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Special & Qualification Badges of the ADF 2002 Page 2
Top 20 Shots in Army Sniper Sniper (desert cam)
Skill at Arms Parachute Rigger Parachute Rigger


Recruit Instructor Physical Training Instructor Explosive disposal (RAE)
Musician Musician Piper
     Click to enlarge Details of the Royal Cypher as it applies to the British Army

Royal Cypher & Crown. This badge is worn on the epaulette slide (shoulder board) of Officers with a Royal appointment.

Drummer in several colours

Air Dispatcher (Transport Corps) Artificer Ammunition Technical Officer/Technician

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Explosive Detection Dog Handler (RAE) Emergency Response "R" for retired member and demo of how worn
All badges can be issued in several colours to suit the colours of various uniforms. As an example we have here 4 versions of the Skill at Arms badge (marksmanship). The olive drab badge is standard. The 2 coloured badges are for different Officers uniforms, the red one being Mess Dress. The last is desert pattern.
Variations of the Rigger badge

SASR group, hat, 2 collars & colour patch

SAS Regt patch

Warrant Officer Class 1 badge of rank

  • Photos are of actual badges but may not be correct size. 

  • Where there is no photo they are unofficial drawings, not to scale and not actual size.  

    • These drawings are examples only. They should not be accepted as any official representation of the relevant badges. 

  • If your interest is deeper than casual or you need detailed explanations you should consult the Department of Defence.


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