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Old 31-07-21, 01:16 PM
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Default Another Space Operations patch

I have a different Space Ops patch in my possession. I also have the one previously shown but this is on a MTP blanking patch. Both are the same size.

I have seen a photo of the one on the Blanking patch being worn operationally but not the other.

It will be interesting to see an actual image of the Brevet that started this thread being worn.

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Old 31-07-21, 02:40 PM
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It will be interesting to see an actual image of the Brevet that started this thread being worn.
According to the BBC eight of them were presented at the openong ceremony on Thursday.

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He was speaking after presenting the first eight Space Command personnel with new Space Operator badges, at the opening ceremony on Thursday.

Six members of the RAF received the badge, as well as a British Army officer, and an exchange officer from the United States.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-58029083

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Old 31-07-21, 07:11 PM
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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.
The wing, officially called the 'Space Operators Badge', is worn by non aircrew Officers and NCO's, and can be awarded to all three services as well as others. Eight were initially awarded, six to the RAF, one to a British Army Captain Ammunition Technical Officer and one to a USAF Officer on exchange, and were presented by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston. Others have been presented since.

The Army officer, Captain Andrew Thompson-Burt has already worked as the Operations Officer for a year. Those awarded the badge effectively monitor space for anything that might be considered a threat to personnel or operations, or to the UK itself. Although it falls under the RAF the Space Operator role isn't an aircrew one, so its a wonder why an aircrew badge was designed for it.

The new wing is slightly larger than conventional RAF Aircrew wings.
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The first Qualified Warfare Instructor badge has just been awarded to an Army officer, Major Bob Atchison of the Queens Royal Hussars
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One of the wings currently up for sale on ebay. I don't know if it's good or bad.
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