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Old 30-07-21, 06:00 PM
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Default Star Trek wing

The MOD have just released this picture of their new wing. I had to check it wasn’t the first of April.
UK Space Command launched…

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Old 30-07-21, 06:10 PM
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UK Space Command showed then on Twitter back in March and attracted comments about having a " space fleet vibe".
They do seem reminiscent of cartoon designs.
"To infinity and beyond".
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Old 30-07-21, 06:42 PM
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Reminds me of a visit to an RAF Communications establishment where I passed an office door with an engraved door sign denoting the occupant as,
'OC Space'! - Regards Mark
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Its not new, photos of this wing have been out for several months.

But the RAF are playing catch-up. RAF personnel have worn the USAF Space Badge (now called the USAF 'Space Operations Badge') for the last couple of years whilst serving in the US at Buckley Air Force Base, and in the UK at RAF Fylingdales in North Yorkshire.

Space operations have been active for more than two years. Having been disbanded in 2009, it was announced in July 2019 that No. 23 Squadron would reform as the UKs first 'Space Squadron', which they did in January 2021, for 'day to day space command and control'.
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The 'reveal' of the wing back in March, by Air Marshal Andrew Turner, Deputy Commander (Capability) at RAF Air Command.
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United Kingdom Space Operations Centre, Formation Badge.

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The 'reveal' of the wing back in March, by Air Marshal Andrew Turner, Deputy Commander (Capability) at RAF Air Command.
Out of interest is this wing only worn by aircrew?

Is it only worn by Officers, Warrant Officers and SNCO's.

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From the badge designers book...
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Old 30-07-21, 09:58 PM
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A very interesting badge though, an interesting part of the RAF I know nothing of.
Looking it up now
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Old 31-07-21, 08:58 AM
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Even the Sun took the mickey !

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/145542...tar-trek-logo/

If this is the way of future badge design I am thinking about selling up.

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Old 31-07-21, 08:59 AM
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You're not tempted to change your avatar? Update it?
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It's the guys in red shirts that have to worry.

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Old 31-07-21, 11:03 AM
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Guys in red shirts are always a problem - always rabble rousing from the back of the crowd they were, during army training.
Or are you thinking of the portrait of me that I use as my avatar?
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Out of interest is this wing only worn by aircrew?

Is it only worn by Officers, Warrant Officers and SNCO's.

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Going back to Simon's question, who wears it please?
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Old 31-07-21, 12:43 PM
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Guys in red shirts are always a problem - always rabble rousing from the back of the crowd they were, during army training.
Or are you thinking of the portrait of me that I use as my avatar?
Actually I was thinking of the redshirted security guys in Star Trek landing parties, whose only purpose is to die early in the episode hence "he's dead Jim".
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