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Rank on Woolly Pulley

#1
Some help from an expert please...

Where does an NCO's badge of rank go on the woolly pulley?

Right arm or both? And how far down is the centre of the badge from the seam with the shoulder?

And finally - just the standard green backed chevrons as per No.2 dress?

Thanks muchly!
 
#3
Scavenger said:
Some help from an expert please...

Where does an NCO's badge of rank go on the woolly pulley?

Right arm or both? And how far down is the centre of the badge from the seam with the shoulder?

And finally - just the standard green backed chevrons as per No.2 dress?

Thanks muchly!
If you fold the epaulet down towards the cuff the point goes in the center of the v at the top of the chevrons. This will give you the distance down the sleeve.
 
#4
Apologies for the lack of precision, but:

09.021 No 13 Dress. Khaki worsted badges of rank and chevrons, of No 2 Dress size, are worn on the right arm of the jersey authorised to be worn.

09.034 Rank badges and chevrons. The following rules apply:

a. When worn on the forearm, the lower edge is to be 16.5cm from the bottom of the sleeve. Where chevrons are worn point uppermost, the point is to be at least 22.85cm from the bottom of the sleeve. However, in the case of a four-bar chevron (badge of appointment) worn on a greatcoat, the point is to be 27.94cm from the bottom of the sleeve.

b. When worn on the upper arm, the lower edge is to be 22.85cm from the top of the sleeve. Chevrons worn on the upper arm are worn point downwards. The distances from the top of the sleeve are to be:

(1) 1-bar 22.85cm.
(2) 2-bar 24.13cm.
(3) 3-bar 26.67cm.
 
#7
I've come to do some sewing, and cant believe these measurements are correct?!

"b. When worn on the upper arm, the lower edge is to be 22.85cm from the top of the sleeve. Chevrons worn on the upper arm are worn point downwards. The distances from the top of the sleeve are to be:

(1) 1-bar 22.85cm.
(2) 2-bar 24.13cm.
(3) 3-bar 26.67cm"

That puts them on my elbow!
 
#9
Scavenger said:
I've come to do some sewing, and cant believe these measurements are correct?!

"b. When worn on the upper arm, the lower edge is to be 22.85cm from the top of the sleeve. Chevrons worn on the upper arm are worn point downwards. The distances from the top of the sleeve are to be:

(1) 1-bar 22.85cm.
(2) 2-bar 24.13cm.
(3) 3-bar 26.67cm"

That puts them on my elbow!
Yes, it does sound a bit off doesn't it? I think you'd have to subtract about 10cm from those measurements.

There must be someone at your unit who's in the know?
 
#10
Scavenger said:
I've come to do some sewing, and cant believe these measurements are correct?!

"b. When worn on the upper arm, the lower edge is to be 22.85cm from the top of the sleeve. Chevrons worn on the upper arm are worn point downwards. The distances from the top of the sleeve are to be:

(1) 1-bar 22.85cm.
(2) 2-bar 24.13cm.
(3) 3-bar 26.67cm"

That puts them on my elbow!
Dwarf walt :twisted:

It does seem a long way down
 
#11
Ha ha, depends doesn't it.

Some units wear unit specific stripes, some where the white stripes, some have little badges added to teh stripes, like artillery guns, and some wear them on the right arm, some on both, some on little wee tarten arm bands or brassards.

Ask your CoC.... I am sure your Badge will know the craic.
 
#12
thank you for concurring johnboyzzz! that must make us both dwarfs!

I have measured from the seam where the wool of the arm reaches the nylon of the shoulder patch. 24.13cm from there to the "lower edge" means the badge is at my elbow!

PS - I'm over 6'.
 
#13
Scavenger said:
I have measured from the seam where the wool of the arm reaches the nylon of the shoulder patch.
Nylon? Have they stooped that low?


But I've just pulled a tape measure out and it looks wrong. Maybe those are the measurements for a new pullover before it gets washed? ;)
 
#16
Scavenger said:
I've come to do some sewing, and cant believe these measurements are correct?!

"b. When worn on the upper arm, the lower edge is to be 22.85cm from the top of the sleeve. Chevrons worn on the upper arm are worn point downwards. The distances from the top of the sleeve are to be:

(1) 1-bar 22.85cm.
(2) 2-bar 24.13cm.
(3) 3-bar 26.67cm"

That puts them on my elbow!
I find it hard to believe that even the Army measures its wooley-pulley badges to the nearest 0.01 of a cm (or 10th of a mm).
 
#17
How are you still wearing one of these in daily life? I thought they went out with the intro of CS95 which begs the question as to why, if they did, you're sewing a stripe on 14 yrs after they stopped being issued.

That's not to say they aren't still seen by some as being mega ally/old sweat look
 
#18
fraudstar said:
How are you still wearing one of these in daily life? I thought they went out with the intro of CS95 which begs the question as to why, if they did, you're sewing a stripe on 14 yrs after they stopped being issued.

That's not to say they aren't still seen by some as being mega ally/old sweat look
I still wear one in the occasionally. Not much beats real wool for heat retention in the wet.
 
#19
Very true, microfleece and softy's lack a certain something conveyed by a JHW, although I'm not entirely convinced it's warmth for weight when wet
 
#20
Dragstrip said:
Scavenger said:
I've come to do some sewing, and cant believe these measurements are correct?!

"b. When worn on the upper arm, the lower edge is to be 22.85cm from the top of the sleeve. Chevrons worn on the upper arm are worn point downwards. The distances from the top of the sleeve are to be:

(1) 1-bar 22.85cm. 9''
(2) 2-bar 24.13cm. 9.5''
(3) 3-bar 26.67cm" 10.5''

That puts them on my elbow!
I find it hard to believe that even the Army measures its wooley-pulley badges to the nearest 0.01 of a cm (or 10th of a mm).
Ruddy metric rubbish
 

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