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ciphers
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 948
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   5/6/2012, 17:21

Waaaay Back in 48/50 we wore the officer type brown beret with a maroon patch background where the para badge was positioned.

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AlienFTM
Sgt
Sgt


Number of posts : 28
Age : 61
Localisation : Hampshire
Cap Badge : 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars
Places Served : NI, Tidworth, UNFICYP, BAOR, Worthy Down
Registration date : 2007-12-07

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   7/6/2012, 13:23

Shelldrake wrote:
I did read several years ago, when we had the last reshuffle, that the Light Dragoons were scheduled to be amalgamated with the Buffs. Apparently their new title was to be The Light Buffoons. Smile

As an ex-15/19H (amalgamated to become Light Dragoons in 1992) I ought to take offence. Instead I shall laugh.
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AlienFTM
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Number of posts : 28
Age : 61
Localisation : Hampshire
Cap Badge : 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars
Places Served : NI, Tidworth, UNFICYP, BAOR, Worthy Down
Registration date : 2007-12-07

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   7/6/2012, 13:31

Wilf wrote:
Watching the jubilee concert last night there were several soldiers in uniform at the front of the crowd. I'm sure I saw two of them wearing dark blue berets with the parachute regiment cap badge! I know it sounds unlikely, but I'm sure I saw it!

I went to a LD Old Comrades weekend a few years ago. Stood on the Saturday afternoon socialising, I noticed a young lass wandering by dressed in blues. And a maroon beret. My conversation stopped mid-sentence while I tried to assimilate what I had seen.

So there are no longer any regimental bands. Nearest thing to a LD band would be the Light Cavalry Band at Bovington, 250 miles from Swanton Morley. In these days of fiscal tightness, the budget didn't run to bringing the Light Cavalry Band from Bovvy and besides, with so few bands to go around, they were double-booked anyway. So, up from Colchester came the Band of the Parachute Regiment. And yes, it had young lady bandspersons, and yes they wore maroon berets.

I couldn't help but wonder how many former Paras would be turning in their graves.

Hey but they were fit young ladies.
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bigmal
Maj
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Number of posts : 296
Age : 58
Localisation : Worksop, Notts
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : Fallingbostal, NI, Hohne, Fallingbostal, again.
Registration date : 2012-03-30

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   7/6/2012, 20:41

I wonder if these lady-Paras actually did P Company and how many jumps they have done.

If the answer is no and none then she shouldn`t be wearing that beret.
Unless the Paras have lowered their standards these days.
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Shelldrake
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2981
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   8/6/2012, 05:20

[quote="bigmal"]I wonder if these lady-Paras actually did P Company and how many jumps they have done.

Dirty boy!!
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AlienFTM
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Number of posts : 28
Age : 61
Localisation : Hampshire
Cap Badge : 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars
Places Served : NI, Tidworth, UNFICYP, BAOR, Worthy Down
Registration date : 2007-12-07

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   8/6/2012, 08:38

bigmal wrote:
Unless the Paras have lowered their standards these days.
Sadly that's where my money lies, though I suspect it's an equality thing for bands rather than a lowering of standards for front line Paras.
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jim
Let Gen
Let Gen


Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   8/6/2012, 08:41

My Brother in law has just retired from the AG Corps band, so it seems the corps still have them.
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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   8/6/2012, 09:58

There is a very large and informative thread on bands,somewhere on this site..There is no search facility or it is not enabled so it`s a matter of time and patience if you want yto find it
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bigmal
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Age : 58
Localisation : Worksop, Notts
Cap Badge : R.E.M.E
Places Served : Fallingbostal, NI, Hohne, Fallingbostal, again.
Registration date : 2012-03-30

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   8/6/2012, 13:52

[quote=

Dirty boy!![/quote]


Who? Me?

Never.

Honest.
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rucjock21
Maj
Maj


Number of posts : 279
Localisation : Glesga
Cap Badge : The Jocks
Places Served : Everywhere.
Registration date : 2012-09-25

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   26/9/2012, 21:32

Vanishing regiments its more like vanishing army.We will be incapable of doing what we used to do in the past....world policeman.All the good posting have gone.the younger lads will have to contend with garrison towns around the UK instead of around the world.Sad Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   26/9/2012, 23:28

Hi rucjock21

I see you were in Borneo and Aden,weren`t by any chance at Selerang in between?
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Number of posts : 279
Localisation : Glesga
Cap Badge : The Jocks
Places Served : Everywhere.
Registration date : 2012-09-25

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   27/9/2012, 13:50

Hi Gordon,No I went to Borneo with 2 Para and took over from the Argylls in Borneo.
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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   27/9/2012, 17:55

Then the A&SH came to Selerang before legging it to Aden?????
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rucjock21
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Number of posts : 279
Localisation : Glesga
Cap Badge : The Jocks
Places Served : Everywhere.
Registration date : 2012-09-25

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   27/9/2012, 22:37

Gordon,A&SH returned to Seaton Bks Plymouth after Aden where they did three tours of Borneo,one of the few units to do so.Then under Lt Col Colin Campbell Mitchell and 700 glengarried men headed off to the Crater district in Aden to teach some insignificant little terrorists a lesson they will not forget.Argyll Law ruled the day there. lol! lol!


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Wilf
Lt Col
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Number of posts : 314
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   28/9/2012, 19:00

When 17/21st Lancers came out to Canada for six weeks we were visited by no end of Canadian troops who were offering all sorts for one of their cap badges.
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ciphers
Maj Gen
Maj Gen


Number of posts : 948
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   28/9/2012, 19:59

I spent a happy two years in Munster 52/54 at 20 Armoured Brigade, the 17/21 Lancers shared York Barracks (Gremmendorf Kaserne) with us and I had many friends among the NCO's of the Regt. Among my treasures I have a NCO's sleeved badge (or motto as its called in the Regt) of the 17 Lancers, dating back to 1854 ... I wear it in my old service rain hat.

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ciphers
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Number of posts : 948
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   28/9/2012, 20:20


Yer 'tis ....

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Wilf
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Number of posts : 314
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Bicester-Soltau-Canada-Kineton-Paderborn-Osnabruck (Inc Gulf 1) Donnington-Civy Strasse.
Registration date : 2008-10-22

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   28/9/2012, 20:23

Len, why is it called a 'sleeved badge'?
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ciphers
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Number of posts : 948
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   28/9/2012, 21:02

NCO's wore it above their stripes, similar to Royal Signals Sgt's and 'plank NCO's'

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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2981
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   29/9/2012, 05:47

Wilf wrote:
When 17/21st Lancers came out to Canada for six weeks we were visited by no end of Canadian troops who were offering all sorts for one of their cap badges.



I did an Exercise in the American Zone (Grafenwohr) in 1968. The Amis would pay a small fortune for any Brit kit, especially Berets.
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unclevanya
Capt
Capt


Number of posts : 220
Age : 71
Localisation : Essex UK
Cap Badge : R Sigs
Places Served : 11 Sigs Vimy 'C' Catterick Nov 1963), 224 (Radio) Sig Squadron Garrats Hey, Quorn Leics( Jan-June 1964), 16 Sigs Bradbury Barracks Krefeld July-Oct 1964), 28 (BR) Sigs St Tonis & 4 Squadron, Tongeren (Cafe Maddy) (1964-1968), HQ UNFICYP Nicosia 6 month tour (1966), HMS Jufair & Hamala Camp Bahrien, 223 Sig Sqn (Radio) Winchester, Norn Ireland, HQ Northag Kolsas Olso Norway, 11 Sigs Helles Lines Catterick, Civvy Street 1977, Retired (Grumpy Victor Meldrew 2012)
Registration date : 2012-07-15

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   14/10/2012, 14:10

Cap badges and collar dogs - I've always wondered why the R Sigs cap badge and collar dogs were such a darned nuisance. they got bent and broken easily.

I still think that the cap badge for Other Ranks No 2 hat was a bad choice. I always found it difficult to set in the front of the cap correctly. it was the same with the beret. I was always breaking the legs of the collar dogs, and having to go to the QM Stores for exchanges. I reckon the 'Jimmy' would have been better designed to be inside a metal circle or similar. Some other R Sigs badges of Canada or Australia I believe, were far more robust than the ones used currently.

Does anyone agrees or disagree with this - should the R Sigs 'Jimmy' badge & collar dogs be redesigned to be more 'squaddy proof', or was it just my clumsy hands? Sleep
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rucjock21
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Maj


Number of posts : 279
Localisation : Glesga
Cap Badge : The Jocks
Places Served : Everywhere.
Registration date : 2012-09-25

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   14/10/2012, 15:12

How many units have large cap badges and who has the largest?
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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   14/10/2012, 16:05

The original "jimmy" was in a metal circle..I never had any probs with the current cap badge.In fact i think it is quite smart
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PostSubject: Re: cap badges   14/10/2012, 16:07

I would imagine that one of the original jock regiments might have the biggest cap badge..And of course the present RRS has quite a big one
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Cap Badge : The Jocks
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Registration date : 2012-09-25

PostSubject: Re: cap badges   14/10/2012, 16:42

My own regiment A&SH and the KOSB's have big badges as do the Black Watch.
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