• ARRSE have partnered with Armadillo Merino to bring you an ARRSE exclusive, generous discount offer on their full price range.
    To keep you warm with the best of Merino gear, visit www.armadillomerino.co.uk and use the code: NEWARRSE40 at the checkout to get 40% off!
    This superb deal has been generously offered to us by Armadillo Merino and is valid until midnight on the the 28th of February.

Unit badges/insignias for Nurses and RAMC

#1
A young nurse was pulled up by an officer during a conference for wearing to many forms of unit and corp identification. They were wearing a grey mafia beret, a stable belt and nursey TRF.

I know alot of units wear at least four: Beret, Stable belt, TRF and unit insignia.

When did it become policy that you cannot wear more than two forms of unit recognition? Any ideas?

NC
 
#3
Complete garbage cokecan - TRF is worn on CS 95, usually with a formation badge and union flag and the CO can request that all personnel wear their respective Corps belt (plus the correct colour beret)!!
 

Ventress

LE
Moderator
#4
night_crawler said:
A young nurse was pulled up by an officer during a conference for wearing to many forms of unit and corp identification.

NC
It must be commended that a QA officer noticed such a thing.
 
#5
top_soldier said:
Complete garbage cokecan - TRF is worn on CS 95, usually with a formation badge and union flag and the CO can request that all personnel wear their respective Corps belt (plus the correct colour beret)!!
The corps RSM was the RSM at our unit and she said that to her QA all the time when she saw them that only one is to be worn....
 
#6
Would have to check QA dress regs, but it seems at odds with the rest of the British Army where its normal jogging to be wearing TRF and Stable belt.
 
#10
night_crawler said:
Well I wear a TRF, Stable belt and beret and no one batters an eyelid. Is this just one of those fads or is it to stop people collecting badges?

NC
Is that some Scottish way of cooking small bits of skin, or do you mean "no one bats an eyelid"?

;)

FF.
 
#11
P.S. I'm not QA, but I have also heard this before. Apparently there is some rule about the number of Corps identifiers they are allowed to wear. Some of the QA guys and gals on a cse with me were specifically not issued with certain items, and this was the reason given.
 
#14
Current regs state that no more than 2 forms of reg insignia are to be worn when in CS95, i.e. beret and TRF or stable belt. Wearing TRF and belt is incorrect dress.

This has not been made clear throughout the corps, so many units are unaware of this reg. This is probably due to the fact that the majority of people in the QAs who make the regs couldn't find their arrses with both hands and a map (despite the size).
 
#15
BigMac said:
Current regs state that no more than 2 forms of reg insignia are to be worn when in CS95, i.e. beret and TRF or stable belt. Wearing TRF and belt is incorrect dress.

This has not been made clear throughout the corps, so many units are unaware of this reg. This is probably due to the fact that the majority of people in the QAs who make the regs couldn't find their arrses with both hands and a map (despite the size).
That's the problem, officers and a map! 8O
 
#16
The regs are unavailable or at least difficult to locate in a number of units and the powers that be who enforce the regs are often unsure of them. That is where I make the link.

Someone asked a question about the uniform regs. Exactly how is the answer supposed to relate to medical support to concurrent medium scale ops?

As long as we work in the public eye, there will always someone who worries about "badges, berets and belts". I don't, but my boss does and that's what counts.
 
#17
Karabiner said:
I was making the point that there are more important things to worry about, pretty obvious really.
As was I. If you have no interest in the topic then why post here?

I know for a fact that the Regs are available to every unit and certainly when I was recently in command my RSM was on top of this sort of issue.
I'll take your word for that. Why is there so much discrepency in the way that the dress regs are interperated? QAs are not always based with medical units, there are several working on detachment etc. I would understand if these were the only units where the regs were misunderstood. However even at large units there are problems (including the one where the current RSM lays her hat).

Sorry but I do not agree that those who write the Regs should be held to account for a failure of the chain of command at unit level; every RSM should know where to source dress Regs.
Point taken. However, anyone who knows the current QA RSM will understand the comments re. standards of dress and the powers that be...
 
#20
Filbert Fox said:
she is a shambles (can 1 person be a shambles?) Quite an embarressment really, last one wasnt brilliant but at least she could dress herself properly.
LOL... not like you to sit on the fence Filbert....
 

Latest Threads