Oi, calling all you chaps in your flying machines etc, i saw in a surplus shoppe the other day, No2 peak caps with embroidered RAF insignia, they were not the Officers version, so have the old stay bright badges been replaced. They look shite by the way!
Answers not on a postcard please.
Replacement started in 1996 for all junior ranks on the Cap - there is only one cap. About the time they re-introduced the Shitehawks on the sleeves. Keep up.


War Hero
It looks a bit better than the crappy staybrite thing which looked like a half chewed toffee


RedcoatGreenjacket said:
Am i correct in thinking that the shoulder titles are Albatrosses ?
I do believe so
Good show Bob, thanks i hate it when civs call them Eagles.
Is it true that the Albatross was chosen because of it's long distance ability ?


War Hero
Eagle or Albatross? its a skipping chicken
It is an Eagle. Reference is the Uniform Dress and Appearance Regulations AP1358, consulted in order to settle this very argument with my WO about 15 years ago. The last line of para 0203 on the link below refers:


As for the brass beret badge, you can still use it because the embroidered badge only replaced the metal one on the No 1 Dress Cap. A brass badge is infinitely preferable to the nasty issue stabrite one, as long as it is polished to within an inch of its life. But then you tend to find that the people who want a brass badge are also the ones who will keep them in good order.


I can only back Fred Frog up by saying why have you come here to discuss your cap badges?

Have you been banned from PPrune for being tedious?

Fecking crabs!!


War Hero
:yawnstretch: here you go this is the new crab head dress and shoulder flash.....now fcuk off this site you boring kn0b heads.


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