Wearing of trade badges

#2
You should wear all trade badges, etc. in exactly the same way as you wore them as a regular soldier.
 
#3
I thought it was wings and daggers only on the trade front ,I went to frimley and that was the skit I got ,
the RSM said I could wear my maroon lid and brit wings but no foreign ones.....
Harry what do you think
 
#4
Wings, daggers and bombs...
 
#5
Wear them. I though the score was that you could wear one units foreign wings.....

Ive seen 7RHA wearing German wings above the pocket and Brit ones on the arms.
 
#6
Praetorian said:
Wear them. I though the score was that you could wear one units foreign wings.....

Ive seen 7RHA wearing German wings above the pocket and Brit ones on the arms.
Any foreign military wings can be worn above the right breast pocket.

French wings, are of course the chosen foreign type, as they are so big and ****ing shiney :thumright:
 
#7
But German ones are THE ones to have...... didnt do any running unlike the french
 
#9
Tell you what, they should get a running badge as well what, with the speed the french retreated (wasn't even time to unpack the drum to beat the meat!!).
 
#10
bazbars/airborne-swinger said:
I thought it was wings and daggers only on the trade front ,I went to frimley and that was the skit I got ,
the RSM said I could wear my maroon lid and brit wings but no foreign ones.....
Harry what do you think
As Praetorian mentioned, the rule is that (assuming you have earned British wings - not just a lighbulb) you are entitled to wear one set of foreign wings above your right pocket. It holds for Regular, TA AND ACF.
 
#11
Harry Paget Flashman said:
bazbars/airborne-swinger said:
I thought it was wings and daggers only on the trade front ,I went to frimley and that was the skit I got ,
the RSM said I could wear my maroon lid and brit wings but no foreign ones.....
Harry what do you think
As Praetorian mentioned, the rule is that (assuming you have earned British wings - not just a lighbulb) you are entitled to wear one set of foreign wings above your right pocket. It holds for Regular, TA AND ACF.
I have seen a non para trained bloke wear US wings on his cbt jacket nothing was said and the OC of the SQN at the time was ex 216 along with the YOS and the troop staffy.
 
#12
scousemech said:
Harry Paget Flashman said:
bazbars/airborne-swinger said:
I thought it was wings and daggers only on the trade front ,I went to frimley and that was the skit I got ,
the RSM said I could wear my maroon lid and brit wings but no foreign ones.....
Harry what do you think
As Praetorian mentioned, the rule is that (assuming you have earned British wings - not just a lighbulb) you are entitled to wear one set of foreign wings above your right pocket. It holds for Regular, TA AND ACF.
I have seen a non para trained bloke wear US wings on his cbt jacket nothing was said and the OC of the SQN at the time was ex 216 along with the YOS and the troop staffy.
Snap, but he was a Maj Gen so I doubt the razzer would have a go, also I think he had a Ranger tab as well but I'm not too sure (yes he was a Brit and wore a ToS and an extremely old jacket, about 3 or 4 versions old)

As I side note I has seen a guy wear a US Air Assault Badge (helicopter with wings) on his right chest, he was a lad in the old 24 Airmobile Brigade, he claimed he had permission as were a group from his unit, oh what fun the Really Scary Man had on his arrival
 
#13
As I side note I has seen a guy wear a US Air Assault Badge (helicopter with wings) on his right chest, he was a lad in the old 24 Airmobile Brigade, he claimed he had permission as were a group from his unit, oh what fun the Really Scary Man had on his arrival
Well whatever the regulations say the fact is that CO's have always excercised discretion in practice. I, and a whole bunch of others from 2 RGJ did the air Assault Course at Ft Campbell KY (in 1980 I think it was). We were awarded said wings (which should be worn on the left breast we were told) and our CO/RSM (A) Insisted that we wore them on combat jackets (B) Insisted that we never wore them on anything else.

I have worn mine on my combat jacket ever since and have gone through countless CO's/RSM's in 2RGJ, 4RGJ and the ACF. If my CO/RSM insisted that I remove them I would, but I'd think they were being petty. I should add that whenever I have joined a new unit I have always sought out the RSM and asked what the policy was, and have always been told "you did the course, you wear them".
 
#14
wellyhead said:
scousemech said:
Harry Paget Flashman said:
bazbars/airborne-swinger said:
I thought it was wings and daggers only on the trade front ,I went to frimley and that was the skit I got ,
the RSM said I could wear my maroon lid and brit wings but no foreign ones.....
Harry what do you think
As Praetorian mentioned, the rule is that (assuming you have earned British wings - not just a lighbulb) you are entitled to wear one set of foreign wings above your right pocket. It holds for Regular, TA AND ACF.
I have seen a non para trained bloke wear US wings on his cbt jacket nothing was said and the OC of the SQN at the time was ex 216 along with the YOS and the troop staffy.
Snap, but he was a Maj Gen so I doubt the razzer would have a go, also I think he had a Ranger tab as well but I'm not too sure (yes he was a Brit and wore a ToS and an extremely old jacket, about 3 or 4 versions old)

As I side note I has seen a guy wear a US Air Assault Badge (helicopter with wings) on his right chest, he was a lad in the old 24 Airmobile Brigade, he claimed he had permission as were a group from his unit, oh what fun the Really Scary Man had on his arrival
The bloke I knew was a lancejack he did however wear his lid like a para.
The sqn clarke wore the light bulb he was the only bloke I ever met in 10 years service I saw with the light bulb he was only a young lancejack at the time.
 
#15
I do indeed have my brit wings and I have continued to wear my australian wings above my right pocket on my para smock as I did as a regular and TA soldier but just found it stange that the RSM would pick me up for something which is permissable everywhere else in the forces.
I have been lucky enough to keep my beret as my det is badged PARA ,but I have to be honest I would continue to wear my maroon machine with whichever cap badge of the unit I went to.
That may upset a few people and may ooze airborne arrogance but I have to be honest I don't actually care .The cadets like to see the odd coloured beret teaching them and I think it adds to the party and gives the cadets something more to ask about andd learn about.
 
#16
That may upset a few people and may ooze airborne arrogance but I have to be honest I don't actually care .
I don't think there is anything arrogant about it at all. I feel exactly the same about my rifle green beret and, note this is not intended to offend you, would not want to wear anything else...even a maroon one.

It about esprit de corps. There is as much an argument about leading by example when it comes to esprit de corps as there is with anything else. I am sure that there are those adults with no big army service who appreciate how important esprit de corps is as a motivator, but I doubt (and may be wrong) that they actually understand what it really is in anything other than an abstract sense.

I know its stupid, I cannot justify it intelectually, but in my heart I am a rifleman and always will be. I could say it is similar to my feelings for my own children, no matter what they do I will always stand by them and be there for them. Even if they did something truly terrible. I will criticise them, but defend them when others do. Its probably a poor analogy but the best I can think of.
 
#17
gwailo.....

good for you mate,

I have noticed that there would appear to be an inverted snobbery in some areas of the acf towards reg /ta service especially in the officers mess where I now find myself residing.I joined the mess about a year ago with a couple of other ex regs who had operational big army experience and whilst the commandant and most other mess members are welcoming ,there are those who give you a very wide berth and chops off behind your back most of which are.....long term acf punters....

I currently have a friend of mine who joined my detachment who is ex commando he was advised by jealous others to put a blue beret on to which I said bollocks you earned your cabbage you wear it.....

So a quick comment to some long term cadet punters(not all,
when you are next in the mess and wearing your cadet gongs and chopsing away about si.bloggs...or LT blah....in his old units mess kit and operational medals don't look down your nose at him because he hasn't been part of your club as long as you .
because believe it or not,
he isn't doing it to you about only ever having been ACF.....

It's one team and everyone brings something to the party so lets all act that way.After all it's the cadets that matter
 
#18
I thought it was one set UK and up to two foreign on the right man boob? I have US, Canadian and german and usually wore the Canadian and the German because they looked well impressive...until a certain Cdo Lt col got a bit **** about badges on combats and oredered "minimise". After that I went to a non-airborne unit and it seemed like posing to the max, so I just removed them all.
 
#20
the bigger, spanglier or rarer the better!
The same applies to facial hair. Oh how I always envied Bugle Major Green

 
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