Marksman Badge

#1
Last week I passed my APWT with a score of 40 with an iron sight, rumour has it that I should now display a badge on my no. 2's to show this. I'd always thought we had to achieve a minimum score for three consecutive years to wear the badge, has this changed? I got a marksman score for two years on the bounce after Phase 1 training, on the third year I was all set for a hat-trick until our SSM called off the night shoot, as everyone had already passed with the day shoot. I was a bit gutted, but soon forgot about it. Ten years on and I hadn't thought about it, until last week when a couple of lads were chatting on the range. Whilst we're on the topic, what does the badge look like and where is it worn? Before anyone has a dig at me for badge hunting, I'm just trying to lessen the amount of port bottles I'll be fined at the upcoming regi dinner for incorrect dress!
 
#2
Marksman is 40 without night shoot so you would have s**t out anyway mate
 
#4
Can anyone clarify the rules and regulations of the wearing of the marskman badge?

I seem to remember guys from basic trg wearing it on the No 2 Dress on pass out pde.

Also there was a pic of Wills wearing his at Sandhurst.

Are Officers entitled to wear it also??
 
#5
Pretty positive it's 37 for a marksman's pass with iron sight.

Badge cannot be worn in perpetuity, it has to be earned yearly.

If you do wear it though, be prepared for a slagging as only walts and non deployable virgins wear it!

Shoot less, drink more, followed by more female penetration.
 
#7
11D said:
Can anyone clarify the rules and regulations of the wearing of the marskman badge?

I seem to remember guys from basic trg wearing it on the No 2 Dress on pass out pde.

Also there was a pic of Wills wearing his at Sandhurst.

Are Officers entitled to wear it also??
No. But he's not commissioned yet. If he is wearing one that will be cause RMAS have now decided that O/Cdts will wear them once qualified.

In practice, most units don't seem to bother with marksman badges, after all its only No 2 dress / No 1 dress that you would wear it in now, and the tailoring / admin effort is probably more than most units can be bothered with. Doesn't make it right, but there you go.
 
#8
I thought nobody bothered with this badge any more, Ive not seen it for years.Surely it only meant your mates were running the butts or the consul? Plus you got dicked for the coy shooting team
 
#9
Its still presented, no reason why it shouldn't and if done by the OC/CO etc gives some junior soldiers a sense of achievment. Given the crap standards in some units I see no reason to mock those that achieve it.
 
#10
Fred_Cat said:
11D said:
Can anyone clarify the rules and regulations of the wearing of the marskman badge?

I seem to remember guys from basic trg wearing it on the No 2 Dress on pass out pde.

Also there was a pic of Wills wearing his at Sandhurst.

Are Officers entitled to wear it also??
No. But he's not commissioned yet. If he is wearing one that will be cause RMAS have now decided that O/Cdts will wear them once qualified.

In practice, most units don't seem to bother with marksman badges, after all its only No 2 dress / No 1 dress that you would wear it in now, and the tailoring / admin effort is probably more than most units can be bothered with. Doesn't make it right, but there you go.
So Officers' Can't wear i then? Thought all ranks could?? One of our officers wears his 100 badge
 
#12
11D said:
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So Officers' Can't wear i then? Thought all ranks could?? One of our officers wears his 100 badge
With the exception of a very few qualifications (ATO, AD, Para, Cdo, SWD and the like) offrs don't wear "standards" patches (All offrs are eagle-eyed snipers of the first water anyway) but the Army 100 is a an exception: its an award rather than a qualification.
 
#13
slaphead69 said:
I thought nobody bothered with this badge any more, Ive not seen it for years.Surely it only meant your mates were running the butts or the consul? Plus you got dicked for the coy shooting team
Haha,

Thats my PC covered in coffee!!

Very true
 
#16
All here:

http://www.army.mod.uk/sportandadventure/clubs/shooting_ara/service_shooting/index.htm

"Each year the Central Skill-at-Arms Meeting CENTSAM) is held at the National Shooting Centre at Bisley and on the MOD Ranges in the vicinity to determine the Champion Shot of the Army as well as the Champion Units. The Champion Shot wins Her Majesty The Queen’s Medal for Shooting Excellence, which is the only shooting medal that can be worn in uniform. Competition for this is fiercely contested with around 200 individuals qualifying through Divisional, District and Command meetings to attend CENTSAM. The winner is awarded his medal at the culmination of 4 days of varied competitions at ranges from 500 yards down to 25 metres. The competitions include Gallery, Electric Target Range (ETR), Moving Target and Fighting in Built up Areas (FIBUA) matches. Every competitor qualifying for CENTSAM must be able to complete a 2 mile run as part of the competition. On the last day the top 100 competitors fire a final Gallery match to determine the final Order of Merit.

Anyone firing in the Army 100 is eligible to wear the “Army 100” badge on their uniform in perpetuity. "
 
#17
sprjim said:
Left Sleeve of your twos, crossed rifles.
Yes, I've seen an Ocdt wearing that at RMAS.
 
#18
Lucky_Jim said:
Yes, I've seen an Ocdt wearing that at RMAS.
look in any paper from earlier this week, there are loads of pics of Prince Bill wearing them!
 
#19
Haven't seen that Filbert, this was an ordinary Ocdt just over a year ago.
 

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