Quick question, have just seen a RN officer with red bands on his rank slide, whats it about?
He's a sugeon, one apon a time all RN officers had different colours between thier stripes depending on what there branch was, Now only sugeons and dentists keep it like that.
Other colours were; (i may be wrong)
Engineers - Purple
Electrical engineer - Green
Purser (loggie) - White
Dentist - salmon or pink (?)
Its in here
Saw someone with purple on their rank slides in a motorway services the other week - did have a brief moment of worry that I'd just saluted the man who counts cars on for P&O or something until I noticed his ID card holder for a large defence organisation. At least I know why he had multi-coloured rank now!
The RFA still use the coloured slides for all their branches save Deck officers, might have been one of those?
I think our docs and dentists kept their Distinction Cloth as some sort of Geneva Convention thing....
Never seen a RN medic in the sandpit then?
Or is it just my imagination that one got a MC on H9?
You are,well....who fcuking cares....I do a bit. Try not to get yourself killed for a war thats already lost.
Victory in Afghanistan. There's a miltary fantasy for you.
whats the diamond & lion for?