Shoulder Titles

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#1
Need help to settle a debate. Do the Signals still wear "R.SIGNALS" shoulder titles on the epaulettes of their No.2 dress uniforms?
 
#5
Last time I wore them was in NATO in 96. With Khaki's.
 
#12
No we didn't. At least I never saw a set through out the 93 -95 period.

I had a set (never worn), and they were still orderable until at least 98 because a non Sigs unit I was attached to ordered a pair in to the stores for me, with a load of other Signals bits and pieces (so I would have some spare acoutrements).

Only set I ever saw worn, was by a Sigs Cpl, who was working in the Osnabruck Med Centre around 95-96. He was attached from 14 Sigs and wore them on his white med coat things shoulders. Along with a badge that announced his rank, name and position as a RMA 1. (obviously the others wore similar badges with CMT 2 or RGN on.
 
#13
Oh, them things.

Gold staybrite material and 'RSIGNALS' in capitals. I got mine issued mid 80's and only remember wearing them once. I think they were designed to be worn when in Barrack Dress (at least that was the case in the unit I was with). I don't recall them being worn with No 2 or Service Dress.

And then they went out of fashion!! Fairly sure I've got a set somewhere, maybe I'll stick them on eBay - marked 'as worn by SF' of course.
 
#14
IIRC we wore them at 21 in Osnatraz too circa 84.. (2 Sqn)
 
#15
yep mid 80's we wore them on barrack dress only at 211 Sig Sqn - Minden. Pain in the butt as they always broke or were pinched before you put them on and were left with one - SSM would not be impressed lol
 
#16
whistler said:
Oh, them things.

Gold staybrite material and 'RSIGNALS' in capitals. I got mine issued mid 80's and only remember wearing them once. I think they were designed to be worn when in Barrack Dress (at least that was the case in the unit I was with). I don't recall them being worn with No 2 or Service Dress.

And then they went out of fashion!! Fairly sure I've got a set somewhere, maybe I'll stick them on eBay - marked 'as worn by SF' of course.
I seem to recall something like this, worn with No2 dress shirt by seniors in Barrack Dress. Wasn't v common though.
 
#17
chocolate_frog said:
No we didn't. At least I never saw a set through out the 93 -95 period.

I had a set (never worn), and they were still orderable until at least 98 because a non Sigs unit I was attached to ordered a pair in to the stores for me, with a load of other Signals bits and pieces (so I would have some spare acoutrements).

Only set I ever saw worn, was by a Sigs Cpl, who was working in the Osnabruck Med Centre around 95-96. He was attached from 14 Sigs and wore them on his white med coat things shoulders. Along with a badge that announced his rank, name and position as a RMA 1. (obviously the others wore similar badges with CMT 2 or RGN on.
Sorry, I beg to differ, we definatly did. I have a photo of myself, two friends and our troop OC stood together. We are wearing them on our #2 dress, and I still have them now.
 
#18
Was serving in a non-signals unit 97-2001. Still wearing khaki until 98ish. We wore them on our jumpers there, but just to be able to tell the corps apart.

They were murder to get hold of and no-one liked wearing them. Still have a pair ...somewhere.
 
#20
Seems to remember them making a singular appearance with barrack dress (on epaulettes of Jumper "Itchy Scratchy) on initial kit issue in basic trg, then never seeing the light of day again. Would have to look very deep in the "never use again" bag of kit to find them, if indeed they are still there!
 

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