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Surface Fleet (Badge)

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
It's been kicked around by the good ideas club for a while now. I think an actual badge has been binned. It's called a hippocampus I do believe.
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
Me, when I was a Boy Cub. Don't talk to me about badges.

 

slim

War Hero
Kinell Billy how come you managed to keep ALL those badges but found it nearly impossible to keep your Good Conduct stripes?
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Speaking as a bog standard matelot, I've never felt the need to have a special persons badge with kissing kippers, wingy-things, parachutes, crossed wheel-spanners, submarines, etc.

I do think there should be an Accumulated Jubilee Medals Medal though :)
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I've got the medal for all those Cold War patrols that "never happened". You can't see it but you'll just have to believe it's there ;)
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
I've got the medal for all those Cold War patrols that "never happened". You can't see it but you'll just have to believe it's there ;)
Is it shaped a bit like an invisible willy?

I remember trawling up and down the Baltic coasts on a T22 Batch Two in the 1980s gathering "intel" for months on end, 'tail-out' with outboard surveillance going full clack, Ruskie tugs/AGIs trailing grappling hooks crossing our wake, getting "cut-up" by the Russian Baltic fleet, etc., I have the same invisible medal. It just has a suntan ;)
 

slim

War Hero
These invisible medals are not worth the material they are not made off.
Perhaps you guys should cut your losses and sell them to the Walts on Ebay,
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Is it shaped a bit like an invisible willy?

I remember trawling up and down the Baltic coasts on a T22 Batch Two in the 1980s gathering "intel" for months on end, 'tail-out' with outboard surveillance going full clack, Ruskie tugs/AGIs trailing grappling hooks crossing our wake, getting "cut-up" by the Russian Baltic fleet, etc., I have the same invisible medal. It just has a suntan ;)

Believe it or not, when one of you used to go up the Barents etc, doing that, we used to follow you getting intel from the Soviets getting intel from you getting intel. :D
 
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wave_dodger

MIA
Book Reviewer
The whole badges and pins debate comes up annually, trust me! The noise that was made to create the bomber pin was unreal. There was a debate about 2 years ago for branch badges/pins, thats re-emerging as part of the "ethos" drive. It'll quietly go away when the costs are considered.

I hope they kill the branch lanyards too....
 
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