Feel free to get rid of this thread if it's the wrong place! I'm going to BRNC in June and I've just got a forest's worth of paper through the letter box in joining instructions. Somewhere in the kit list it says that you have to order epaulettes and buttons before you join, but it doesn't give you any information on what you need. I emailed the DO last week and he sent me back this list (see below). I know that TPotter didn't get the details for the epaulettes with the joining instructions he got in the post either, so I thought I would post this for all Cadets in the intake just in case they didn't receive the information. (Think this is obvious, but I will say it anyway; order the appropriate insignia for your rank- if you're not an SE cadet, don't order the SE lapels!) I think other companies supply them, but they have heavily hinted that you should buy them from Baun & Co... My order came to about £100, which seems ridiculous BAUN & Co Portsmouth 14 Queen Street Portsmouth PO1 3HL Tele: 023 9282 2045 (They also do mail orders) Cadet SE - Items to be purchased before arriving at BRNC Dartmouth Epaulettes (Shoulder Boards) laced to Rank of Cadet (SE) 1 Pr Soft Shoulder Slides laced to Rank of Cadet (SE) 3 Pr Lapel Insignia Cadet (SE) for No1 Blue Uniform 1 Pr Lapel Insignia Cadet (SE) for No2 Mess Undress 1 Pr RFA Buttons anodised 4 Large, 4 Medium, with split rings for No1CW. RFA Buttons anodised 4 Medium, with split rings, plus 2 Link Buttons, for 2BW. RFA Buttons anodised 4 Small with split rings, for White Waistcoat. Obtain all written receipts and bring these with you when you join BRNC in Oct. We will then ensure the correct form is filled out to reclaim the costs.