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Old 07-08-14, 11:02 PM
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As I said, the gold wire "OR version"snuck into use some time ago ( IIRC late 2003 early 2004) when the company contracted to produce them decided that they would also make both an Officer and an OR variant of the badge. They were shipped directly to the CFMS kit shop in Borden and the the kit shop operator immediately started flogging them at $12.50 a pop, and it was several months later before anyone in the HQ in Ottawa was made aware of the screw up. The big heads who then occupied offices on the carpeted hallway turned a blind eye unauthorized badge as they felt that there were much bigger fish to fry... The same attitude existed in the branch when I returned to the fold in 2006, and I wasn't about to make that the hill that I was to die upon. Now you know the rest of the story...
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Old 05-08-17, 01:39 AM
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I had, lost track of this thread until recently, and as I am again try to get a proper record of what I own this is great information.

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Old 03-05-18, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill A View Post
This is a distinction that I was not aware existed. I will have to pay more attention to the Med Branch badges.
Here is the "gold standard": the CAF Dress Manual:

A silvered Staff of Aesculapius / snake has always been restricted to officer badges in the CAMC/RCAMC and the CFMS/RCMS. CWO's have also been accorded this privilege in the Unified CF.
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