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Old 18-10-19, 11:57 AM
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Does the Signal flags badge placed on the stripes make him a Signals instructor?

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That was (is) the norm for none RSigs soldiers.

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That was (is) the norm for none RSigs soldiers.

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Hi Marc

I'm probably being dense but can you clarify, do you mean it was normal for all non Royal Signals Signallers to wear the flags on the rank badge or it was only normal for non Royal Signals Signal Instructors?

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A signallers' badge - not worn by RSIGNALS. Nothing to do with being an instructor.
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Rob, flags worn on rank by Signals Instructors in regiments not Royal Corps of Signals. Regards Mark
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I was a Regimental Signals instructor with 7 Para RHA. We did not wear trade badges.
In regiments that do, Instructors wear flags above stripes. Flags on the stripes is only for a distinction on the Sigs instructors course.

I think the BD has been embellished. It was probably once an honest sergeants jacket and the metal badges are add ons. It isn't an Artillery jacket because as previously mentioned gun arm badges should be worn. That also means in all probability the Pegasus and APJI badges are also add ons.

Somebody is probably going to spend a lot of dosh on a bit of creative sewing.
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I was a Regimental Signals instructor with 7 Para RHA. We did not wear trade badges.
In regiments that do, Instructors wear flags above stripes. Flags on the stripes is only for a distinction on the Sigs instructors course.

I think the BD has been embellished. It was probably once an honest sergeants jacket and the metal badges are add ons. It isn't an Artillery jacket because as previously mentioned gun arm badges should be worn. That also means in all probability the Pegasus and APJI badges are also add ons.

Somebody is probably going to spend a lot of dosh on a bit of creative sewing.
While it may not be possible to be sure, I would think this assessment most likely.
I don't collect anything Airborne, and this is one of the reasons why.
For myself, if I did collect, I would not touch anything like this without solid provenance.

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