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Fleet Air Arm insignia for non aircrew??

Should FAA personnel (non aircrew) have some sort of insignia as part of their No's 1's, 3


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Billy Q

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I'm a WAFU maintainer currently shore based in one of our dockyards hence surrounded and out numbered by our fish head cousins. A policy that has recently been instigated by the sun dodging submariners here is the wearing of their dolphins on their white shirts (3a,3b) This it apparently to distinguish them apart from their poor relations the General Service. Now as i wear the same uniform but (thankfully) dont wear their little goldfish badge i am considered to be a member of the GS. As some may sympathise, this is a tad annoying! I'm FAA afterall!

Now, as everyone knows (standfast submariners) the RN is made up of four fighting arms. The GS,RM, FAA and the Submarine service. It is only the FAA maintainers that when in NO's 1 and 3a's etc has no recognition of its branch to stand it apart from the GS.

Now i appreciate that aircrew display wings etc on their No's 1 and that most probably they will scoff at the idea of the lowly maintainers having any sort of uniformed bond to the FAA. Yes i am aware that trade badges are on display on some uniforms but if you are an old school tiff there are no badges at all.

My question to the floor is: Should FAA personnel (non aircrew) have some sort of insignia as part of their No's 1's, 3a etc to show they are a part of the FAA??


Something like this?
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I was thinking of trying to symbolise WAFU - tits on a bull, chocolate fireguard, ashtray on a motorcycle, etc are all symbolic of the FU element, while we could add droplets of water to symbolise the W part (NB this could also be used to highlight certain WAFUs tendency to drip at any and every opportunity!). :w00t:

I would try and symbolise the GS, but I'm not sure how to represent "7 clicks", but there would certainly be a waterfall to compare to our droplets.

I think that maybe Flagwagger is confusing us with an engineering branch that has a constant efflux of personnel (WE/ME). We are continually supplementing their branches, therefore I would suggest that the FU term would be a little antiquated. People can already see who the WAFUs are in No1s, we are the ones that have more than the "freebie" medals sported by the GS/SM.

Back to the point. NO, I do not want an "arm" badge. We are one Navy.
 
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