his replacement C/sgt D, please keep us inform with your fiction phone call.[/quote]

Wow that name just brought back memories of my JMC at 3 Bn, bends and stretches dished out by CSgt D. Very painful.
 
#16
sutabycer said:
I know the CO in that Bn and I can assure you the RM would not have told him to go F**k himself, the conversation, if true, would have been slightly more diplomatic.

A quick phonecall should put this story to bed.
your right about the conversation in that it was a bit more diplomatic than i said however, please ring the CO mate the Bn was 3 Bn from 96-99 and i'm sure many people remember (that served there at the time) the C/Sgt L and then his replacement C/sgt D, please keep us inform with your fiction phone call.[/quote]

I am not stupid, I know what Bn it was but you failed to mention the year in your original post, your a SNCO now so grow up and stop posting sh!te on the REME forum almost 10 years too late.
 
#17
This has long been a topic of conversation, and nothing has changed. I can tell you that there are other units out there that make REME guys were their TRF. SCOTS DG for one.

What i want to know is why has the top bloke decided that we cannot wear our rank slides bought from the Corps shop. You know the ones, they have REME on them. If we can't wear them why the bloody hell has our Corps shop wasted all that money we have paid into Corps funds on something that will never be used?

Bit of an own goal or what??
 
#18
One embellishment from the regt, usually a trf or rank slide, except on tour hwere yyou wear the same headress as well. NI 1970s 80s
 
#19
Boring.
 
#20
Wonk_Mog said:
One embellishment from the regt, usually a trf or rank slide, except on tour hwere yyou wear the same headress as well. NI 1970s 80s
TRF = Tactical Recognition Flash. Kinda defeats the object of the stupid things if everyone's wearing the wrong ones. The same with rank slides.
In my experience the one embellishment is usually the head dress, the better the unit the easier it fits on yer head.......
 

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