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    Quote Originally Posted by Bam Bam View Post
    Actually the shirt is part of your tactical uniform.

    According to A9 the smock was only to be worn in inclement weather.
    Then explain why you have to wear the smock during a exercise in the middle of summer? The shirt is worn as a outer layer when its too hot to wear anything else i.e Chad.
    Don't stand there GAWPING, like you've never seen the hand of God BEFORE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul View Post
    Then explain why you have to wear the smock during a exercise in the middle of summer? The shirt is worn as a outer layer when its too hot to wear anything else i.e Chad.
    Incompetent leaders that don't bother to read the regulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bam Bam View Post
    Incompetent leaders that don't bother to read the regulations

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    So that also covers the people training the cadets then?
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    Ask yourself this - do you think that when those cadets become officers, they make their troops wear smocks in warm weather?.....

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    The driflo replaces the t-shirt.

    The design of the uniform is based on Arktis (I think they were actually used as consultants). They do 2 basic types of smock, one of them has a breathable waterproof lining (they actually used to sell it in Irish DPM on their website). The cost is an extra UK£90 when compared with the unlined version (obviously if they were being manufactured in bulk it would be cheaper).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Ask yourself this - do you think that when those cadets become officers, they make their troops wear smocks in warm weather?.....
    Yes, they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Ask yourself this - do you think that when those cadets become officers, they make their troops wear smocks in warm weather?.....
    Yup.
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    I have to say this, i simply love the Norweigan.. i wear it around the house all the time along with a pair of slippers. So comfortable and warm.

    And dont any of you give me any "issued clothing not allowed to be used in civie land" crap, its a norweigan, not like im going out wearing dpm in paintballing like some muppets. Dont be boring.

    Hell id gladly buy it off the DF as its so damn comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Komsomol View Post
    Hell id gladly buy it off the DF as its so damn comfortable.
    Don't go saying things like that or they might decide it's a good idea.
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    Crap your right *runs away from the curiour trying to serve me with a bill* too late!

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    Just put your rainjacket on underneath your smock.
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    Theres no set way in which to wear raingear or other such items. There are guidelines made up by CQ's in different barracks and if you go into different units you'll see them wearing things differently. Thats mainly for uniformity within units.

    The main rule which seems to be obeyed by everyone is that it must be a DPM outer layer.
    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Contracts were signed for the new "walking out jacket" i.e the DPM fleece recently.Should be in stores by april i am reliably informed....
    Sooner, possibly.

    Saw a neighbour of mine heading back to work today (home for lunch) wearing one.

    And it has the chest mounted epaulette, which made me think that it wasn't
    one of the trial jackets, because as Murph said, they are coloured more like
    French CE DPM, or the earlier Seyntex DPM smocks, rather than the
    current issue Port West manufactured ones...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Sooner, possibly.

    Saw a neighbour of mine heading back to work today (home for lunch) wearing one.

    And it has the chest mounted epaulette, which made me think that it wasn't
    one of the trial jackets, because as Murph said, they are coloured more like
    French CE DPM, or the earlier Seyntex DPM smocks, rather than the
    current issue Port West manufactured ones...

    That might be one of the Issue ones as I know a CQ who has one with the Rank sliders on the shoulders and He informs me that the the Rank will be on the Chest.

    He let me borrow it for Duty and Its a good jacket. very similar to a North Face Shell.
    but the shoulder mounted rank epaulette were to small for the sliders. The Chest ones make better sense IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Sooner, possibly.

    Saw a neighbour of mine heading back to work today (home for lunch) wearing one.

    And it has the chest mounted epaulette, which made me think that it wasn't
    one of the trial jackets, because as Murph said, they are coloured more like
    French CE DPM, or the earlier Seyntex DPM smocks, rather than the
    current issue Port West manufactured ones...
    It's the other way around - portwest were the old manufacturers, seyntex are the current lads.

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    He is kinda right actually.Portwest made the initial DPM's in 1999 followed by Seyntex in 2000.The Seyntex ones were almost like the french CE pattern as they were very "pale" in their colouring as opposed to the Portwest ones which were much brighter.Seyntex now make all our DPM uniforms and have darkened their colours to what we have now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    It's the other way around - portwest were the old manufacturers, seyntex are the current lads.
    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    He is kinda right actually.Portwest made the initial DPM's in 1999 followed by Seyntex in 2000.The Seyntex ones were almost like the french CE pattern as they were very "pale" in their colouring as opposed to the Portwest ones which were much brighter.Seyntex now make all our DPM uniforms and have darkened their colours to what we have now.
    Here endeth the lesson.:wink:
    Cheers lads. Seyntex made the original horror originally known as the
    "fat bastard" shirt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Army_01
    That might be one of the Issue ones as I know a CQ
    who has one with the Rank sliders on the shoulders and He informs me that
    the the Rank will be on the Chest.

    He let me borrow it for Duty and Its a good jacket. very similar to a North Face Shell.
    but the shoulder mounted rank epaulette were to small for the sliders.
    The Chest ones make better sense IMO.
    Yep, the one I saw yesterday seems to be a darker base colour than the trial ones
    I've previously seen. More in line with the DPM scheme on the remainder of the
    DPM items, whereas the trial ones seem to be more like the old Seyntex DPM pattern
    I mentioned previously
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    Quick question ; Is it a fleece with a windpoof dpm outer shell(like the lining in the smock)? Or is it a dpm fleece?
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    heard last week the order has been cancled.

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    Heard the armys been cancelled, budget cuts.
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    Next christmas has also been cancelled..

    Seriously, when you see the 4x4 Tender being awarded, it inspires confidence that at least the equipment deals will go ahead. There was another PIN on etenders today about cloth badges for the defence forces, amongst other items.


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    heard last week the order has been cancled
    not due to budget cuts rumour has it for something more suitable, whatever more suitable implies i do not know. provision has been made for a replacement ither way,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bam Bam View Post
    There is no need to have a norgie and a fleece.
    People in the Arctic with NBG or Kosovo in winter may have other ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Bam Bam View Post
    Actually the shirt is part of your tactical uniform.

    According to A9 the smock was only to be worn in inclement weather.
    Shirt was/is worn in Chad, East Timor & Liberia.




    Knew I'd find it eventually (http://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/The_Basics) not sure how up to date it is but British issue layering system is/was:

    T-shirt, Norge, Shirt, Fleece, Smock, Wetsuit

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    Speaking of Irish DPM

    Does anyone remember this trialled on from 1996 as featured in Barsseys book of Camouflage
    Time for another break I think......

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    Yes. They trialled it on the old slash pocket combats.. early 90s.


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