Originally Posted by Tropical Bird
I'm interested in the rank insignia on your upper arm there.
Are you ex RFA? That is an RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) Chief Officer's insignia.
No ... that just came about when Sherri Jo Wilkins came up with the nickname Captain Magadan in Vladivostok in 2010 while we were waiting for the boat to Magadan .... I had the Magadan badge ... just needed a Captains badge. Found those in a Russian badge store, and later found out they are actually rank of a Navy Commander (OF-4), not Captain (OF-5). , so I short changed myself by one bar.