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Old 22nd Jan 2023, 17:49
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Originally Posted by Herod
Further to post 26, that last picture shows one officer with three medals, the other with only two. Surely that more than compensates for the elder brother getting an extra sausage.
Both of them appear to be displaying 'HM The Queens Golden Jubilee Medal' and 'HM The Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal' however the Spare also sports 'The Afghanistan Medal ' with a clasp which I have to admit he deserves.
I'm surprised Willie wasn't awarded the AFC too.
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Old 22nd Jan 2023, 18:16
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Originally Posted by Mickj3
In the photograph the hat/cap band is chequered and the caption states "St Athan 1963". Boy Entrants wore chequered cap/hatbands and apprentices wore a single colour cap/hat band.The single stripe/chevron below the boy entrant/apprentice ďwheelĒ indicates that the individual is a leading boy. The two inverted chevrons indicate that he is in the second senior (support entry) entry at RAF St Athan during 1963. This would make him a member of either the 48th, 49th or 50th entries ( plus or minus 1, I think)..
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Old 22nd Jan 2023, 18:28
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Originally Posted by JSF-TC
Question from the uninformed.

Back in post #26, there appears to be 3 different styles of cap badge on display.

Can anyone explain why the differences?
One of the hats is an air officers, and those have a quite different badge anyway.
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Old 22nd Jan 2023, 23:53
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Originally Posted by chevvron
Both of them appear to be displaying 'HM The Queens Golden Jubilee Medal' and 'HM The Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal' however the Spare also sports 'The Afghanistan Medal ' with a clasp which I have to admit he deserves.
I'm surprised Willie wasn't awarded the AFC too.
Youíre more than denigrating the Air Force Cross.
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 09:56
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My SD hat, which I wear with flying suit, is an absolute disgrace; almost as disgraceful as my great grandfather's SD hat, upon which it is modelled.
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 10:36
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SD Hat Rehabilitation

A few years ago, in response to a hint (alright, a threat) from a station commander, my somewhat faded and slightly green SD hat was given a new lease of life by immersion in a bath (without black hatband and badge, or chinstrap) in a solution of Dylon "Saxe Blue" cold water dye. Results were amazing, and convinced station commander that it was not a new, but an infinitely better, hat than the one he had complained about. Googling Saxe Blue dye now doesn't appear to appear in UK, but is available in Australia!
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 12:05
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Old Bricks,you could try `Gentian blue`,but may need a `prescription...!
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 18:01
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I'm sure Scrotum could sort it out locally for Old Bricks in his dotage........
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 18:19
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I'm sure Scrotum could sort it out locally for Old Bricks in his dotage........
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 18:22
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Old 23rd Jan 2023, 19:24
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I'm sure that Scrotum has never needed to dip his hat in a bath of Gentian Violet. I will have to ask him.
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As is gout. Ask me how I know!
I can back you on that - jeez Luise!
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I can back you on that - jeez Luise!
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 12:52
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It's a great hat and has had the 'coat hangar' treatment. It's a "been there, done that" hat, which he has. He can wear it with pride. (Not in the rainbow sense!)
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 14:42
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Old 25th Jan 2023, 14:47
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
Colchicine is my goto. I never travel without it.

"When you have an attack, keep taking it until the secondary effect kicks in."
"What's that?"
"Diarrhea!"
And THAT'S when you run to Prince William's hat!
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Old 26th Jan 2023, 02:29
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Originally Posted by Dan Winterland
It's a great hat and has had the 'coat hangar' treatment. It's a "been there, done that" hat, which he has. He can wear it with pride. (Not in the rainbow sense!)
Are you sure? I thought his history had him being pegged as inclusive?
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 08:54
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Five years after I left the RAF I gave my quite good SD hat to someone who was still serving to get marries in. Surprisingly he still has the same wife, but I am not sure about the hat!.
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 20:06
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