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Green_Garfield

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#1
I've noticed guys who have pasted the AACC wearing the royal marines shoulder badge but saying "army commando" or "royal navy commando"

does everyone who passes the course get these badges to wear because i've seen people with the underwear knife fighting badge and no shoulder flash.

can someone clear this up for me?
 
#2
Commando qualified RN personnel do wear the "Royal Navy Commando" shoulder flash.

My corps (Sigs) dress rules don't mention a "Army Commando" flash and have just the qual badge. Other corps and the dropshorts may have different rules and if you are actually serving with 40/42/45 (as opposed to an Army unit tasked in support of the RM), the booties may have a local rule regarding the flash.
 
#3
The badges, as far as I know are still unofficial, and were worn by Army personnel who passed the All Arms Commando Course. I saw them during the handover/takeover of HERRICK 5 and 6. I was told it was so that they didn't feel out of place as the Booties had Royal Marine Commando flashes on their arms. I would have thought the knife would have sufficed. There were various Arty and Gurkha types wandering around Bastion with them on both shoulders.
 
#4
ParaAGC said:
I would have thought the knife would have sufficed.
Not to forget the green lid although I'll admit this is less visible when you have a helmet on. Why not encourage everybody qualified to grow an enthusiastic moustache?
 
#5
The truth is that `someone` had a brain fart and decided to set the ball in motion for the lads wearing them once they had passed AACC and serving in a CDO unit! Its the same old story i`m afraid, people in high places trying to make names for themselves! The lads all think they are total chip shop and most refuse to wear them.
 
#7
I was under the impression that it was only 1 RIFLES that wore the 'Army Commando' rockers - and only after passing the AACC. Everyone else who's passed wears the dagger. This is not to be confused with the 3 Bde TRF, which all attached personnel wear, regardless of whether they've been to CTCRM.

As for the Andrew? RN Commandos have been around for yonks: Royal Navy Commando rockers, green lid and RN capbadges.
 
#8


Didn't realise they still used other Commando titles besides the RM one.
 

oldbaldy

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#9
RN have always worn one, well at least for the last 30 years since I was there.
 
#10
BuckFelize said:
I was under the impression that it was only 1 RIFLES that wore the 'Army Commando' rockers - and only after passing the AACC. Everyone else who's passed wears the dagger. This is not to be confused with the 3 Bde TRF, which all attached personnel wear, regardless of whether they've been to CTCRM.

As for the Andrew? RN Commandos have been around for yonks: Royal Navy Commando rockers, green lid and RN capbadges.
Correct, I have seen some of my dads (ex- RM) photos from the 70's, and there are several Navy commandos in them sporting exactly that.
 
#11
tearsbeforebedtime said:
Wow, O2 thief in five posts!

Good effort!
Don't bother, reading his 5 posts you can see he is a professional prick.
 
#12
petergriffen said:


Didn't realise they still used other Commando titles besides the RM one.
Can we deduce from this photo that Jesus is serving as a radiographer with 3 Cdo Bde??
 
#13

oldbaldy

LE
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#14
Photo of Lbdr James Dwyer KIA 27 December 2006 with his Army Commando shoulder title:


 
#15
I really think it's about time they dispensed with the RM/Army/RN Commando tabs and everyone that has qualified for the Green Lid use a "Commando" flash. When I was RN Cdo over 45 years ago I wore RN Commando, When Army Cdo I wore no recognition apart from the beret until the dagger when it was finally brought in.
 
#16
DECISION of the ARMY DRESS COMMITTEE

Army Commando shoulder title. Authority for Army personnel on the established strength of 3 Cdo Bde RM who had passed the AACC to wear the Army Commando shoulder title on combat clothing and Jersey Heavy Wool. These shoulder titles are not to be worn once an individual was posted out of the Bde.

HQ FLEET had agreed to provide funding and an approved SUR will provide 5 sets of shoulder titles per individual by Oct 08. This proposal had been circulated and approved by all members and was ratified.

Decision. Approved by ADC.

Letter Size and Style to be changed to the same as used on RM & Royal Navy Commando Titles.
 
#17
I saw a Commando Artillery sergeant wearing Army Commando flashes. Perhaps it's for people who work in a commando role within the army..?
 
#18
mcclurg said:
I saw a Commando Artillery sergeant wearing Army Commando flashes. Perhaps it's for people who work in a commando role within the army..?
Exactly. 29 Cdo Regiment RA is part of the army, but supports the Royal Marines, hence "Army Commando". It's the same with 59 Cdo Sqn RE.
 

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