On the question of being issued CS95, have you tried contacting the lead school, or HMS Excellent NMT school, ask to speak to CPO Broadley, explain your predicament regarding issue of kit, i'm sure he will be only too happy to feed your 'problem' into the relevant ear. This kit is now standard issue for ALL GSSR rates, and should not be witheld just because some PSI cant be bothered to do his job and order it. My unit has ordered the kit, we haven't seen it yet, but this is due to a shortage i'm told. Your unit CPO AWW (if you've got one) should really be chasing this up, ours has and has ordered all kit including helmets etc.trehorn said:i asked in our unit for the GSSR branch and was told by the Chief SA that he wasnt aware that it was being issued yet. Talk about finger on the pulse! to be honest i dont think he realised that one existed.
I'm fed up of getting pinged for bloody sparkers duty just because i still have the pegasus wings. Granted they look much better that the new GSSR badge but i've hated the radio shack for the last five years and have no intention of ever returning there. Now tactical - thats a different matter.
Despite being shown numerous peices of information the dozy old twonk still refused to admit that from AB1 GSSR upwards you should be issued with combats. Every bloody weekend we do we are asked why we're not in combats and every time they say that something will be done and here we are eight months down the line still in the same situation.
Back to your original question i've heard various rumours about this badge, one of them is that it has a shackle in it, not sure how accurate that is.
Good luck with it, let us know how you get on.