In the army in general, most trade badges are removed on promotion to Sergeant. (Ammo Techs being one exception to the rule) But the use of the Hammer & Tongs by Artificer S/Sgts to WO1 ASM's has always puzzled me since the same badge is as you say worn by Junior Rank VM's
Oh come on Nige...the 400 opinions would have made interesting reading!!! You always were a stickler for definitive answers to problems though weren't you??? Hope you're doing well mate...GUNS GUNS GUNS
I see what you mean about wearing badges of appointment on coveralls and combats though. Maybe everyone has been blatantly disregarding Mat Regs /JSP 336 Vol 12 for a very long time.
How bloody naughty is that????
Yeah have done Nige but i couldnt see anything that contradicts this,
18. Position for wearing. Employment badges are worn on the right upper arm unless otherwise stated. They are not to be worn on greatcoats, combat clothing, tracksuits, coveralls, "T" shirts, cardigans, warehouse coats or other like clothing, with the following exceptions:
Hammer and pincer badge not listed under the exceptions.
Whilst wearing No.8 dress JSP 336 (3rd Edition) does mention that badges of rank are to be worn on the epaulette. However there is no mention of badges of appointment (which the tiffies hammer and pincer badge is).
Bullocks to JSP 336 anyways the guys that wrote it are all RLC or Civvies shining their ARRSE in Andover, what do they know? I say keep them on it make you look dead cool and all the Foot Sloggers and Planks keep asking yer whatâs that for. You say, of course, itâs tells the LAD boys apart from the Bn/Regt boys, so we donât get dicked for some bullshite pointless run around job. Then wait 20 seconds for the filling in of your life. It will make yer dead popular too.