New uniform replacement for PCS

pompeyexpat

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No branch badges??
Nope. To quote the RNTM;

RIG22 Badging
  • In order to maintain the integrity of the RIG22 fabric and to promote greater uniformity across the Service, only the factory-fitted badging, comprising the White Ensign and “ROYAL NAVY” shoulder flashes combined with the velcro mounted name tally, are authorised to be worn on RIG22 shirts.
  • On receipt of issue, NO Branch, Skill at Arms, Qualification, Organisation or Unit badges, pins, or substitution of factory-fitted badges (i.e., replacing the “ROYAL NAVY” shoulder flashes with other shoulder flashes) are permitted. Commanding Officers and the CoC are to enforce this policy.
  • Badges currently mounted on existing RN PCS No. 4 uniform jackets are authorised to remain in place, and new badges may be mounted onto replacement RN PCS jackets until 01 Apr 22 (but not on RIG22 shirts). After 01 Apr 22 this practice is to cease and only factory-fitted badging plus name tallies will be permitted on any new DWR (i.e., both replacement RNPCS jackets or RIG22 shirts). This policy will also extend to other workwear ranges including new issue MTP, overalls etc. when worn in lieu of RIG22 as DWR.

No way of distinguishing between fighting arms or specialisations at all (and no Royal Navy Commando shoulder flashes for AAC or those coming over to the Dark Blue side from the Corps).
 

Dredd

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Super Moderator
Wow. Well, we can all see there will be absolutely no problems with this new policy.

As the old Chines curse goes - Good luck with that.
 

Waspie

War Hero
What I find strange, I wore Nomex flying kit most of my career, yet myself and contemporaries all had badges sewn onto their Nomex flight suits!! Why the change now!! Most aircrew had more badges than a Queens scout!!!
 

WreckerL

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Super Moderator
What I find strange, I wore Nomex flying kit most of my career, yet myself and contemporaries all had badges sewn onto their Nomex flight suits!! Why the change now!! Most aircrew had more badges than a Queens scout!!!
When submariners were issued Nomex 8's after the Falklands branch badges and name tapes were still sewn on. The Nomex 8's were deemed too expensive and were binned for for cotton ones after a couple of years.
 
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