A DZ Flash is a badge or patch worn by the Airborne forces of the British Army and all squadrons of the RAF Regiment. DZ stands for 'drop zone'. In RAF Regiment use, these flashes distinguish between squadrons, although within the RAF Regiment only II Squadron has a parachute capability.
|HQ, Parachute Regiment||1st Battalion, Parachute Regiment||2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment||3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment||4th Battalion, Parachute Regiment|
|Depot, Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces|
|Other units of the 16th Air Assault Brigade|
|7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery||23 Parachute Engineer Regiment||13 Air Assault Regiment Royal Logistics Corps||16 Medical Regiment||EOD Troop 33 Regiment Royal Engineers|
|216 Parachute Signals Squadron||7th Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers||D Squadron, Household Cavalry Regiment||156 Provost Company Royal Military Police|
|Brigade Pathfinder Platoon||Brigade HQ|
- "AP 1358, CHAP 7" (PDF).
0733. RAF Regiment. Members of the RAF Regiment wear distinguished arm badges and shoulder slides as follows:
a. RAF Regiment Shoulder Badge.
b. Shoulder/Chest Epaulette Rank Slides
c. Sqn Drop Zone (DZ) Patches. Sqn DZ patches may be worn on the CS 95 jacket with the sqn cdrs permission. They are to be OG with the centrepiece of the authorised Sqn badge embroidered in black, coloured versions are not to be worn. They are worn centrally mid-way up the right sleeve of the field jacket (or parachute smock if appropriate), positioned below parachutist wings if awarded. RAF Regt personnel not serving on sqns may wear the RAF Regt DZ patch with embroidered crossed rifles and astral crown instead.
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