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UK Space Command - 1 April 2021

Old 28th Mar 2021, 15:07
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UK Space Command - 1 April 2021

UK Space "Wings" - or "Non-Flying Badge" given the pages devoted on PPRuNe to this type of thing !

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Why is it a wing at all, it’s not a flying trade? What happens if you’re aircrew joining the new command, do you start stacking the badges on your uniform?


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Oh dear https://twitter.com/UkSpaceCommand has been suspended
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I strongly suspect "this is the thread of the Mysterons".
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 17:19
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Oh dear https://twitter.com/UkSpaceCommand has been suspended
One wonders which rule(s) it broke, perhaps something to do with beards?
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Banter from one wag already !
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Originally Posted by Willard Whyte View Post
One wonders which rule(s) it broke, perhaps something to do with beards?
I suspect it was a pardody account - note the incorrect capitalization "Uk".
The verified account is the one I posted.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 17:38
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At least the uniforms will be cheap - the RAF No 2 Home Dress 1972 Pattern - AKA "Thunderbirds" jacket - to which "'wings" may be attached - available New on eBay for GBP 19.99 !

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RAF-Uniform...wAAOSwi7RZEzLr

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Old 28th Mar 2021, 18:15
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
What happens if youíre aircrew joining the new command, do you start stacking the badges on your uniform?..
Funnily enough the biggest badge collectors on flying suits that I've seen have been engineers and Movers, how ironic.
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Cringe.........
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Yup, makes me cringe too
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It replaces this, which is the USAF badge as the RAF didn’t have one. They’ve been wearing these for many a year at RAF Fylingdales, Vandenberg AFB and the Space Ops Centre (SpOC) at RAF High Wycombe.

Here is a Corporal receiving one having completed the Space Operators Course in the USA.
https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles...space-command/



So really this is fine. The normal rules in QRs applies, in that you wear the badge for which you are qualified for, if you’re in staff then you take your pick which one you want to wear if you qualified for it. It’s not a flying badge either, so if you are flying then it will subservient to any flying badge. Times move on and it was about time we stopped wearing USAF badges.
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 21:30
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I believe itís getting itís own cadet force .... the space cadets.
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I trust that the new OC Space Command will be leading from the front by replacing his (so last century) pilotís wings with one of those.

That was tongue in cheek but this is a genuine question: Why do Space Operators qualify for a badge that does look a lot like a flying badge but Air Battlespace Managers ( is that the correct term?) or indeed Air Traffic Controllers do not?



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Old 28th Mar 2021, 22:37
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Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
I trust that the new OC Space Command will be leading from the front by replacing his (so last century) pilotís wings with one of those.

That was tongue in cheek but this is a genuine question: Why do Space Operators qualify for a badge that does look a lot like a flying badge but Air Battlespace Managers ( is that the correct term?) or indeed Air Traffic Controllers do not?
They did on the Shackleton, they do on the E3D Sentry and they will on the E7 Wedgetail
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I strongly suspect "this is the thread of the Mysterons".
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Old 28th Mar 2021, 22:49
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They did on the Shackleton, they do on the E3D Sentry and they will on the E7 Wedgetail
Yes, but they were / are doing their job whilst airborne. Their ground based colleagues didn’t get the badge. That’s my point.
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 02:37
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Well the motto does end with `...Ad Astra' doesn't it!
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Cultural appropriation?

A badge that very much looks like an aircrew badge but isnít.

A move to rebrand Airmen as Aviators.

From the BBC - ďCultural appropriation is when a tradition, such as clothing or a hairstyle, is taken from a culture and used in a different way.

It can offend people when people do this without making it clear where the traditions come from, or when they don't acknowledge how important they are to certain cultures.

This can make some people feel as if their culture is not being respected.Ē

Am I allowed to be offended or are aircrew not allowed to take offence?
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