NOTE This topic isn’t for discussing whether it’s right/wrong/against regs - so don’t.
We’ve just reformed our two flights which is quite a nice thing given this time last year we were parading about six - and our OC seems pretty persistent on bringing in flight tabs to denote flights. Not sure I agree personally but I won’t argue.
They need to be red for one flight and yellow for the other. I’ve looked into getting some proper rank slides made in a similar design to the UAS ones, with the white square being either red or yellow and the flight number written underneath on a primarily black slide. The only issue is that these would be £3 a pair and the minimum order is 10 pairs - so we’d end up having to spend probably about £90 to get enough pairs.
I’m not so fond of spending £90 of squadron funds on tat, so I was thinking I could just make some small tabs myself out of ribbon or something. Has anyone had any experience doing this that would be able to tell me how you did it?
I know it’s a lot of money for a hard-pressed squadron but with care these should last for years. I’d be tempted to go for the proper ones (have you talked to Alan at Combat Logos?). The OC could always be in charge of the fundraising…
To be fair, at some point in the very near future a picture will go onto social media showing the flight tabs… It will very quickly become a flight list on the notice board with whatever has been spent being a complete waste.