Physical Training Instructor

Physical Training Instructor

Joined: February 16th, 2005, 11:34 pm

January 18th, 2009, 7:39 pm #1

Re a Sergeant PTI. Am I right in thinking he would have worn on his tunic the brass 'Indian clubs' badge above his stripes in place of the King's Crown and would that have changed later in the war to an economy woven badge?
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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

January 18th, 2009, 8:46 pm #2

The crown worn above the stripes would be for a Flight Sergeant, a Sergeant would of course just wear the stripes on their own. This would apply also if a PTI, the Indian clubs badge being a trade badge not rank.

The brass three-armed badge was introduced in 1923, and worn above any rank badge on the right arm only. The woven version came in during the war, so you might well see a mixture of the two. Off the top of my head the RCAF only wore it in cloth, red on tan for the summer version. The RAF wore it first in brass, with the blue woven version coming in later. However, I dont recall ever seeing a red/tan version worn in the RAF.
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Joined: October 23rd, 2003, 11:27 pm

January 20th, 2009, 3:26 pm #3

No, I am not selling it Just being helpful.

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Cheers,

Bob
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