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RAF MK3 aircrew knife patch

Old 11th Apr 2021, 22:30
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RAF MK3 aircrew knife patch

Hi guys I’m looking for an RAF Mk3 aircrew knife patch of the green nylon type that sews to a flight suit. I have the knife and sheath I just need the patch as shown in the bottom of the attached photo.
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224404469...yABEgLS2_D_BwE


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In my ignorance, when I saw the tread title I was prompted to wonder is there were also patches for aircrew who had mastered the spoon and fork.
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In my ignorance, when I saw the tread title I was prompted to wonder is there were also patches for aircrew who had mastered the spoon and fork.
Eighteen weeks on IOT ensured that
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Eighteen weeks on IOT ensured that
He used all the RIGHT cutlery, but not necessarily in the right order.
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Originally Posted by sangiovese. View Post
Eighteen weeks on IOT ensured that
Does anyone have a digitised copy of the 'Etiquette' blue booklet that we got issued with on IOT back in the 70's? I'd love to show a copy to some teenagers to ensure that they know how to eat a Banana correctly ;-)
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Originally Posted by sangiovese. View Post
Eighteen weeks on IOT ensured that
Not all of us did IOT.
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Does anyone have a digitised copy of the 'Etiquette' blue booklet that we got issued with on IOT back in the 70's? I'd love to show a copy to some teenagers to ensure that they know how to eat a Banana correctly ;-)
By the time I went through (1989), the book was entitled Customs, Etiquette and Social Responsibilities (CESR).
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Well never having been in the Armed Services,I managed to get through quite a few dining-in nights without embarrassment,perhaps because I was never served a banana.
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Being right handed, but only being able to shoot a rifle from the left shoulder was always an issue in my service. Worse still I could only properly operate the knife and fork the wrong away around. I got quite adept at lowering the tools below the table at dining in nights, swapping around and then reappearing with knife in left hand. However, on the good side,I was always comfortable with a banana!
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Wait. It's a knife? I always thought it was a bottle opener ...
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You could only pass IOT once you could peel a banana with your feet.
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You could only pass IOT once you could peel a banana with your feet.
That part was in the Regt aptitude tests
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On the subject of aircrew knives, when I was instructing on 2 Sqn at Shawbury we had a visit from some ATC cadets - seated in our crewroom and answering their questions, I felt something touch my leg and heard a soft 'click'. I waited a couple of seconds and then glanced down to see the little sh*t next to me had undone my knife and then realised he couldn't steal it because it was still attached.
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To further continue the aircrew knives theme,I was searching through my shed yesterday,looking for something else,and came upon this.Does anyone know when and why they changed the shape ?

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I was told it was to stop us thick aircrew stabbing ourselves with it

Those old ones were quite a useful survival knife but the new curved ones were crap - apart from opening beer.
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I Think the blade was changed in the mid 80s to prevent damage to dingys when ditching at sea
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