New Formation Flash for Defence Equipment and Support Personnel

DE&S Formation Flash.

ARMY personnel serving with Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) are now wearing a new formation flash that acknowledges the organisation’s mission to equip the UK’s Armed Forces.

The body was the only one in defence to not have an identifying marker, and the arrow is linked to the crow’s foot stamp used by its predecessors, the Board of Ordnance and the War Department.

Although the Army’s DE&S contingent is relatively small at 346 posts, these troops play an important role identifying emerging technologies and observing what allies and adversaries are doing.


Soldier. (2021) New Flash for Equipment Bods. Soldier: Magazine of the British Army. August 2021, pp.14.


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