Squadron Badges

Squadron Badges

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Wanted – colour scheme for 8th MCMS

Funnel Badges of the TON Squadrons

RAMPANT LION

1st MCM SQUADRON (ROSYTH)

2nd MCM SQUADRON (PORTSMOUTH)

3rd MCM SQUADRON (PORTLAND)

DRAGON

6th MCM SQUADRON (HONG KONG) (From 15 Feb 1970)

8th MCM SQUADRON (HONG KONG)

STANAVFORCHAN (STAnding NAVal FORce CHANnel) 1973-

BLACKFOOT

DHOW

FISHERY PROTECTION SQUADRON (ROSYTH) 104/6th MCM SQUADRONS (The Blackfoot Squadron) 9th MCM SQUADRON (Persian Gulf)
VERNON SQN

SPRINGBOK

VERNON SQUADRON (PORTSMOUTH)

‘OP RHEOSTAT’ SQUADRON (SUEZ 1974) SAN MCM SQUADRON (SOUTH AFRICA)
108th MCM SQUADRON – MALTA ULSTER DIV, RNR RNR SQUADRONS

50th MSS (Portland AUWE Trials) Squadron – 1960 **

 

INFO**

The trident badge shown as the 3rd MCM Squadron  funnel badge illustration was originally the other way up. It was first used pointing ‘DOWN’ by the 50th MSS (Portland AUWE Trials Squadron). It was introduced in 1960 when Lt Cdr ‘Bimbo’ Churchill was appointed to the command of the BRONINGTON. He was being re-traded into general service after failing his ‘Perisher’ as a submariner. He had previously served in HMS/M TRIDENT. This gave the idea for for funnel badge but pointing down to symbolise spearing the mines below the water.

RJH Griffiths Lt Cdr RN (Ret’d)

1st Lt of HMS’s HIGHBURTON and CLARBESTON December 1960-August 1962.

Not a funnel badge are any of you the proud owner of a Blackfoot Car Badge ?

Blackfoot Car Badge  Courtesy of TCA Member Sam Cook

2 Responses to Squadron Badges

  1. Hello, I have just looked at your funnel insignias for TON Class and I notice there is not one which HMS WILTON wore when attached to BRNC Dartmouth, a picture of Britannia. I am mentioning this as I have a slide of her paying off on 26 July 1994 which clearly shows this on her funnel.
    Best regards,

    Alan

    • Thanks for contacting us Alan. I know of the Britannia badge and I think we have a copy somewhere but is there any chance you could scan the slide and send us a copy please. In the meantime I will have a look at our collection.
      Best wishes
      Bob

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