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Old 15-07-19, 03:44 PM
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Default Special Air Service Cap Badge anodised aluminium gold / silver

Current issue Special Air Service Cap Badge in anodised aluminium gold / silver NSN 8455-99-973-9574 Pattern No 19173 - In anonymous (FIRMIN?) bag of issue dated 19/11/15 with slider unmarked as per MOD contracts post 2012.

But who wears it?

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Old 15-07-19, 04:36 PM
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I have a bagful of them, mine came from TKS. Again, who wears it?

The Aussies do wear a version, but I think the slider is longer than ‘standard’, I was told this is because they are worn on the ‘digger’ hat, again cant swear on it.
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Old 15-07-19, 05:05 PM
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Nobody.

They are still in the system and will continue to be, as long as they are demanded by various units wishing to display a collection of badges in the Stores and other places.

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Aussie SASR cap badges have been fitted with pins for some years.
I am informed the Gaunt badge was once worn as was an unmarked version.
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Old 16-07-19, 11:15 AM
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Default Special Air Service current cap badges

I understand that the correlation between Pattern Numbers and NATO Stock Numbers (NSN) is far from a precise science but it is interesting that the anodised badge and the cloth embroidered badge carry consecutive NSNs but widely apart Pattern Numbers:

Anodised cap badge NSN 8455-99-973-9574
Cloth embroidered NSN 8455-99-973-9575

Anodised cap badge Pattern Number 19173
Cloth embroidered Pattern Number 13068

Indicating a much earlier (obviously) Pattern Number for the cloth embroidered badge (13068). (The Pattern Number for SAS cloth wings is 13123)


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Aussie SASR cap badges have been fitted with pins for some years.
I am informed the Gaunt badge was once worn as was an unmarked version.
You are correct sir!
‘my bad’. The Aussies have extra long pins, not a slider, I am officially ‘a senior’ now you know.
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