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Old 26th September 2021, 01:53
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What is the new badge I see RN officers wearing (in photos)? From a distance it looks like they are all wearing "dolphins", but apparently the skimmers have a badge now.
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Old 28th September 2021, 00:54
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Apple, any chance you can post a link to the said badge?
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Old 28th September 2021, 09:43
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I'll post one in the "life on board" photo section. Can't seem to insert it here!

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Old 28th September 2021, 10:16
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Here you go…
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Old 28th September 2021, 10:20
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You can buy your own if you want one..
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Old 28th September 2021, 12:33
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I'll post one in the "life on board" photo section. Can't seem to insert it here!
Thanks Apple82 & ML, it seems the RN is becoming a bit like the USN for awarding badges of achievement.

I know the PWO course is something like 6 months of hard work (CO/XO Desig course used to be 2 months) in a classroom, in simulators and at sea but it seems an odd shift of policy to now get a badge for routine advancement training?
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Old 29th September 2021, 08:16
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Here you go…
That's what I was looking for - a close-up view. Thanks.

Certainly looks very American from a distance, and always seems to be a bit slanted (being pinned on and not permanently mounted I would guess).

Next let's have one for the supply officer - crossed sausages guarded by knife fork spoon.

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Old 29th September 2021, 11:04
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The first circular I remember from Marconi was a warning against including the 'Bombay Cap Badge' in one's uniform. An extravagant melee of fluffiest scrambled egg and anchors about which owners had been complaining as being too ostentatious.

It is obvious to me now that it is not only in one's dotage that aesthetic taste turns down to the more vulgar - it must happen across the board independently of 'the number of any individual's days'. Mind you, I am sure a resurrected Chelmsford would have remonstrated without the prompting of clients had any of us started wearing off-the-shoulder yellow cordage.
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