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Rank Slides

Whizbox

Midshipman
I've seen pictures of sailors/officers wearing rank slides with a white rectangle on them and I was wondering if any of you could clarify what rank these portrayed?
White Rectangle on its own?
White Rectangle with Sub-Lieutenant Rank slide?
White Rectangle with AB Rank slide?

Thanks
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Under Training.

Not seen a rating with a white flash, must be a more recent variation.

As a Specially Selected Marine Engineering Mechanic, we had a red flash over the name badge on out eights (Fours) and there used to be orange shoulder flashes for "phase one trainees", green for phase two. (Ratings).
 
Pt4 chock heads were the first I've seen with the white rectangle below the AB rank slide. Otherwise it's worn by officers who haven't completed their fleet boards, generally known as bullet proof shit deflectors!


It was like that when I found it chief
 

tommo

War Hero
As others have stated "under training" - officer cadets and ratings in phase 2/3 training at various bases will wear these to denote they are still under training.
 
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