BRANCH BADGES...Mmmmmmmmm

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  1. CAN ANYONE ENLIGHTEN ME AS TO THE REASON WHY THE NAVY YET AGAIN HAS SPENT X AMOUNT OF £'S ON THE REVAMPING OF THE ACROSS THE BOARD BRANCH BADGES...
    IN MY MIND A TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY.. WHEN OUR OTHER FORCES IN WAR ZONES DONT HAVE ENOUGH PROTECTIVE CLOTHING... AND ARE STILL DYING...
    I'M SORRY BUT THAT JUST DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME....... :twisted:
     
  2. Because "rebranding" is seen as an essential method of "moving " things "forward" and allowing overpaid twats to "think out of the Envelope",thus "reappraising the Population" to the "Modern Royal Navy".

    Or as you say its just a waste of time, money and is a load of bollocks,just like Leicester Council did.They paid a PR company £75,000 to think up a slogan for Leicester.And the gem?

    "Come to Leicester,its Interesting!"
     
  3. The modern culture of spin and of believing in the omnipotence of private sector consultants is what is at fault. It is based upon the concept that by repackaging the same thing and re-marketing it as something new, the public will believe change has arisen, whereas it is simply a charade. Well that's my cynical view, anyway!
     
  4. It would be nice to go back to the old days and you could tell at a glance who was in what branch. now I have just given up. No doubt the powers that be will change it all again soon.
     
  5. Whats not to love about the new badges?..the fact theyve put missiles on a stokers badge or the fact theyre so big you can see them from space..love the POET's one.. :grin:
     
  6. ETs are our future.
     
  7. Have I been asleep I thought OM's (Operators Maintainers) were the future.Whats a ET?

    Nutty
     
  8. If they haven't gone home..
     
  9. Engineering Technician. Split WE and ME with WESM and MESM for submarines. By the time you reach CPOET you will have the same qualification (foundation degree) as an LWEA. OMs and WEAs are being replaced by ETs. OM = ET, CPOWEA = CPOET with a sliding scale of technical knowledge as you get your rate. Hope this isn’t too confusing.
     
  10. Because my fiance came home for birth of our baby he missed his SA course start date and was in hold over for 8 weeks so now instead of being a SA (stores accountant) he is SC which sounds naft supply chain or something!

    Oh well not as bad as the stewards and chefs......
     
  11. Supply Chain is his subspecialisation. He will be reffered to as Logistician Supply Chain Smith and if being addressed over the main broadcast, this will be shortened to Logistician Smith.
     
  12. How will the new writers ("Personnel" ?) be reffered to?
     
  13. You'll like this one. They will also be piped as "Logistician". In fact the whole of the Logs branch are now logisticians with the full title being used for Awards, Honours, Tables, etc.
     
  14. SC is as it says on the tin :mrgreen: The role they undertake now is much more than pure stores accountancy. For instance they may find themselves ashore assisting in an FLS or an ALSS working alongside the RNR Loggies :grin: Some of the guys I've worked alongside have been top notch.
    They also may find themsleves ashore as part of the ships co. working to distribute humanitarian aid or setting up a supply route for the same, whilst keeping the shore party fed and watered.
    "supply chain" is also an easier term for our purple breathren to understand. So yes it is a change, but, it's not change without reason. the job has changed. The role is likely to increase in scope as time goes on.....according to my crystal ball :evil: :grin:
    It would be nice to wear a branch badge which the RN recognises as well, :shock: :shock: .
    PS can you really see them being piped as "Logistician" for very long?.......it'll be shortened either to "Logs" or "Loggie".........you heard it here first....
     
  15. "Log" or "Loggie"... Just as well Jack has no imagination, or he'd take one look at "Log" and instantly think of "Turd". And that could get really boring after the 40th or 50th time.

    Oh wait a minute...*





    * Part or all of this post may contain strong elements of sarcasm
     
  16. why change the badges/names?

    so that someone can get paid a fortune in 5 years time to change them back again :roll:
     
  17. Well, they’ve changed the entire engineering branch structure, not just the badges/names.
     
  18. If they piped for Naval Stores or the LSA in the old days, I'd know who they wanted: if they piped for all these new terms now, I'd carry on with my standeasy until they piped for me by name. Glad I left when Jack Dusties were Jack Dusties - what ever next - Logistics Technicians ?
     
  19. How dare they very proud of my propellers and then they go and give them to a bunch of jumped up dabbers the props was the only real branch badge left in the andrew now the thickest members of the RN can (failed dabbers get another chance to get there killicks through ET WESM branch) remember that headline in skimmer dits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  20. What ? you don't fancy:

    "Duty Logisistics Supply Chain Technician report to the Main Logistics Supply Chain Store".......... think of the kudos ^~

    I mentioned this on another thread previously, that it may end up as all being retitled 'Technicians' a la US Military style... far more easier to use !?

    And I do agree that 'Dusty' is a far better memorable term speaking as on exDusty myself.. :thumright:
     

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