Name Tags for Infantry

#1
There seems to be a trend in Infantry wearing name tags. As far as I'm aware, the Royal Scots, The Highlanders and First Fusiliers have been doing this.

I just don't think that Infantry should be wearing name tags.

Comments?

Lance
 
#3
Well tradition really. it's always been an 'other arms' thing.

I'm not necessarily against the wearing of name tags but to start now when the rest of the Army have been doing it for years is baffling.
 
#5
You shouldn't need name tags.

You should know all the names of the men in your platoon / coy as a matter of course (especially if you are an officer or nco). As for soldiers who are attached to you, it's just common sense to make the effort to find out their names and a bit about them. It's just being lazy otherwise
 
#6
had to sew on my first name tags when I transferred to 2 LI for Op Grapple 7 - at first I thought it was gay, but with the sheer numbers of new personnel that joined before deployment (100 +) it made sense. Also, it is much better to be called by your name rather than your rank. Saw that 1 RRF had sewn them on their helmets as well - much better as body armour and assault vests normally covered up them when tactical.
 
#7
Line_Grunt said:
You shouldn't need name tags.

You should know all the names of the men in your platoon / coy as a matter of course (especially if you are an officer or nco). As for soldiers who are attached to you, it's just common sense to make the effort to find out their names and a bit about them. It's just being lazy otherwise
Yes, and the way you get to know these names is to read the name tags! And intensely study the Coy photo, of course... :) The day P files come with photos it'll be a whole different story.
 
#9
polar69 said:
Why not ? what wrong with someone knowing your name
Because we are dealing with the Infantry, best have two name tags: one forwards so other people know who you are and one backwards so the soldier can know his name when he looks in a mirror :|
 
#10
For example:

THICK AS SHIT

TIHS SA KCIHT

(Doesn't quite work because the computer wont turn the S, C or K around)
(Well done IF you spotted it)
 
#11
Name tags, flashes and all the rest of that nonsense are for boy scouts. Real men don't sew badges ! (Oe real women for that matter)
 
#12
Line_Grunt said:
You shouldn't need name tags.

You should know all the names of the men in your platoon / coy as a matter of course (especially if you are an officer or nco). As for soldiers who are attached to you, it's just common sense to make the effort to find out their names and a bit about them. It's just being lazy otherwise
the CO is hardly going to know everyone - the toms appreciate it more being called Pte Bloggs than simply "Private"
 
#15
If they say to people to wear nametags, fine!

As long as they pay for it, and you have one issued for each shirt or smock.

Personally I think they look tonk and are the product of the devil!!
 
#16
More crap on your uniform. I suggest we all get our name tattooed onto are arm and wear vests.
 
#17
There was some sort of craze amongst the sigs in 2003 for dual language tags, in English and then Arabic underneath. Quite why, I don't know. And how do you know what it says? Judging by the guffaws amongst the locals at some of them the literal translations of certain surnames must meant name tags that said 'Bell-end' or 'Tw@t' or something.
 
#18
Name tags would have been very handy for PIRA. I do think it all a bit childish though. We never needed them before.
 
#19
Line_Grunt wrote:
You shouldn't need name tags.

You should know all the names of the men in your platoon / coy as a matter of course (especially if you are an officer or nco). As for soldiers who are attached to you, it's just common sense to make the effort to find out their names and a bit about them. It's just being lazy otherwise

the CO is hardly going to know everyone - the toms appreciate it more being called Pte Bloggs than simply "Private"
Well my last CO worth mentioning did. That may be the difference with a highland regiment - officers are encouraged to get to know all their men, no matter where they sit in the foodchain.
 
#20
Infantry dont need name tags as you dont see them when wearing webbing so whats the point.
if the section commanders dont know the names of the people its a sad state.
non teeth arms have allways wore them let them crack on with it .

"Crack.......Thump"

Ches-fford
 
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