Veteran's Badge

#1
Half serious, does the Veteran's Badge actually gain us anything?

Taking the eldest lad to that there London in a couple of weeks, for a bit of father/son time, what can we blag with it?

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#4
Museums are free in London.
 
#7
Half serious, does the Veteran's Badge actually gain us anything?

Taking the eldest lad to that there London in a couple of weeks, for a bit of father/son time, what can we blag with it?

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Fred, glad you asked. In some respects it confers the same clout as the Military Covenant. In as much as it's a political sop that sounds good, but costs nothing (and achieves less).

Sign up today! One free lapel badge and, while stocks last, a free faux parchment scroll of the Military Covenant.
 
#9
I got a reduction on entry fee to Chatham Historic Dockyard after I asked.
The boy on the desk didn't seem to know what I meant but didn't refuse or question.
 
#10
Watch out FW. The veterans badge is a fiendish plot to obtain up to date addresses for all of us cold warriors who have no medals due to the 3rd Shock Army being big girls' blouses. Due to kit cutbacks, if there's a war now, MoD will have to call up blokes who know how to operate all the stuff that's been in storage since 1989

Could you name the one moving part of an SMG? Could you find the gas regulator on THAT rifle? Do you know that puttee isn't stuff you put in a window frame? Could you overhaul the boilers on a Leander class frigate? Could you plot a course on a Decca chart? Do you still have the leather flying helmet issued when you qualified as an Avro Shackleton pilot?

If you can answer "yes" to any of those questions then be careful because they want you, they want you, they want you as an old recruit.
 
#11
I had to do a web search to refresh my memory what the Veteran's Badge looks like. I found one page with hundreds of photos from the current conflict to Normandy Veterans Association. Tucked amongst them was this:

 
#12
Watch out FW. The veterans badge is a fiendish plot to obtain up to date addresses for all of us cold warriors who have no medals due to the 3rd Shock Army being big girls' blouses. Due to kit cutbacks, if there's a war now, MoD will have to call up blokes who know how to operate all the stuff that's been in storage since 1989

Could you name the one moving part of an SMG? Could you find the gas regulator on THAT rifle? Do you know that puttee isn't stuff you put in a window frame? Could you overhaul the boilers on a Leander class frigate? Could you plot a course on a Decca chart? Do you still have the leather flying helmet issued when you qualified as an Avro Shackleton pilot?

If you can answer "yes" to any of those questions then be careful because they want you, they want you, they want you as an old recruit.
If it gets me duty free booze, I'm all for it.
 

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#13
Watch out FW. The veterans badge is a fiendish plot to obtain up to date addresses for all of us cold warriors who have no medals due to the 3rd Shock Army being big girls' blouses. Due to kit cutbacks, if there's a war now, MoD will have to call up blokes who know how to operate all the stuff that's been in storage since 1989

Could you name the one moving part of an SMG? Could you find the gas regulator on THAT rifle? Do you know that puttee isn't stuff you put in a window frame? Could you overhaul the boilers on a Leander class frigate? Could you plot a course on a Decca chart? Do you still have the leather flying helmet issued when you qualified as an Avro Shackleton pilot?

If you can answer "yes" to any of those questions then be careful because they want you, they want you, they want you as an old recruit.
I'm not doing any PT, they can forget it.
 
#15
You get a free dhobi bundle,7 items only,supply your own string.
 
#18
I had to do a web search to refresh my memory what the Veteran's Badge looks like. I found one page with hundreds of photos from the current conflict to Normandy Veterans Association. Tucked amongst them was this:

Speaking of this guy, does anybody know where and when did he qualifiy for his AAC Pilot's wings?

Admittedly he qualified for RAF and Navy wings (and he is Colonel in Chief of the AAC) but I can't find out and détails of when (or if) he qualified for his AAC wings or if he just wears them as a right, being Colonel in Chief AAC, like.

Thanks muchly.
 
#19
I'm not doing any PT, they can forget it.
As for me, I only do Egyptian PT nowadays. Come to think of it I did it then too, I think...bloody Alzheimers!
 
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