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Ballistic

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Another strange one from LREG Fuller.
Here he can be seen wearing the beret badge of an Artificer Apprentice.
20 mins 50 seconds.

 

SONAR-BENDER

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I'm pretty sure that way back when, before metal beret badges were issued, that it HAD to be a red badge such as the JR Art Apps wore that had to be sown on a beret. If you wanted to wear a beret.
 

WreckerL

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When I got issued my first beret (1975 or 76) it came with a metal badge. The whole ships company all got them, only tiff JR's had the red badge.
 

Ballistic

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I'm pretty sure that way back when, before metal beret badges were issued, that it HAD to be a red badge such as the JR Art Apps wore that had to be sown on a beret. If you wanted to wear a beret.
That particular episode was filmed in 1976, a year before I joined up and was issued with a red beret badge so I'm convinced it's a mistake.
I'll keep an eye out for other beret badges because ... well, it's lockdown... ;)
 

Taztiff

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I'm pretty sure that way back when, before metal beret badges were issued, that it HAD to be a red badge such as the JR Art Apps wore that had to be sown on a beret. If you wanted to wear a beret.
When I got issued my first beret (1975 or 76) it came with a metal badge. The whole ships company all got them, only tiff JR's had the red badge.
The red badge was not only for tiffs. It was for (paraphrasing cus I can't remember correct wording), 'ratings not dressed as seamen'. So some medical ratings had it.
Most likely it was thought to be tiffs only as we had around 600 entrants a year compared to only a handful of 'others'
Which asks the question - why would a lreg have one? To stand out from the rest of the jrs?
 

WreckerL

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The red badge was not only for tiffs. It was for (paraphrasing cus I can't remember correct wording), 'ratings not dressed as seamen'. So some medical ratings had it.
Most likely it was thought to be tiffs only as we had around 600 entrants a year compared to only a handful of 'others'
Which asks the question - why would a lreg have one? To stand out from the rest of the jrs?
Maybe the crusher "confiscated" it.

The LEP Chinese on the Rusty B wore tiffs rig with the red badge.
 
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