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Old 16-03-21, 09:50 PM
Chester Spink Chester Spink is offline
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Default RN Electrician's badge "L"

During the 60s when I was a PO Electrician, I had a badge with 4 flashes and an "L" in the centre, while the Radio lads had the same 4 flashes but with an "R" in the centre (which made sense).
My question is; Where did the "L" come from???
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Old 17-03-21, 01:11 AM
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Hello Chester Spink, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 17-03-21, 06:50 AM
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Hi Chester

“L” is the forces shorthand for Electrical or Electronic: when I was a crab I was Electronics Mechanic Air Defence (later became a Technician), abbreviated to L Mech AD/L Tech AD.

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Old 17-03-21, 09:49 AM
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We used to call them Lecies, so maybe that is where the L comes from
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