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Philip L

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Distinguishing Badges in WW2. Radar ?
« on: 08 April 2024 10:08:04 am »

My father, Norman Lock, was in the Royal Navy in 1942 to 1946 during WW2. His Substantive Rating on his Service Record at a later stage in WW2 is AB (Radar).

I have read Distinguishing Badges in Chapter 1, Manual of Seamanship 1937 (Printed 1941). By Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. I understand that Radar (British) was invented after 1937. This may be the reason that there is no distinguishing badge for Radar in this book. Are there any examples of Radar badges in WW2. 

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PhiloNauticus

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Re: Distinguishing Badges in WW2. Radar ?
« Reply #1 on: 09 April 2024 11:37:30 am »

I believe the 'Radar Plotter' (RP) branch badge was introduced at the end of the war, around 1944

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Re: Distinguishing Badges in WW2. Radar ?
« Reply #2 on: 11 April 2024 10:47:17 am »

Thank you for the RP Badge information. That is appreciated.

I have attached the last page in the Distinguishing badges section of Chapter one from Manual of Seamanship 1937 (Printed 1941), Distinguishing badges (Cap Badges, page 28).

I have attached a screen shot of the RP Badge (Radar).

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