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    onward288
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    Post by onward288 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:57 am

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    Post by sh4pak on Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:18 pm

    --I didn't even know that these existed. Thanks!
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    Post by Albano on Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:16 pm

    Nice looking but what's the purpose on those? Allways recognizable when in beach duty!? Twisted Evil

    Thanks for sharing

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    Post by sh4pak on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:36 pm

    I was just snooping around through stuff, and ran across some of these used by the Singapore Armed Forces-- OD, and subdued. While I cannot seem to come up with a definitive answer, one thing I know for sure is that wearing rank on your wrist minimizes your profile to snipers. I reckon that the NZ ones here are older than Vietnam-era... the idea does make sense.

    I dunno'.

    Onward, do you have anything to add about these? Aside from being a great collection, in and of itself, some background would be cool.
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    Post by onward288 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:46 pm

    Hi Guys thanks for the interest the WO 1 and 2 bands are still commonly worn but Brassards and rank slides are more usual the JNCO ones are no longer worn and they were mostly for field use as white chevrons on jungle green uniforms were in use from the 60s-80s. Our PTIs are the main users with pt kit working dress.
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    Post by sh4pak on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:49 pm

    So, it is a matter of comfort over tactics. Makes complete sense. Thank you!
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    Post by onward288 on Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:12 pm

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    Post by Albano on Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:37 am

    Thanks onward288 for the info on those wristbands

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    Post by KiwiWarrior1994 on Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:49 am

    I have a question, Why did they wear rank wristbands ? I know they had them on there shoulders , Was it for formal dress?
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    Post by Bolty717 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:58 pm

    The wrist bands that denote Warrant Officer Class 1 (Coats of arms) and Warrant Officer Class 2 (Crown and wreath) were worn as everyday dress and the only form of recognition of those ranks until recently. The blacken versions were for wear with DPMs. The brass versions were for wear with service dress informal. They are no loner issuing the wrist bands for Warrant Officers, although some of the older WO's who have them still use them. The new method of showing the WO rank is a DPM rankslide worn on the front of the shirt. As of March next year the Service Dress informal with also wear a pair of rank slides, one on each shoulder.


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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:30 am

    Is this for the SD jacket? So no more chevrons on the arms and no more metal pips?
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:30 am

    I think he means for the WO's bro.

    Bring anything interesting home for me.....? Very Happy

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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:34 am

    Got everything taken off me during FET, are the recruits on the same scale issue as Bn now except for the new helmets? molle,trizips and camelbak bladders?
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:06 am

    everything but the trizips and helmets.
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    Post by Bolty717 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:18 am

    2/1RNZIR wrote:Is this for the SD jacket? So no more chevrons on the arms and no more metal pips?

    SNCO and JNCO rank is no change as is Officers, WO1 and WO2 rank on the jacket is no change as well. Only the short sleeve SD shirt and DPM are different (DPms have been for a while now)

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    Post by 2/1RNZIR on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:15 am

    I hope it's a Velcro patch for the new multi cam instead of the current rank slide that gets hooked up on things when you're doing rolly pollys on the 189.
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    Post by Bolty717 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:42 am

    From the pics in the Army news it looks like we are going to small chest mounted patches for rank.

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