I mentioned earlier that the "mudguard" red on black ones were re-issued in 1971 after being withdrawn sometime in the 1950s? (fairly sure that I have seen phots on them on the old battledress, which was replaced by lovatts in 1964, but not sure on that one) and were worn only on the wooly pully.The green/brown (dependant on woodland/desert DPM) flashes that I wore looked far better in my opinion.
But those ones stand out more for those who want to be noticed I guess.
And why don’t we keep them as such? Instead of wasting time money and effort reinventing the wheel?
The red on blue flashes were re-introduced around 1971 in the "mudguard" shape for wearing on the JWH, i.e. the Wooly Pulley.
Not sure if these are issued now.
And an OBE. You forgot the OBE.And why don’t we keep them as such? Instead of wasting time money and effort reinventing the wheel?
Plus we all know it’s an attempt to sneak in that awful ensign too.
I love the old pics of bootnecks in DPM with the red and black flashes and dagger.
I still think we should keep the green ones. And pretty much 98% of bootnecks I’ve spoken to agree. Some officer had an idea and instead of seeing what the lads agree with and like, they just plough on, and get an extra ration of caviar in the officers mess....