Why are we called Greenie ?
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Last update April 2017

This goes back to the time when Officers had a distinguishing colour between the Gold braid in the sleeves of their uniforms.

The Electrical Officer having Dark Green. This practice was discontinued in the mid 1950’s but the ‘handle’ still sticks, all be it to a lesser degree these days.

The colours for other branches are listed for completeness

Branch

Colour

Accountant

White

Dental

Orange

Electrical

Dark Green

Engineer

Purple

Instructor

Blue

Medical

Scarlet

Ordnance

Dark Blue

R.N.V.R

Light Green

Schoolmaster

Light Blue

Shipwright

Silver - grey

Wardmaster

Maroon

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