RN Diving & EOD Skill Badge

the_matelot

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I suppose it does look quite smart.

It made me chuckle though- Good to see Thieves and Hawkes charging double for the badge....
 
Granted, the badge does look smart. However, how long is it going to be before every other Warfare specialisation starts angling for their own distinction badges? Will FNO qualified officers get to wear a cloth sextant, and FCs a cloth jet? Hell, we could even let the MWOs stitch on a cloth NAUTIS console. I don't mean to mank, but this does seem to be a very divisive concept. Having served on MCMVs (but not being a diver) I have nothing but the utmost respect for the MCD branch and those who serve in it. Nonetheless, we must remember that MCD is merely one branch of the RN- are we going to go the way of the USN and festoon our rig with each individual adqual in the name of parity, or are we going to become a culture of haves and have nots?

On a separate note, I've seen some real chad items attached to uniform (almost invariably cs95s) such as "Portsmouth Command" shoulder flashes. Has anybody else seen this sort of [email protected] about?
 

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