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Offline kratz

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Did the RCN switch to metal skill badges for all of their skill badges on DEU tunics? I thought I saw a couple of pictures with sailors with metal diver badges on their tunics. If so, why the change? Are the other services going to follow suit?

Yes (mostly), last summer:

Quote from: NAVGEN 018/18

3. DEU:

A. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY SPECIALIST SKILL BADGES: CLOTH SPECIALIST
SKILL BADGES IAW A-DH-265-000/AG-001 (CANADIAN FORCES DRESS
INSTRUCTION) CH.3 FIGURES 3-3-3 AND FIGURE 3-3-4 ARE TO BE REMOVED
AND REPLACED WITH METAL BADGES

B. MARKSMANSHIP BADGE - NAVY MARKSMEN OF THE RANK OF PO2 AND BELOW
WHO HAVE QUALIFIED AS A FIRST CLASS SHOT OR MARKSMAN, BASED ON ANNUAL
CLASSIFICATION RESULTS FOR THE SERVICE RIFLE IAW CHAPTER 4 OF B-GL-
382-001/FP-001 (CANADIAN FORCES OPERATIONAL SHOOTING PROGRAMME) ARE
AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE APPROPRIATE MARKSMANSHIP BADGE, EMBROIDERED IN
CF GOLD ON RIFLE GREEN MELTON CLOTH, ON SERVICE DRESS JACKETS. IF THE
MEMBER DOES NOT RE-QUALIFY AS A FIRST CLASS SHOT, OR MARKSMAN WITHIN
ONE CALENDAR YEAR, THE BADGE SHALL BE REMOVED
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Offline Oldgateboatdriver

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So, basically going back to what it used to be be in the 70's and 80's: Metal for CF/DEU, cloth for WD/NCD.

As with everything "fashion" what was old is new again and no new wheel gets invented, we just go back in circles to what was in - fell out of fashion - and now is in again.

"Managed change" anyone?

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What experience does JTF2 have in this regard either?  They are able to carry out even more complex boarding operations.  Bring a specialist along for the ride or point a gun in someone's face and tell them to do it.  What your highlighting is not a critical requirement...

It’s probably reasonable to believe that some of these folks would have the necessary skills to control the vessel once the tactical situation is controlled.

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