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Tracking U.S. Navy Specialties: The History of Radarmen

Many people collect U.S.Navy rating badges and many other folks collect ephemera. Still other collectors pursue metal insignia and uniform devices. But the question I have is, how many of them combine... more

Rare Bird – Outside of Uniform Regulations

A few weeks ago, I touched on an aspect of rating badge collecting that focuses on those constructed with bullion-metallic thread. The post was primarily covering the design and aesthetic aspects rather... more

Birds of Different Feathers – Navy Crows

Complete with an ornately embroidered eagle with wings spread full, perched atop chevrons that indicate the current rate attained, these insignia are unique to the seafaring service. They are unlike any other... more