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Old 11-17-2012, 02:51 AM   #659
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Originally Posted by Colebatch View Post
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.

Well, actually, an RN Commander would have a circular curl, and USN Commander and a Russian Commander (Captain 3rd rank) would have a star instead of a curl, but I get the picture...

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