Abzeichen (RDM)

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Für insignia of the Original Series, see Abzeichen (TOS)

This article covers the various insignia in the Re-imagined Series, from arm patches to emblems.

Ship patches

Every crewmember wears a ship patch on the left shoulder of his or her uniform. It is a round patch depicting the Colonial seal in the middle, around which the ship's name together with its Battlestar Group are written. Galactica's crew patch is colored gold, with "Battlestar Galactica BSG 75" written around the seal in a very dark, almost black, blue. The Pegasus patch is blue with white lettering. Triton's patch is colored the same as Galactica's.

The color of the stitching also differs slightly depending on the type of uniform it is attached to. Dark blue on the blue duty uniform (on Galactica), dark green on the green fatigues, and dark brown on the flight suits, deck crew jumpsuits and khaki duty uniforms.

Some civilian ship captains, acting as judges at Gaius Baltar's trial, also wear patches on their dress uniforms. The patch on Doyle Franks' uniform identifies her as the captain of Prometheus, and the captain to her right is from Pyxis (Crossroads, Part I). It is unknown whether the symbols on the patches represent solely the ships or possibly the companies that owned them. The symbol on the Prometheus patch is also present on the uniform buttons.

Other patches

Flight suits also have a specialty patch on the right shoulder. This is either a Viper or Raptor emblem.

Kendra Shaw wears of a patch of the Ministry of Defense when she reports to Pegasus. Interestingly it is also labeled "Kobol HQ" (Razor).

Duty uniform devices

Pilot wings

Pilot qualification wings

On regular uniforms and flight suits, pilot qualification wings can be worn over left breast. These exist in two variations. "Junior Wings" with two chevrons on a golden diamond and small swept-back wings to the sides, and "Senior Wings" with larger outstretched wings and an additional silver lining behind the diamond. The latter might be awarded for significant flight-hours or senior command qualification (e.g. capital ship).

Rank insignia

For information on the rank insignia, see Military Ranks (RDM)

Dress uniform devices

Dress uniforms are worn on formal occasions and are thus worn with additional adornments and insignia.

An elaborate ship's insignia is worn on the uniform flap over the right breast. It is a metal version of the shoulder patch. All other insignia are worn on a leather sash that runs diagonally across the uniform.

One pin is a variation of a Galactica insignia from the Original Series, with an additional star on top. These come in gold and silver. Like with the other devices, their function is unknown. They are likely medals awarded for distinguished service or valor.

An exception to this are Admirals, like Adm. Corman, who can wear uniform devices on their normal blue duty uniforms (Hero).

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  1. The patch reads "BST" instead of "BSG". The costuming department very likely assumed that "BSG" stands for "Battlestar Galactica" and changed the last letter accordingly. However, "Water" and the Pegasus patch establish that it stands for Battlestar Group.