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1964 (March) POR - The Commonwealth Headquarters Award for Land Rangers


a) The Commonwealth Headquarters Award is granted to a Land Ranger company which reaches a certain standard of efficiency.  Before applying for the C.H.Q. Award, Companies must have been registered for at least a year and have:

i) A high all-round standard.

ii) A minimum membership of 12 Rangers exclusive of Guiders.

iii) An attendance record of at least 60 per cent.

iv) A minimum of one Guider holding a warrant.

All Companies must be recommended by their District and Division Commissioners, with the approval of the County Commissioner in consultation with the County Ranger Adviser, who must satisfy themselves that the preliminary conditions have been fulfilled.

Application forms are obtainable from the Senior Branch Secretary C.H.Q.  Inspections will be carried out by testers appointed y the Country, approved by the Senior Branch Adviser, C.H.Q.

b) Re-inspection. - Companies are liable for re-inspection every other year.

c) Certificate. - A company which reaches the required standard receives a certificate signed by the Chief Commissioner C.H.Q.

d) Recognition Badge. - An invested member (not a Guider) of a company holding the Award may wear a special badge.

1964 (March) POR - Admiralty Recognition of Sea Ranger Crews


a) Admiralty Recognition is granted to a Sea Ranger crew which reaches a certain standard of efficiency.

Before the inspection which takes place with a view to the grant of Admiralty Recognition, the crew must have been registered for at least a year and have:

i) A high all-round standard.

ii) A minimum membership of twenty Sea Rangers, exclusive of Guiders.

iii) An attendance record of at least 60 per cent, winter and summer.

iv) A minimum of two Guiders holding warrants.

The crew must own a boat or be working to obtain one.

Before applying for inspection the Captain must obtain the permission of the District Commissioner who is to satisfy herself that the above conditions have been fulfilled; and also that the crew has proved co-operative in the District, and is doing a reasonable amount of general Ranger training in addition to the specialized training.

Forms are obtainable from the County Sea Ranger Coxswain or County Ranger Adviser, and must be signed by the District, Division, and County Commissioner before being forwarded to C.H.Q.

The inspection , which is carried out by W.R.N.S. officers, is to ensure that the nautical side of the Sea Ranger training is of a good standard.

After being awarded Admiralty Recognition, the crew is liable to a yearly inspection.

1964 (March) POR - RAF Recognition of Air Ranger Flights


a) R.A.F. Recognition is granted to an Air Ranger flight which reaches a certain standard of efficiency.

Before inspection takes place with a view to the grant of R.A.F. Recognition, the flight must have been registered for at least one year and have:

i) A high all-round standard

ii) A minimum membership of fifteen Air Rangers, exclusive of Guiders.

iii) At least one Guider holding a warrant.

Application forms and full instructions to Commissioners are obtainable from the Senior Branch Secretary, C.H.Q.  The application must be signed by the District, Division, and County Commissioners, who are to satisfy themselves that the flight is doing a reasonable amount of general Ranger training in addition to the specialized training and in being co-operative in the District.

The inspection, which is carried out by W.R.A.F. officers assisted by R.A.F. officers, is to ensure that the Rangers are air-minded and interested in the future of aviation.

b) Re-inspection. - Flights are re-inspected annually.

c) Certificate. - An R.A.F. Recognised flight receives a certificate signed by the Air Officer Commander-in-Chief, Home Command, Royal Air Force.

d) Recognition Badge. - An invested member (not a Guider) of an R.A.F. Recognised flight may wear a special badge.