ET Branch badges

damo567

Midshipman
Right, I thought I'd put this one out there for a bit of feedback.

As a CPOET(ME) (ex tiff) what are peoples thoughts on senior rates wearing ET branch badges? My personal opinion is that no other branch senior rates (stand fast legacy branches) get away with not wearing post PCP branch badges so why ex tiffs. I personally feel the ME branch is a bit disjointed and lacking in identity with most CPO/PO tiffs not wearing any badges, how is ET2 bloggins supposed to identify with those in his/her branch?

So the upshot of that is I think all ET branch members should wear ET branch badges except legacy stokers and AB/LH tiffs who will become ETs on picking up their PO rate.
 

pompeyexpat

War Hero
I don't personally think that senior rates wearing branch badges would make much difference to ET2 Bloggins. Of all the things that might be hacking him off I'd say his boss not wearing a branch badge would be way down the list. I am speaking from a submariners point of view, maybe the closer proximity of serving in boats means the lads can indentify with us more.
Having said that, if the powers that be said we all had to wear branch badges, I would. They pay me the same, I do the same job, what difference does it make if I have to sew a badge on my shirt. At least anyone who wasn't already aware would know I was a member of the master race. (WE). :toothy8:
 
Why shouldn't ET(??) Feckwit KNOW those in his department after only a few weeks onboard?

I think all ME Senior Rates (Standfast us legacy chaps) should NOT wear branch badges at all.
 

danny

War Hero
damo567 said:
Right, I thought I'd put this one out there for a bit of feedback.

As a CPOET(ME) (ex tiff) what are peoples thoughts on senior rates wearing ET branch badges? My personal opinion is that no other branch senior rates (stand fast legacy branches) get away with not wearing post PCP branch badges so why ex tiffs. I personally feel the ME branch is a bit disjointed and lacking in identity with most CPO/PO tiffs not wearing any badges, how is ET2 bloggins supposed to identify with those in his/her branch?

So the upshot of that is I think all ET branch members should wear ET branch badges except legacy stokers and AB/LH tiffs who will become ETs on picking up their PO rate.

Well an ET2 who sees a chief walking around in a pair of overalls every day will probably guess that he is an ME.
If the chief is in 8s and sleep most of the time then hes either a we or a wu.
ET's are supposed to be a bit brighter. Maybe this is just a quick test for them.
 
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Deleted 2913

Guest
FFS
First they put apprentices into square rig then they demolished the trade/training completley. If not wearing a branch badge is the only thing left to prove your legacy as a member of the Tiff elite then hang on to that right.
 

21_Man

War Hero
[/quote] Then I fcuked it off for the shite it was. :) [/quote]

Can you explain this in English please.....I have no idea what you are trying to say :thumright:
 
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