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Old 21-05-20, 10:53 AM
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Posting an RMA (Royal Malta Artillery) wartime battledress slip-on, embroidered in black.
Note that the configuration fully complies with the brass s/t, in that not only is it curved but the number of abbreviation dots (two) is also strictly adhered to.

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Old 21-05-20, 12:00 PM
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I didn't realise until this week that the current Armed Forces of Malta still wear the anodised RMA collar badge and the gun in No 1 Dress. Is this gun exactly the same as the current RA No 1 Dress badge.

Are RMA/AFM badges relatively common in Malta for sale?

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Old 21-05-20, 04:32 PM
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Hi Keith

Yes, the AFM have perpetuated their Gunner antecedents, hence apart from your observation, the cap badges and buttons are as for RMA but without Crowns.

Can you verify the precise pattern of the current RA No.1 Dress badge? As far as I know, AFM Sergeants wear a gold embroidered gun on a dark-blue rectangular backing on their No.1. I need to hunt out notes, including a mislaid magazine spread featuring all the uniforms currently worn by AFM,

As for common availability for sale here: I WISH!

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Same with the printed version. Note the font.
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Old 21-05-20, 08:51 PM
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Thanks GTB,

The RA No 1 Dress sergeant's gun appears to be exactly as you describe the AFM gun so I'm happy with that.

Availability, shame. I was hoping there would be plastic KC RMA badges falling out of the woodwork

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Same with the printed version. Note the font.
Thanks for your contribution, KOMalta

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Old 22-05-20, 08:19 AM
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Here we are Keith. Unfortunately page oversized for the scanner platen. I only have the frontispiece . Issued to celebrate 40 years AFM (1970-2010)

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Old 22-05-20, 08:57 AM
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Summer khaki armlets for Sgt and Staff sgt, AFM - both featuring the Gun

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A Martello Tower instead of a crown, is that used for all rank badges?

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This might help Marc!

https://afm.gov.mt/en/equipment/Page...-Insignia.aspx

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Basically the AFM follow the British ranking but the Crown was omitted and replaced with the Tower.
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Basically the AFM follow the British ranking but the Crown was omitted and replaced with the Tower.
Thank you that explains a few things I have been seeing.

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Here we are Keith. Unfortunately page oversized for the scanner platen. I only have the frontispiece . Issued to celebrate 40 years AFM (1970-2010)

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Thanks GTB. Nice selection of badges, and uniforms.

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As a point of interest, the soldier standing 3rd from left, back row, is a member of the Revenue Security Corps

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