Royal Logistic Corps
Badge Identification Project
Part 1b - RLC Cloth & Metal Insignia Badges ~ Officers
This is not a concise list of all RLC Badges - Only illustrations of known examples.
Officers 'Bullion' Beret Badges
Prier to the badges introduction 'Prototype Badges' of all types
illustrated are the 2 variations of Officers Beret Badges proposed:
Left - Silver Star and Gold Wreath with Black 'Ordnance Devices' with Gold on Navy Blue Scroll
Right - Gold Star and Silver Wreath with Gold Cannons and Black Cannon Balls in Ordnance Arms with Black on Gold Scroll
With minor changes 'Badge B' was selected for wear.
Officers Bullion Beret Badges are produced with coloured
backings to match 'Arms of Service' Beret colours:
Left - Navy Blue 'General Service' Backing
Centre - Maroon 'Airborne Forces' Backing
Right - Green 'Commando Forces' Backing
Two further colour backings were produced:
Left - Black 'Armoured Brigade' Backing (Colour difference from Navy Blue is not noticeable till stitched onto a Black Beret)
Right - Light Blue 'Army Air Corps' Backing (Since badge is stitched onto a Navy Blue patch this badge seems not to be used)
The differences in all of the above examples show the
manufacturing variations of this type of badge.
All the illustrated 'coloured' badges were obtained from the RLC Shop, Deepcut
Officers Service Dress, Metal Cap Badges
Officers Service Dress badges can be identified by the long lugs on rear.
Collar Badges have 2 lugs centre of badge.
Badges are of 3 piece, Gilt Metal Design with Silver Ordnance Shield.
BADGE, ORGANISATION CAP; Royal Logistic Corps; Officers
Pattern First Sealed 27/07/92
1st Pattern Officers Service Dress Badge & Collars 1993 - 1997
Three Piece, Gilt Gold Metal design with White Metal Central 'Ordnance' Shield
with Enamelled Red background on Cap Badge Only
Cap Badge - Pattern No. 24786 ~ NSN CB 8455-99-978-8931
Collar Badges - Pattern No. 24787 - NSN CB 8455-99-978-8932
2nd Pattern Officers Service Dress Badge & Collars 1997 to date
Three Piece, Gilt Gold Metal design with Enamelled Blue Garter & Scroll,
with White Metal Central 'Ordnance' Shield with Enamelled Red background
Cap Badge - Pattern No. 24786A ~ NSN CB 8455-99-978-8931
Collar Badges - Pattern No. 24787A - NSN CB 8455-99-978-8932
Supersedes Patterns 24786 & 24787 under same NSN
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