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Old 20-03-21, 01:28 AM
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What does the bullís head above the executive curl mean?
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Old 21-03-21, 04:49 PM
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Hi

Someone down in NS asked me the same Q. I thought perhaps I would pose it here but......beat. Guess I'm slow even for an Army guy!!

The Offr's ship badge is HMCS Harry DeWolf, the lead offshore patrol vessel for the RCN. Something to do with that?

Is it a Bull's head? Long horns. Looks more like a Mantis head or head on lowrider. I'd be interested in hearing what it is all about. Modifying badges of rank on the NCD's would need some sort of approval, I'd think.

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Old 22-03-21, 03:09 AM
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Hello Gents,

I posted a query to the MILNET.CA navy section, along with the photo. This is the reply I received:

"That's the mark of the "Bull Sub". A colloquial title for the most senior sub-lieutenant."

If I discover further info, I'll be certain to update. Cheers,

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UPDATE: "It's embroidered on to the slip on. It's not to be worn off the ship."
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Old 22-03-21, 08:08 AM
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Found a video clip of a 'Tiger Cruise' on Canada Day , one of the comments backs up what you've heard.

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That's the "Bull Sub" hes the most senior of the Sub Lieutenant. Typically the highest ranking Jr. Officer. He had a bulls head on his rank.

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Hi Walt

Thanks for that. I still cannot understand how it can be on the the NCD rank flap. That's not a device easily modified without some Authority.
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I'm guessing with the neutering of their non-commissioned rank that we'll see the same for this title. "Cattle Sub"? "Bovine Sub"? "Cow" is female-gendering, right?

Speaking to a few senior RCN CPO1 types recently, I suggested that, with the Sailor/Seaman swop, Boatswain and Coxswain will have to go too!! Not well received!!!

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Old 22-03-21, 02:11 PM
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Thanks for that. I still cannot understand how it can be on the the NCD rank flap. That's not a device easily modified without some Authority.
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I'm guessing with the neutering of their non-commissioned rank that we'll see the same for this title. "Cattle Sub"? "Bovine Sub"? "Cow" is female-gendering, right?

Speaking to a few senior RCN CPO1 types recently, I suggested that, with the Sailor/Seaman swop, Boatswain and Coxswain will have to go too!! Not well received!!!

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Too funny Darrell , but sadly probably true.

More info from the lads over at MILNET.CA regarding the Bull Sub:

"An unofficial position (although codified to varying extents in different Wardroom mess constitutions) held by a Sub-Lieutenant on board. Typically a senior NWO SLt, although some ships open up the position to engineering and log.

From a mess perspective, they help the SLt cadre speak as a unified group (with numbers that can sway many mess votes) and act as a liaison between the SLts and the other parties in the Wardroom. They typically also have control over a "Bull Sub Chit", which is a standing authority to spend a predetermined amount of mess funds per month for social events or the like (in reality often tightly controlled by the XO).

From a divisional perspective, if the Bull Sub is a senior NWO SLt they will often act as the Navigating Officer's 2IC/Adjutant/Enforcer/etc. to assign taskings, compile admin for the division, etc. In a FG ship with 10-15 NWO SLts it becomes an important role to allow the NavO to have time to complete their non-divisional duties.
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Old 24-03-21, 01:52 AM
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Noiseboyz3,

I hope that our research, regarding your inquiry, is to your satisfaction! An acknowledgement would be appreciated. Cheers,

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Found a video clip of a 'Tiger Cruise' on Canada Day , one of the comments backs up what you've heard
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Old 26-03-21, 02:56 AM
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Noiseboyz3,

I hope that our research, regarding your inquiry, is to your satisfaction! An acknowledgement would be appreciated. Cheers,

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Hello Walt

I thought I used to get an email alert when someone commented but I may be thinking of another site.

I appreciate you supplying the information and it is certainly interesting. Thank you. I enjoy learning about the idiosyncrasies practiced within the Services as a whole as well as units and even sub-units. Would you happen to have a link to that video you mentioned? Cheers.

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Hello Paul,

Thank you for your acknowledgment. I don't have a link to the video you requested; the reference was provided to me my a member of MILNET.CA. He did not post a link to the video. Cheers,

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Old 27-03-21, 12:31 AM
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A Correction,

The reference to the video clip was mentioned by forum member Mike_vee, and was not from a member of the MILNET.CA website. My apology Mike!

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The reference to the video clip was mentioned by forum member Mike_vee, and was not from a member of the MILNET.CA website. My apology Mike!

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Found the video during a Google search , it doesn't show the insignia but one of the 'comments' refer to the 'Bull Sub'. I didn't save it and have no idea what the site was , sorry !


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