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To add to the original topic, the Nuclear Weaponsman rating was not introduced until 1957, so Lion Brothers was still signing rates as late as that year, as demonstrated by these two examples I just acquired.

 

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To add to the original topic, the Nuclear Weaponsman rating was not introduced until 1957, so Lion Brothers was still signing rates as late as that year, as demonstrated by these two examples I just acquired.

 

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Yet one more example of applied chevron rates NOT being WW2. I have a left sleeve SMC crow, for Khakis, that has applied chevrons and spear points on the crossed Signal Flags. Since its a left sleeve crow, it is no earlier that 1958 (SM rate abolished in 1948, revived in 1958). Plus, I was always told SM rates with spear point flag stars, were CG. Nope, CG abolished SM in 48 (Right Arm), and did not bring them back as the Navy did.

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David Minton
I've never run across PamCraft before. Nice.

I missed out on a billion example on eBay recently.


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Anyone know what the "C" stands for?

I believe a seller by the name of Panama Dave told me back around 2006, but, I can't find it in any of my note files.

 

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On 2/3/2020 at 6:07 PM, sigsaye said:

.Any chance Lion Brothers had a stash of rating badges without specialty marks and just embroidered the specialty as the orders came in?

I know this happened fairly frequently for the "diamond ratings" of WWII and early 1950s.

Might help explain the occasional "applied chevrons" found later in the 1950s and early 1960s.

-dan

 

Yet one more example of applied chevron rates NOT being WW2. I have a left sleeve SMC crow, for Khakis, that has applied chevrons and spear points on the crossed Signal Flags. Since its a left sleeve crow, it is no earlier that 1958 (SM rate abolished in 1948, revived in 1958). Plus, I was always told SM rates with spear point flag stars, were CG. Nope, CG abolished SM in 48 (Right Arm), and did not bring them back as the Navy did.

 

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David Minton

I picked up this Apprentice Petty Officer 2c (1933-48) and do not recognize the embroidery on the back. Any ideas?
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