No 2 Dress SAA Badges

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  1. Guys, can anyone confirm whether or not that when in No 2 dress the SAA badge is worn on both arms above chevrons pls.

    Memory playing up .......... :p
  2. No, right arm only mate.

    It's worn just touching the chevrons if you passed with distinction.
  3. Right Arm only Left Arm for Marksman Badge
  4. Old wife's tail and army urban myth!
  5. I saw a lad on my seniors who had that arrangment, surprised no one pulled him up?
  6. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    What's the difference between a Marksman Badge and the SAA one? Is it just the different sleeve that it's stitched on that differentiates? I ask as us Rifles, only wear chevrons on the right sleeve of our No.2 dress.
  7. Yes mate, Marksman wear it on the lower left arm and SAA on the upper right. Same badge
  8. No difference as far as I am aware.

    Marksmen wears them on lower left sleeve. Skilly (in corps not Inf obviously) wear the rifles above rank on the right sleeve. SNCOs in my corps' wear the rifles OVER the 3 stripes on the right arm. Because we have a little jimmy above our stripes, and under our crown, if we wear one.

    Do the gunners and RTR do the same? As the Gunners ahve a little gun above their stripes, and the RTR have a little tank above theres. (some have a little Lt Grubber in the little tank :p )
  9. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Infantrymen don't wear SAA badges? Now I think about it, I don't actually recall ever seeing anyone in my Regt wearing the cross rifles on either slides or No.2 Dress. I'd always put this down to people not being bothered to sew trade/qual badges on (which is most of us if we're honest).
  10. I suppose actually some Inf do/could wear Skilly badges. On my cse we had a few Inf mainly from Fire Support. So I guess they would be eligible to wear the SAA badge on completion of hte course.

    I know that the Saudi Interior Ministry Tps were wearing the British SAA badges on their chest (can't recall which side). But that is a random excursion from topic.

    I beleive that your regiment, Rifles, has a long tradition of not wearing many badges. Not by (personal) choice but by convention in the regs. Pretty sure that was so in the RGJ. Maybe that is why you don't see that many qual badges.

    Although the different bugler plumes can drive you bonkers trying to figure out who is who.
  11. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Very true. There was almost an inverse snobbery about it, certainly in my battalion i.e. being entitled to the most badges, but NOT wearing them. Actually having them sewn on seemed to be viewed universally as 'bad form'. I thought it was just convention rather than regulation though.
  12. Emptyeye or Emptyhead?, if you read my following post you will see that the only reason I stated this , is because on my Snr's course at Brecon, a blokey had them like this and stated the reason, and was not picked up by DS!
  13. Probably just convention, I may be getting confused. I know the original Rifles only wore the "Forelorn Hope" badge and their rank. This WAS regs.

    However, I doubt a whole plethora of qual badges* would have been made up for the RGJ, had a reg prevented them being worn.

    *As shown on the posters "all the signs of a specialist".
  14. The Army 100 is worn on the lower left sleeve, but is a different badge.