Name tapes (No. 4 shirt)

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  1. James_B

    James_B Badgeman

    Before I order a batch of name tapes, should the format be

    OTHER A
    OTHER A N
    OTHER A.
    OTHER A.N.
    OTHER

    (the first?)

    Also who officially makes them? I've seen many of the Cadet Direct type at £14.50 + £4 p&p (since when did it cost FOUR of your English to post those?)

    I've found
    these via Google - do they look any good?

    Any other known suppliers?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. andym

    andym War Hero

    When i was in it was


    Brown. A.


    Yes it was a real person and his nickname was "'atter"!
     
  3. tufty

    tufty New member

    They give you a wooden stamp with your name on it and a spitkid with a bit of felt in the bottom and black paint on it. Eventually you get the hang of it and you do a good one and sew it on your shirt. BTW its No.8s - surprised they didn't tell you that :)
     
  4. Karma

    Karma New member

    Not for about 5 or 6 years now.....
     
  5. andym

    andym War Hero

    did they?All i got was some wood and a pussers dirk and told to carve mine!
     
  6. grefs

    grefs New member

    Andy, you showing your age now. :money:
     
  7. andym

    andym War Hero

    LOL
    i had 2 types,one with me name on and then one with Knut on!
     
  8. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    You had it easy, I'm still waiting for the tree to grow from the seed they gave me.

    James B. I'm pretty sure that you have to use your own name :whew:
     
  9. grefs

    grefs New member

    Pussers name stamp, circa '66.

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  10. alhucoll

    alhucoll New member

    masking tape, tippex, black marker...............
     
  11. andym

    andym War Hero



    So you was called A.B.Bumfluff then?LOL
     
  12. grefs

    grefs New member

    That took a good bit of deciphering, andy, you ever work for the KGB?lmao.
     
  13. higthepig

    higthepig Supporters - GCM

    Name tapes were always Christian name initials first followed by surname in full, but what the fcuk do i know only served fro 56 to 79.
     
  14. phil1972

    phil1972 Supporters - GCM

    Tailor lee in Queen street pompey does ours, A Nother format

    the more you do the cheaper it gets and be prepared for quizzing on what ship you are one.
     
  15. grefs

    grefs New member

    I suppose you could be classed as an "Old Salt" then, higs.
    :worship: :worship:
     
  16. SILVER_FOX

    SILVER_FOX New member

    Pretty certain they don't issue the wooden name blocks anymore. Still got mine.

    SF
     
  17. Karma

    Karma New member

    You're right. gods, time flies.

    think I might be due my GOM PJT sometime soon.... :D
     
  18. Trooped_Again

    Trooped_Again War Hero

    I'm losing it.

    If 8's are 4's and 2's look like 1's and half blues have NO blue in them at all, what would you get for 9's?
     
  19. dunkers

    dunkers New member

    Well mine are in the format "DUNKERS D." so it looks like you can have whatever you like :confused:
     
  20. Lamri

    Lamri New member

    Mine are embroidered "B.Lamri" but as "Dunkers.D" says, you can pretty much have them any way around. :)
     

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