My Dad was in the RCA during the second world war. He told me that while they were in England prior to seeing action later in Italy he was made a PTI due to his being a school teacher prior to 39. As I recall, he mentioned that he wore a instructor's badge of crossed tomahawks on his sleeve.
He said that on many's the occasion, in a pub or other location a soldier that may have been looking for a scrap would spy his PTI badge and look for an easier victim elsewhere. I mentioned on a discussion forum the insignia being described as above, and was counter posted that they had never seen an insignia like that.
Is my memory playing tricks on me? Or, was it on Dad? He was not the type to BS about his service which took him from a Gunner in 39 to the DCO of the SALH in the late 50's. At the very least I would have expected him to find something more glam than a PTI to gas about as it was not the sort of tale of derring do that would have impressed me back then.
Could someone please shed some light on what he might have been talking about WRT crossed tomahawks. I did read the section about instructor's badges and it does not make mention of this one as I described above.