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Canada: insignia identification help needed

Unread postby marcpasquin » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:39 pm

picture here is the investiture of Brigadier General John Fletcher as the new Chaplain General of the Canadian Armed Forces (he's on the right)

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as you can see on his sleeve, he has a crown and anchor emblem over his sleeve ring which I have never seen before. A better image of it, worn above his breast pocket is here:

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it looks like the merchant marine emblem found on some buttons:

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but I have never seen merchant navy personnel wear it in such a way and in any case, seems odd on the uniform of a member of the regular forces.

Any ideas ?
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Re: Canada: insignia identification help needed

Unread postby trbaldwin » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:27 am

Pitentially now used by the Reserves?

but sitting above his jacket cuff, Hmmmm Chaplins Special Insigna?
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Re: Canada: insignia identification help needed

Unread postby marcpasquin » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:21 pm

trbaldwin wrote:Pitentially now used by the Reserves?

but sitting above his jacket cuff, Hmmmm Chaplins Special Insigna?


doubt it. to begin with, the RCNR's emblem is this:

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in addition to which, his rank is brigadier general so I don't even know why he would require a naval insignia of any type.

I must say though that even his uniform is a bit puzzling. I thought at first it as dark green but it actually seem to be black. If it was double breasted it would make it a navy officer jacket but it is single breast like an army one.

curiouser and curiouser......
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Re: Canada: insignia identification help needed

Unread postby marcpasquin » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:39 pm

just to confuse matters: John fletcher as colonel, no badge above rings:

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Re: Canada: insignia identification help needed

Unread postby trbaldwin » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:55 pm

Spoke to a mate in the RCAF

And due to the Unifoed NAture of the CF he cited he knew a COL with Submariners Dolphins

He beleieves its the naval bridge officer qualification
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Re: Canada: insignia identification help needed

Unread postby J.T. Broderick » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:33 pm

Sea Service Insignia, awarded in four levels to any forces member for time served at sea.

http://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/proje ... &ShowAll=1
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Re: Canada: insignia identification help needed

Unread postby marcpasquin » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:24 am

J.T. Broderick wrote:Sea Service Insignia, awarded in four levels to any forces member for time served at sea.

http://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/proje ... &ShowAll=1

cheers for that. any idea the number of days needed for each or why exactly it was felt to be needed ?
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Re: Canada: insignia identification help needed

Unread postby Turtle6 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:08 pm

This might help in answering all the questions smilies-05
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Retrieved from cpgear.com; a site that sells Canadian military items.
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