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Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 12-02-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,771
Posted By Gaznav
Just to squash the media frenzy, this was a 1st...

Just to squash the media frenzy, this was a 1st DRAFT from a designer about 2 years ago. Some idiot found it on the official-sensitive system and decided to leak it. There have been several...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 12-02-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By Gaznav
The Qualified Helicopter Tactics Instructor...

The Qualified Helicopter Tactics Instructor (QHTI) is now obsolete. Now called Qualified Warfare Instructor (Helicopter) or QWI(H). It will draw together the Qualified Weapons Instructors for Fast...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 28-01-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By Gaznav
@padre Whilst the RAF Apprentices didn’t...

@padre

Whilst the RAF Apprentices didn’t start until the 1920s, there was technical training on site at RAF Halton from 10 Sep 1917 when the School of Technical Training was headed up by Lt Col...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-01-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Gaznav
@RAY WALKING Only the badges authorised in...

@RAY WALKING

Only the badges authorised in King’s Order 480 dated 27 Jul 42 were officially sanctioned for use. I have attached a copy of that King’s Order that details the flying badges...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 07-01-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,080
Posted By Gaznav
Hi Chris Not at all - good banter is healthy...

Hi Chris

Not at all - good banter is healthy :)

The unit is Space Command for UK Forces - it is Tri-Service but an RAF lead (a bit like JHC is for the Army). However, there are personnel...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-01-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,721
Posted By Gaznav
PS. I should also add, that Voyager and BAe 146...

PS. I should also add, that Voyager and BAe 146 Cabin Crew can now wear the Airborne Specialist Flying Badge in lieu of the Air Steward and Cabin Crew Qualification Badges (worn on the sleeve)....
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-01-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,721
Posted By Gaznav
As the sponsor of flying badges in the RAF then I...

As the sponsor of flying badges in the RAF then I can clear this one up. There was an administrative error and misunderstanding committed with the ‘FC’, ‘AT’, ‘IA’, ‘RAF’ (ie. WSO/WSOp), ‘VR’ Pilot...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-01-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,080
Posted By Gaznav
Terry - I like it :D:D Of course the sci-fi...

Terry - I like it :D:D

Of course the sci-fi folks have thought this one out ;)
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-01-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By Gaznav
@padre Sorry for the delay. The chaps on the...

@padre

Sorry for the delay. The chaps on the motorcycle and sidecar outfit look like they are at RAF Halton - the wooden huts and what looks like the Chiltern Hills in the background give it away....
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-01-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Gaznav
Another scenario is for a Regular Sqn Ldr or Wg...

Another scenario is for a Regular Sqn Ldr or Wg Cdr becoming a Reservist at Flt Lt rank. I was a serving Regular Wg Cdr that became a Sqn Ldr Full-Time Reserve (FTRS) - my No 1 uniform was re-ranked...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-01-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By Gaznav
As the Deputy Chair of RAF Sport Aircraft, then...

As the Deputy Chair of RAF Sport Aircraft, then we have our own “Wings Award” scheme that is backed by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). These badges may not be worn on Service uniforms.
...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-01-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Gaznav
Those badges were never officially sanctioned. So...

Those badges were never officially sanctioned. So whilst they may have been ‘knocked up’ in a North American tailors, and even dished out at some of the more distant flying schools, they would not...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-01-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By Gaznav
Yes, they are errors. I am the RAF’s sponsor for...

Yes, they are errors. I am the RAF’s sponsor for flying badges and so we recently issued an Internal Briefing Note (IBN 16/20 dated 7 Apr 20) to all Service personnel to ensure that the real facts...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-01-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,080
Posted By Gaznav
As the actual designer of the space operators’...

As the actual designer of the space operators’ badge then I thought I would ‘chip in’ with a few real facts.

I was tasked to look at a badge to replace the USAF one worn by qualified UK Service...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-01-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By Gaznav
Yes, the 1947 pattern No 1 SD was truly awful -...

Yes, the 1947 pattern No 1 SD was truly awful - although I rather liked the full-sized golden wing flying badges. But the removal of the lower pockets made it look really odd. Here is Sir Frank...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-01-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By Gaznav
Aargh! It’s not a brevet, it’s a flying badge!...

Aargh! It’s not a brevet, it’s a flying badge! This is a brevet, which means certificate, diploma or licence in French:cool:
...
Forum: Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals. 22-04-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,242
Posted By Gaznav
Watchkeeper UAV/RPAS Pilots have started wearing...

Watchkeeper UAV/RPAS Pilots have started wearing the AOP flying badge again. Here is a picture of it on their uniform....
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 10-04-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Gaznav
Rationalisation of RAF Flying Badges

I thought you would all be interested in this. Her Majesty approved a new ‘Airborne Specialist’ flying badge and a ‘Reserve Pilot (Gliding)’ flying badge late last year. The Airborne Specialist will...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 16-02-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By Gaznav
Hi Wingnut, that is a silver threepenny bit....

Hi Wingnut, that is a silver threepenny bit. Anyone got a picture of a sixpenny bit?

Here is a threepenny bit and you can see the three oakleaves on this 1935 coin:

...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 14-10-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,721
Posted By Gaznav
The error in AP1358 has been in for amendment for...

The error in AP1358 has been in for amendment for over a year on the following:



It is the Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) and the Weapon Systems Operator (WSOp) Flying Badge - never “Rear...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-10-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,216
Posted By Gaznav
When I get news on this I will post it here. The...

When I get news on this I will post it here. The messaging for some recently approved Flying Badge changes is being drafted right now (note Flying Badges - not Brevets, as they are certificates! :)...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 08-10-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,721
Posted By Gaznav
I was a wearer of the Navigator Flying Badge and...

I was a wearer of the Navigator Flying Badge and I am now the wearer of the Weapon Systems Officer Flying Badge as a serving Flying Branch Wg Cdr - I also didn’t take issue when someone from the RAF...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-10-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,721
Posted By Gaznav
PS. Sorry about the image sizes, but they link to...

PS. Sorry about the image sizes, but they link to other images on the web that I have no control over!
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 05-10-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,721
Posted By Gaznav
Actually, none of them are “Brevets” because a...

Actually, none of them are “Brevets” because a brevet is actually a French Certificate or Diploma. Here is a picture of a French ‘Brevet de Base’ which is a basic Private Pilot’s Licence:
...
Forum: Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force 29-09-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By Gaznav
A ‘Brevet’ is French for certificate/diploma. ...

A ‘Brevet’ is French for certificate/diploma. The correct term is ‘Flying Badge’ and has been so in King’s and Queen’s Regulations since they were introduced. Various people, including some of...
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