New badge for the Royal Marines and the Parachute Regiments.

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by ozzy16, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Saw this in my local newspaper yesterday.
    The new badge to unify the Royal Marines and the Parachute Regiment. pm1.jpg

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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    In my opinion it looks ugly, half of this and half of that to me doesn't make a whole

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  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    The Royal Marines aren't a regiment.
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  4. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    I've no doubt it will infuriate many.The powers that be will call it ' modernisation of the armed services'.
    I would call it a 'cost cutting measure'
    Edited to add, ' armed services'
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2019
  5. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    as Owen says Royal Marines are not a regiment... nor are they part of the Army, article also does not say they are unifying.
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  6. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron


  7. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Is this fake news?
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Or just an eye catching advert for the manufacturer.
  9. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Looks a complete mess to me.Cannot believe the MOD would allow such a mishmash. Its unbalanced and, I do wonder if it has been approved yet.
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    to me the article reads
    we like the 2 parts of the service so have produced a badge off our own bats

    same as all the coin companies banging out commemoration coins and the like left right and centre
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    This has made me smile.
    A design company can maybe produce what it likes, but I can imagine how RM, Para & Commando acquaintances might feel about it.
    What colour do you get if you blend Maroon & Green? (If memory of Aldershot & Pompey drinking serves: maybe 'Lumberjack shirts, desert boots & ribaldry/violence' has a RAL number...)

    Wonder if the badges are copyrighted now?
    Hmmm. Must look that up.
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  12. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Must admit, I have my doubt's about the whole thing.

  13. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    Was it dated 1 April?
  14. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    just pinched and posted on Para Regt site, awaiting incoming.:peepwalla:
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  15. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    Reminds me (loosely) of the 'Flying A' seen on car bonnets (Austins) in the 1950-60s. Terrible mishmash design.....(this badge and, for that matter, most Austins from that period most of which featured the well known 'rust lightening process').
  16. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    53 comments so far non favorable.43 dislikes

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