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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #75 on: July 29, 2013, 08:55:20 PM »
An other thing is FFR,s were sent to units without radios radios .AFAIK radios were fitted from unit stock as required. Armoured units such as 2 cav did not have any FFR,s as all the A veh were fitted with radios and all drivers were qualified sigs although some vehicles have a operator on board.
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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #76 on: July 29, 2013, 09:29:03 PM »
Hi everyone,
I think you could safely say every unit within a brigade would have had an FFR . I reckon even armd units would have a few around the place. The types of radio's fitted to them all is another can of worms.

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #77 on: July 29, 2013, 09:33:42 PM »
Thanks Phoenix and The Booger

That is what I was trying to express, that FFR were merely that Landrovers that could have radios fitted.  The emphasis on "could".

The fact that they sat parked in a motor pool or may have never been allocated to a sigs unit or even to another unit who never actually fitted radios makes them little more than a regular Land Rover with a few unusual bits.

But we digress from Tac, for some time I have been trying to sort out why my vehicle had evidence of both having AN-GRC/106 or AWA F3 and the tac sign sign holder painted blue at the top and bottom as if an engineers vehicle.  I merely wanted confirmation that it was possible that an engineer unit would have a radio equipped FFR.

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #78 on: July 29, 2013, 09:44:06 PM »
It is very possible.

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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #79 on: October 24, 2013, 12:47:07 PM »
signs as promised.

Helo Diana, can you please advise whether the colour green in the Training Command TAC is correct, I've been on the Army website and the current Training patch describes a 'mid green'.

Is it possible that the colour has changed over the years? (seems unlikely to me though)

Here is a link to the site...http://www.army.gov.au/Our-work/Equipment-and-clothing/Army-Dress-Manual/Unit-Colour-Patch-Register/Training
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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #80 on: October 24, 2013, 01:22:28 PM »
g'day matey,  that website you gave a link to describes colour patches which designates UNITS using the patch that attaches to the shoulder of the uniform.  From the colour and pattern for those in the know you could identify the unit that a member belonged to.
This has no relevance to the so called TAC Sign that is attached to a vehicle.  The colours usually designated what CORPS the vehicle belonged to and with the addition of numbers and/or letters you could then identify the UNIT when you knew what the number referred to.
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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #81 on: October 24, 2013, 09:20:16 PM »
Hello Greg, thanks v.much for your reply. If I understand your point, it is that Corps colours on TAC plates are correctly representative of just that, but colour patches don't necessarily correctly represent the Corps colours?
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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #82 on: October 24, 2013, 09:28:42 PM »
Short answer, Yes.    For example, my Mark 1 Akubra hanging in the hallway has the side patch of my Unit from another Century which is a rectangle with a diagonal dark green on top and white on the bottom.
These were also the Unit patches previously worn on the shoulder of the uniform.

But the Corps colour on the Vehicle Tac Plate is diagonal Red over Yellow in a square.
Confusing what ?? but even so,,   ARMOUR RULES OK


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Re: Replica TAC plates
« Reply #83 on: October 25, 2013, 06:28:51 AM »
Thanks once again, who'd've thought a Government department would do something confusing!  ::)
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