• Thanks for stopping by. Logging in to a registered account will remove all generic ads. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Help to Identify an RCAF Medical Badge

Walt

Jr. Member
Donor
Reaction score
7
Points
80
Seeking info please;

I have previously seen a photo of a CAF member of the health services branch wearing an air force uniform, 3B order of dress, with a small gold metal medical caduceus pin surmounted with a crown, worn above the left shirt pocket. I would appreciate learning who is/was authorized to wear this insignia, and necessary qualifications. The photo in the following link refers (please ignore the incorrect description):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/QC-Collar-Badge-Royal-Canadian-Air-Force-RCAF-Medical-Branch/363147444420?hash=item548d4640c4:g:aQoAAOSw1YRcm7sg

Thanks in advance for any input!



 

RubberTree

Member
Reaction score
0
Points
160
Walt, the pin is worn by all RCAF medical personnel.
From the Dress Regulations:

"Air force Medical Branch
personnel shall wear a common
metal branch badge above their
name tag on service dress jackets
and shirts only in a similar manner
to chaplains’ crosses."

RT
 

Blackadder1916

Army.ca Veteran
Reaction score
123
Points
680
Walt said:
. . .  a small gold metal medical caduceus pin surmounted with a crown, worn above the left shirt pocket. . . .

It is not a caduceus, but "a winged rod of Aesculapius".

https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=3148&ShowAll=1

The badge is a nod to the insignia worn by the RCAF (original flavour) Medical Branch pers who wore "winged caduceus" (twin snakes) on the collar.

https://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.613/A992.0003.613
 

dimsum

Army.ca Fixture
Mentor
Reaction score
169
Points
680
Blackadder1916 said:
It is not a caduceus, but "a winged rod of Aesculapius".

https://reg.gg.ca/heraldry/pub-reg/project.asp?lang=e&ProjectID=3148&ShowAll=1

From the link, it was approved in Dec 2018?  I thought I saw it on uniforms earlier than that.
 

dapaterson

Army.ca Myth
Donor
Reaction score
477
Points
830
The specific version in the GG link is the silver, updated for RCAF dress uniforms at the same time the buttons etc went from gold to silver.
 

Walt

Jr. Member
Donor
Reaction score
7
Points
80
Thanks to all for your corrections & contributions. Cheers,

Walt
 
Top