rtr crewman trade badges on 95`s

#1
rtr used to wear tank badge on shoulder of coveralls for full crewman (for a while)if this is still the practice does this extend to 95`s?

many thanks in advance for any replies :lol:
 

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mysteron

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#2
The answer is no.

RTR only wear the Mk4 Tank on the left sleev of their coverall, No2 and No1 dress.

The only thing you should wear on your CS95 that identifies you as RTR is the regimental slide / rank slide.

Hope that is clear.
 
#3
many thanks for clearing that up
 

mysteron

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#4
My error,

Having just looked at it!!!!

It is the right sleeve!!!!!!!!!

Sorry!
 
#5
QRIH introduced 'Mech' badges for coveralls and combats in the early 90's. Not sure if this was carried on or not, but do know a few other Regiments thought it was a good idea.
 

mysteron

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#6
SCOTS DG started it too. Unfortunately, they do look crap.

Badges on green coveralls just doesn't look right at all neither does a badly drawn CR2 on CS95 look either.
 
#7
mysteron said:
SCOTS DG started it too. Unfortunately, they do look crap.

Badges on green coveralls just doesn't look right at all neither does a badly drawn CR2 on CS95 look either.
Our Colonel was one of the ones who liked it. Must have started it after I left.
 
#8
You were right the 2nd time Mysteron, it is the right sleeve and Trooper142 I belive it is only Mechs that wear the badge, ie Dvr/Gnr Mechanic. Oh and the bleeps in the Sqn's
 

mysteron

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#9
extankie said:
You were right the 2nd time Mysteron, it is the right sleeve and Trooper142 I belive it is only Mechs that wear the badge, ie Dvr/Gnr Mechanic. Oh and the bleeps in the Sqn's
No such thing as a mech anymore!!!

So it is full crewman now. Sorry extankie, you are showing your age!!!!!!
 
#10
mysteron said:
No such thing as a mech anymore!!!

So it is full crewman now. Sorry extankie, you are showing your age!!!!!!
Don't you mean Crewmech? Crewman is only all three trades at basic B3 level. The next progression is that of crewmech isn't it! I always tought it was one of the weakest thought out reshuffles for the RAC. Now we have jacks of all trades but masters in none (rhetorical before anyone gets the hump)
 

mysteron

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#11
WOOFFY said:
mysteron said:
No such thing as a mech anymore!!!

So it is full crewman now. Sorry extankie, you are showing your age!!!!!!
Don't you mean Crewmech? Crewman is only all three trades at basic B3 level. The next progression is that of crewmech isn't it! I always tought it was one of the weakest thought out reshuffles for the RAC. Now we have jacks of all trades but masters in none (rhetorical before anyone gets the hump)
Showing your age as well Woofy. There is no such thing as mech or crew mech anymore. The courses that they complete is now the advanced driver, gunner or signaller course. It is the equivalent qual as the old ones but is less detialed and a shorter course.

What does this mean? People who become instructors have a bloody hard time of it!!!
 
#12
mysteron said:
WOOFFY said:
mysteron said:
No such thing as a mech anymore!!!

So it is full crewman now. Sorry extankie, you are showing your age!!!!!!
Don't you mean Crewmech? Crewman is only all three trades at basic B3 level. The next progression is that of crewmech isn't it! I always tought it was one of the weakest thought out reshuffles for the RAC. Now we have jacks of all trades but masters in none (rhetorical before anyone gets the hump)
Showing your age as well Woofy. There is no such thing as mech or crew mech anymore. The courses that they complete is now the advanced driver, gunner or signaller course. It is the equivalent qual as the old ones but is less detialed and a shorter course.

What does this mean? People who become instructors have a bloody hard time of it!!!
Well I never! The standards dilution on the last change were bad enough but to lower the standard again is a joke. Passing the crew commanders course was hard enough before but to approach it now with even less knowledge of the subject matter is a recipe for disaster. Bet it had the schools lot chewing sticks for ages. Just hope they don't make it any worse and we end up with an unqualified half trained Armoured corps like the yanks.
 
#14
I am sure it will change again before this conversation is over! Anyway I'm glad I have one on my sleave or I would forget what a tank would look like!
 

mysteron

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#15
Tankie, you don't know what one looks like!! Get some steel under your arrse!!!! N.I.G.!!!!!!!!!!
 
#16
Just stick with the RTR black coveralls and rubber soled boots then you'll get mistaken for a council plumber out on a job

mwahahahahahaha :wink:
 
#17
Ex 2RTR

Black Coveralls, Class One Tank Badge above rank.

'95 Kit, "Shoulder" Slide with or without rank worn on chest, rat on sleeve.

Has this changed since '99?
 
#18
Correct me if I'm wrong but don't all Regiments have to be waering DZ flashes by some date soon? For the RTR it's a brown, red, green patch with a red or saffron border to designate which regiment.
 
#19
Pincon said:
Correct me if I'm wrong but don't all Regiments have to be waering DZ flashes by some date soon? For the RTR it's a brown, red, green patch with a red or saffron border to designate which regiment.
That's not they are going on about. The RTR regiments have always worn a cloth depiction of the willys tank (am i right in it being called Willys? The old cells don't work as they should these days) Unit flashes are a completely different thing.
 
#20
Here's an exampe of the badge in question, we always just called it a 'tank badge' so I dunno if it has any other names. When I was in we all wore one on our No2's but only class 1 crewmen (Dvr & Gnr Mechs and Con Sigs) wore them on their coveralls. When I was in Cyprus with the UN we got given shiny brass ones on a black brassard to wear with out UN kit...

 

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