Whats with every Corp & TRF´s

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#1
Why is it all the corps like the RLC, RA, REME, and just lately AGC all suddenly deciding that they need to wear TRF´s, ok i understand the reason behind most corps having them because of history. However some dont need them or is it to make them feel better, Thank God i am leaving after my 13 years of proud service. All the regulations and attitudes have changed enough let alone turning us into the cub scouts.
 
#2
We don't have them & if we did we wouldn't wear them, giving away more info than necessary.

Have you seen the RRS flash? Lion rampants on each side now!
 
#3
Multiple choice TRF test

XXX Corps needs a TRF because:

a. YYY Corps has one and so we want one too.
b. The last corps to get a TRF gets the beers in.
c. It's a competition to see how many badges we can get sewn on to our 'camouflage' suits before a new CGS says get them all off.
d. The Corps RSM is going to get an OBE for this.
e. The Corps Dress committee chairman has just started a badge making company.
f. All of the above.
 
#4
I've yet to understand what is so fecking tactical about a bright coloured patch on your jacket/shirt. The outer layer is dpm; i.e tactical so it is more difficult for the enemy to see us. Having some huge bright flash isn't exactly aiding camoflage and concealment is it?
 
#6
The ironic thing is that during times of war, kit is supposed to be 'sanitised' - i.e. the TRFs get taken off.

Which kind of goes against the Tactical in tactical Recognition Flash. Besides, as P_L has eluded to, most TRFs are about as tactical as an OTC weekend gang-f#ck.
 
#7
It's all about saving money apparently. Corps soldiers move around that much and have to wear the same badges as the units they are attached to that the powers that be decided that TRF's were the way ahead. They say that each time badges are removed a certain amount of damage is done, hence if you don't wear any badges of other units only your own Corps you won't ever need to remove them.

Sounds sensible in a strange sort of way, but does make it obviouse when a bush has a big TRF on it that it is in fact not a bush, but a very smartly dressed Corps man.

As for saving money, haven't worked that one out yet. We still have to wear the Bde flashes, which TRF's were supposed to stop.
 
#9
Tiffy_Massive said:
...As for saving money, haven't worked that one out yet. We still have to wear the Bde flashes, which TRF's were supposed to stop.
At £34,000 for their TRF outlay I cannot see the AGC saving any money, but then I guess fiscal matters aren't a particular strength there eh?! :lol: :lol:
 
#10
Tiffy_Massive said:
It's all about saving money apparently. Corps soldiers move around that much and have to wear the same badges as the units they are attached to that the powers that be decided that TRF's were the way ahead. They say that each time badges are removed a certain amount of damage is done, hence if you don't wear any badges of other units only your own Corps you won't ever need to remove them.

Sounds sensible in a strange sort of way, but does make it obviouse when a bush has a big TRF on it that it is in fact not a bush, but a very smartly dressed Corps man.

As for saving money, haven't worked that one out yet. We still have to wear the Bde flashes, which TRF's were supposed to stop.
Yeah but is the whole point of TRF not so that individuals from the same units can find each other in confused situations, as a result all REME and AGC attached to Engr Regts wear the RE TRF?? therefore your argument about corps personnel moving doing damage to uniforms is spurious (And in fact only applies to REME, AGC(SPS) and RLC Chef's)

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#11
Attached personnel don't wear RE TRF's as far as I know so that gets round that point. Before TRFs came in Engrs had a green shoulder flash which was actually tactical and didn't stand out. If somebody can't tell I'm an engr by my capbadge, stable belt and rank slide I don't think a TRF is going to help!
 
#15
52 Bde never wore the HD patch - 51 Bde did. The above post is correct - 52 Bde wear the patch that was 52
Div's from WW2. I am not sure if 51 Bde still wear the HD patch.
 
#16
51 wear the lion rampant on green\purple as shown in my signature block. Though some of those that have had their office in Forthside (Bde HQ) for far to long still have the HD badge on their door. Obviously anyone important reading this, please feel free to visit Forthside and our mess - mines a majority, thanks :D
 
#17
lancsyesthanks said:
Why is it all the corps like the RLC, RA, REME, and just lately AGC all suddenly deciding that they need to wear TRF´s, ok i understand the reason behind most corps having them because of history. However some dont need them or is it to make them feel better, Thank God i am leaving after my 13 years of proud service. All the regulations and attitudes have changed enough let alone turning us into the cub scouts.
A number of Armoured & Infantry Battalions wear them as well! The Brigade of Guards for one....
 
#18
Hey guys...you know what its like, some big wig gets it in his bonnet that we are to have TRFs and we just have to get on with it! On exercise in Poland the locals kept asking if we were Romanians (REME)!
 
#19
sirbobbymoore1966 said:
On exercise in Poland the locals kept asking if we were Romanians (REME)!
NO they were just being polite what they really ment was that they thought you looked like a bunch of pikeys.........and who could blame them :D
 

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