It is indeed the same as a regular SEA badge. Why is anyones guess. We had enough shite the last time they gave us the same badge as the seaman specs, and we (allegedly) did very similar jobs then, unlike now.
The badge, which has been issued to all Sea(Res) ratings at HMS Flying Fox, can (should) be avilable from Naval Stores. It is my intention that all personnel will be "badged" by the November Ceremonies, and if you are having difficulties in obtaining them through Naval Stores, then please let your CO and your RFPO know. If those channels do not help, then pse get back to me via the official channels, and I will ask a few questions.
Hope that helps
Bored at work so dug somethings up muppet me boy. :rendeer:
The DIN is out there and was issued 2008 and goes on about greater alignment of RN with RNR etc etc. This line will be of interest.
Full details, including RNR rating specialisation badges and issue thereof, will be promulgated separately to Fleet addressees by Commander Maritime Reserves (CMR) Temporary Memorandum.
As of yet i cannot find one (maybe hidden away in secret suirrel draw) :thumright: . Without contradicting SO2 Seaman i cant see any reason to change your badge as no CMRTM is extant. Stand by to be rebriefed.
When I'm 12000 miles away from my office and unit, it's always a tad difficult to put my hands on the exact documentation. HOWEVER, I would be delighted, as the OiC of the Sea(Res) Branch, to have a private discussion with anyone who is "blocking" the issue of the correct rig to members of the Branch - if you are having snags, please feel very free to point them in my direction - a short and direct de-briefing will result!
SO2 Seaman (In OZ on business)
We were informed in unit last week that there is no change to branch badge. Frankly, I don't mind that. At least we are recognised as RNR even if regulars don't know what War Sea (Res)is. But to confuse us with full time dabbers?
At least fiveof us have joined the Sea (res) branch since passing out from Raleigh in the last six months.
No-one has told us what correct uniform we should have.....no-one has gave us branch badges; and we have not been given green flashes or Royal Navy badges........
It mght be helpful if the correct rig requirements were sent out to each unit...to be passed to branch members?
Couple of points.
1. A CTM has been issued to all units ref the branch badge. I can only speak directly for HMF Flying Fox, but when a NE successfully completes Raleigh, he/she comes before the CO and the new DO and is formally welcomed into thier new branch and given the badge by the CO. Would like to email your PSI formally requesting your badges etc, CC me, and then if no joy, email me, CC your PSI and I will see what I can do.
2. Sadly, as I mentioned before, I can't lay my hands on the CTM as I'm 12000 miles from the UK, but I will try to get its details and post the number and date etc soon.
I would like to think of myself as far from "wet behind the ears".......OF COURSE I HAVE ASKED! In fact all the AB`s in the unit who have returned from Raleigh have asked... It is quite difficult if you do not know the procedures and protocols.
There is no-one at our branch, who has returned from Raleigh and been formally welcomed into any branch and give the appropriate badge.
The old saying goes "if you don`t know.......you don`t know".
It is the same with all the abbreviations used in the RN & RNR....How can you be expected to read and digest information if the abbreviations are not explained to you?
Anyway back to the issue of badges........Not got one, not told when I a getting one, November ceromonies soon......?
Oh; and feel a right prat on a RN base without one...Really makes the RNR look professional...........NOT!