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    The Company that was approached to Manufacture...

    The Company that was approached to Manufacture the trials Kit is based in N.I but their manufacturing plant is based elsewhere AFAIK.
    And no.It's not Cooneen.

    Funny that the NS would go to them...
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    Thank you for your contribution Chuck.Most...

    Thank you for your contribution Chuck.Most helpful.I will take it on board.
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    Thank you.Finally you are seeing my point.The...

    Thank you.Finally you are seeing my point.The issue is not the uniform.I think we all agree it needs updating and I am 100% behind that.
    The issue is the money that is going to be spent on something...
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    Yup. That's going to be a morale booster for the...

    Yup. That's going to be a morale booster for the lads." Lads we cant afford to pay you a decent wage or provide you with proper accomodation but here's a more expensive uniform,that'll cheer you...
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    So ALL items of DF get are going to be flame...

    So ALL items of DF get are going to be flame resistant /retardant now.is that correct?Not just the UBACS and T-Shirts?? A bit overkill seeing as the DPM shirt is now being classed as Barracks...
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    Really? MM seems to have found a away around that...

    Really? MM seems to have found a away around that with the extra ship even though there wasn't enough people to crew it.

    Ah no. I just did a quick search and France,Germany,The Netherlands,Spain...
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    Did you actually read my post above or are you...

    Did you actually read my post above or are you just jumping to defend this stooooopid idea out of blind loyalty to the NS?? I clearly said that while this proposed DPM uniform is a massive waste of...
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    1/ I never said the problems the DF face were...

    1/ I never said the problems the DF face were created by the NS.Far from it and yes you are right the recent controversy has given us ammo to use.My point is that the optics of this are terrible. "NS...
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    AFAIK headress wil be Berets. And so we know...

    AFAIK headress wil be Berets.
    And so we know what to call it the proper title(No NOT slugcam) is Naval Service Variant Disruptive Pattern Material or NSV-DPM.
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    They don't. This is a vanity project driven by...

    They don't. This is a vanity project driven by the NS desire for "Corporate Identity".All they will blend in with is the sea if they fall overboard.
    Lets look at this further.The US navy recently...
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    Nope.Pattern is the same.

    Nope.Pattern is the same.
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    See Post 117 for pictures of the prototypes(thank...

    See Post 117 for pictures of the prototypes(thank god they have fixed the Trouser pockets!) and Post's 394 and 399 in this thread for pictures of the finished product RE the shirt and the...
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    I would have to agree.Like I said they are NICE...

    I would have to agree.Like I said they are NICE to have rather than NEED to have. Incidentaly the 2001 trials DPM waterproofs had pit zips.

    The hood being being detached on the new smock is trade...
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    Lads. I know the gym gods amongst us just want...

    Lads. I know the gym gods amongst us just want uniforms that are bate onto them to show off their muscles but let's not forget why uniforms are meant to be
    "Worn loose and in layers".
    You can't...
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    New DPM Smock Four out of seven isn't bad.

    New DPM Smock


    Four out of seven isn't bad.
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    You do realise the French are getting rid of that...

    You do realise the French are getting rid of that uniform and going to this.
    http://foreignlegion.info/2018/01/04/new-french-combat-uniform-since-2018/

    Now.If they are going to insist on ditching...
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    I know all of that and I never implied that all...

    I know all of that and I never implied that all branches would be issued the same type.However my understanding is that GENPOP are having our issue scale reduced IOT save money.Hence two pairs of...
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    Being worn or in stores? What I am trying...

    Being worn or in stores? What I am trying ascertain is if anybody is actually being issued the new kit.
    By the way the Recruits at my callsign were issued the new boonie hat. It looks shocking.Even...
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    You are sadly probably right.I also cannot get...

    You are sadly probably right.I also cannot get ANY answer as to what unit outside of the Recuits in the Cead Cath a couple of years back who trialled them at home??Interestingly they are on issue to...
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    MOD: GttC. Much as we all enjoy reading your...

    MOD: GttC. Much as we all enjoy reading your posts is there any chance,for the sake of our eyes,that you could start using paragraphs!!!???Pretty please.
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    Will do.Once I have a spare worn out pair. ...

    Will do.Once I have a spare worn out pair.



    I am fully aware of where we are with the tender and the F**k up surrounding it.I am also fully aware that "Boots, Multi-role" is going to be the...
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    Sorry but where are you getting three layers...

    Sorry but where are you getting three layers from? The knees and seat of the current trousers are double lined and that's it and since the second issue of the Tropical(Now summer) trousers so have...
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    Sticky: In what corps?

    In what corps?
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    +1. Yeah,but the new material is way...

    +1.


    Yeah,but the new material is way lighter.

    Blame the Body armour board.They recommended them in their report.


    +1. Sizes are all off.
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    Sticky: G3. As in Bde Ops? What's the "+"? Anyway.If...

    G3. As in Bde Ops?
    What's the "+"?

    Anyway.If you look at the latest XYZ there is a glaring omission for the requirements for promotion to BSM and CS in an Infantry Battalion.The Infantry have...
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