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Old 22-10-11, 07:07 PM
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Default CAF Port Inspection Diver

CAF Port Inspection Diver

I did not even know this badge existed.

Anyone know when it was introduced?

Do they have to be pre qualified Clearance Divers?

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Old 22-10-11, 07:38 PM
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Port Inspection Diver is strictly a reserve occupation.
The badge only came out within the last five years.

Here is a link to the RCN Reserve site:

I have one in my album:


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Old 26-10-11, 01:38 PM
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Thank you Phil, I enjoyed viewing your albums,

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Old 04-06-12, 04:26 PM
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Default Date of approval August 15 2007

My notes which were taken from the Maple Leaf Vol. 11 No. 36 record that the Governor General MichaŽlle Jean approved the badge on August 15, 2007. The Branch being unique to the Naval Reserve.

First issues of the badge appear to be on October 9 2008 at a ceremony at HMCS Cabot, where Commodore Jennifer Bennett, Commander Naval Reserve, made the first presentation of the new badge, to about 40 PIDs attending a national diving exercise in the area.

The reason for the badge was given as “The creation of a separate badge for PIDs now recognizes the fact that their diving duties are greater than those of a ship’s team diver, combat diver or searchand- rescue technical diver, but a little less than those of a clearance diver.”

The associated photos appear to show that branch uses the Clearance Diver branch badge on the collar and sleeve, but with the Port Inspection Diver breast Badge.

Hope this is of interest.

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