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Drylander
20th March 2007, 23:48
Are there any old (or not so old ) ex-naval dustys out there who could tell me where I could get some of the rank markings of the early days of the Naval Service,or The Marine Service, Scarce as gold fillings in hens teeth I know

hedgehog
21st March 2007, 08:57
Welcome aboard

adn whats a dusty

popeye
21st March 2007, 15:39
A dusty is or was rather a Steward

mikeym
21st March 2007, 17:31
Dustys were another name for the stewards in the old days of the naval service, to call all the ex navy people that would be offensive.

Sluggie
21st March 2007, 18:16
Dusty is naval slang for a storeman/quartermaster.

Drylander, are you talking about the "straight" stripes? ie. one stripe = L/S two = PO etc.?

hptmurphy
21st March 2007, 20:36
Dusty is not a steward..Dusty was or is a supplies assistant......same divsion total different job.

Drylander
21st March 2007, 23:39
Dusty is naval slang for a storeman/quartermaster.

Drylander, are you talking about the "straight" stripes? ie. one stripe = L/S two = PO etc.?
You must be a dusty yourself. You know your onions. You are dead right about the job and the stripes. Know the whereabouts of any. Could be a pint or two in it

A/TEL
21st March 2007, 23:47
http://www.irishmilitaryinsignia.com

theflight@irishmilitaryinsignia.com

This is the man to talk to.

Drylander
22nd March 2007, 18:47
A/Tel; Thanks for the info. I know the man you mean but he can't help

Drylander
22nd March 2007, 18:50
Mikeym. In naval speak a DUSTY always was, is now,and always will be a storeman.

Drylander
22nd March 2007, 22:37
Hedgehog. Neither me nor my big fat mother are insulted by your remarks, but you better pray she never gets her hands on you

hptmurphy
22nd March 2007, 22:53
I saw one of the straight stripes on ebay recently..as in the last few days. Given they have gone from service by about thirty years..doubtful.

Scribes, Dustys and Stewards were all part of the admin branch..all wore the quay and quill divisional badge..as did cooks..or chefs as they like to be termed as now.

Dusty comes from the RN speak..Jack Dusty

"Jack dusty - The stores on old War Ships used to be very dusty places and those that worked in them always seemed to have a layer of dust on themselves! So members of the ‘Stores Accountant’ branch have always been know as Jack Dusty."

taken from the RN website.

Drylander
22nd March 2007, 23:37
Major General; I stand corrected.

hedgehog
23rd March 2007, 11:24
Hedgehog. Neither me nor my big fat mother are insulted by your remarks,


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