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CANFORGEN 168/18 (aka PATCHFORGEN) [Merged]

Eye In The Sky

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Not quite…

The satellite surrounding the globe represents Alouette I, the first Canadian satellite. Its ellipse represent the orbital path traced by the satellites in orbit.


I’ll guess they didn’t use the silhouette of Alouette 1 because the shape didn’t fit inside the badge shape well?

The “air vent” shape seems more in line with RADARSAT-2. 🤷🏻‍♂️


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There is something fundamentally wrong with a military force that is content to have more flippin' morale patches than it has warships or howitzers. There is something every more wrong with a country that is content to tolerate that military force.
I'll slightly disagree there, because I don't think trade/specialization badges aren't "morale patches".

Trade badges are a quick way to see if the person you're talking to is the right person. I have said this before, but I'm shocked why the NCDs don't have trade badges when things could get loud, everyone is in flash gear, and you're trying to quickly find a specific trade member to do something in their specialty.

If someone is wearing CADPAT and their slip-on says Logistics (or Canada, most of the time), it'd be nice to see if they're an HRA, FSA, Supply, or something else.

Specialization badges also tell a story. Someone with, for example, the ICP badge on their uniform would probably know their stuff about how to teach pilots.

I'm not saying we should go full US and put every badge on there, but trade badge and some specialization badges aren't a bad thing.
 

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I'll slightly disagree there, because I don't think trade/specialization badges aren't "morale patches".

Trade badges are a quick way to see if the person you're talking to is the right person. I have said this before, but I'm shocked why the NCDs don't have trade badges when things could get loud, everyone is in flash gear, and you're trying to quickly find a specific trade member to do something in their specialty.

If someone is wearing CADPAT and their slip-on says Logistics (or Canada, most of the time), it'd be nice to see if they're an HRA, FSA, Supply, or something else.

Specialization badges also tell a story. Someone with, for example, the ICP badge on their uniform would probably know their stuff about how to teach pilots.

I'm not saying we should go full US and put every badge on there, but trade badge and some specialization badges aren't a bad thing.

I have seen a few people with this patch on their ECUs and, as a person who recognizes it, I know they have a certain type of experience that is unique. Same as the techs wearing the Lev-C etc.

It’s not really a bad thing. The requests for specialist badges are put thru the process and approved. They’re no different than Jump Wings…

 
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There is something fundamentally wrong with a military force that is content to have more flippin' morale patches than it has warships or howitzers. There is something every more wrong with a country that is content to tolerate that military force.
They are only emulating leaders who value style over substance.

I recall the trade badges and marksmanship badges we all sported on our DEU. Did the soldiers of earlier generations have trade badges?
 

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I have seen a few people with this patch on their ECUs and, as a person who recognizes it, I know they have a certain type of experience that is unique. Same as the techs wearing the Lev-C etc.

It’s not really a bad thing. The requests for specialist badges are put thru the process and approved. They’re no different than white Jump Wings…

😉
 

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They are only emulating leaders who value style over substance.

I recall the trade badges and marksmanship badges we all sported on our DEU. Did the soldiers of earlier generations have trade badges?
Yes, we did. Badges showed: 1st your Corps or Regiment which gave people some idea about what sort of soldier you were; 2nd your rank which showed people how "important" you were to your organization; 3rd your trade and the level of your skill ~ with a couple of exceptions (Signals, for example, did not have individual trade badges (security reasons) but the blue and white crossed flags did show Group 1, 2, 3 or 4); 4th special skills - parachuting, EOD, etc; 5th marksmanship level; and 6th good conduct.
I recall a short Staff Sergeant (name of Barnesdale, actually) - about 5 foot f_ _k all with both hands in the air - his arm was chock-a-block full with marksmanship (crossed rifles and crown) three chevrons a silver 'Jimmy' above them, a crown above the Jimmy then a red Div Patch and his corps shoulder flash.
It was not uncommon to see a corporal with there upside down chevrons on the bottom of his sleeve (nine years of undetected crime) then the crossed rifles and his (we were about 99% male back then, in most Army corps, anyway) rank and then his div patch and corps or regimental shoulder flash - some of which (e.g. PPCLI) were quite small but others (The RCR) were quite large.
 

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I just thought your phone autocorrected QFI. 😉
Shows how many drinks I had last night - I was meaning QFI but typed ICP instead

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