BR 81 Naval Uniform Regs


Hello all,

Could someone kindly settle a pub argument for me please

If you have qualified for Parachute Wings (ie the British military parachute course) and have also qualified as a Pilot what badges do you wear and where do you wear them as

A) an officer
B) a senior rating
C) a junior rating (if applicable)

I think they are two seperate badges. If you attend the Jump course (which has a set number of jumps from varying heights and at night) you are entitled to wear the wings on your right shoulder (as an additional qualification) and your aircrew badge sits on your lower right sleeve (above any lace curl or buttons)

My friend says if you are aircrew you will you have done parachute jumps as part of your training so you only wear your pilots badge on the shoulder.

No doubt it's a hoary old chestnut and has been answered before on your site, however we can't find the relevent info on the net and we havent got access to a BR 81

if so could you post the link in a reply



War Hero
My oppo who is a PO Phot wears his Parachute wings on his right shoulder above his branch badge. That's all I know I'm afraid


Book Reviewer
Well one of my friends is an ex-RM now Rn Observer, he wears para wings at the shoulder and his Observers moth above the executive curl to the wrist on No1's.


Lantern Swinger
BR81 is available from the RN website, I googled BR81 and up a link popped to the RN website with a pdf of the regs with "UNCLASSIFIED" on the bottom. So as far as I can see posting the link below isn't against any rules, though feel free to delete if it is.

link here BRd81