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    Hi

    Is it possible to establish whether 145 Maintenance Unit (based in the Med/N Africa) had an official or unofficial badge?

    Steve

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    Steve,
    I should think it highly unlikely that 145 MU had a proper Badge (unless they used the Maintenance Command Badge). Malcolm on rafweb will know! But many of the Eng Wings, MUs, etc, seemed to be fond of a shield showing a crossed sledge-hammer and spanner, and on the scroll underneath was the cod Latin motto "ubendum wemendum"!!
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    Hi Steve

    I've been away this week and only just seen your request and Peter's reply.

    145 MU is not listed as having a badge authorised but has Peter says, could have used the badge of its controlling group (206?) or command but this wouldn't have been Maintenance Command as MC didn't control units in the ME.

    Malcolm

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    Thanks to Peter, and Malcolm I hope you had a nice time!

    I was planning to give the thread a bump this weekend in case you might have returned. I will need to check the Group and the Group badge.

    Steve

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    I believe their unit badge comprised a spanner crossed with a condom.

    The unit motto was: " If you can't fix it ......... but I've forgotten the rest

    Apologies to all who have been offended by this childish post, put here by somebody who ought to (but clearly does not) know better!!
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    Not at all offended. Sometimes RAF humour was(is?) very childish. When 18 Sqn and 72 Sqn were both at Odiham it only needed some clown from 72, at a Dining In night, to say "It needs 4 of 18 to make 72" and war would break out - as instanced by the length of the queues outside COs/PMCs offices the next morning. But these guys would give their all for each other - and us - if push came to shove!!
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    Last edited by Resmoroh; 20th August 2012 at 11:38. Reason: Spelling (dodgy keyboard!!)
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