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    When I first looked at the pics on post No 64 I thought it was something to do with an historical group doing an re reinactment or something along those lines , the outfits look like Army surplus kit .

    Anyway , Kilts all round, that will solve the problem for girls and boys .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Re Kaiser's question. Technically you are supposed to get SD No1 after 18 months service. This rarely happens. What more often happens is that a rush job is put on for a GOH and a random bunch of two stars and three stars get SD No1 in a rush without sufficient time to get practiced in sorting it out properly or parading for long periods of time wearing same. RDF do not get peakers but that hasn't been an issue so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    Re Kaiser's question. Technically you are supposed to get SD No1 after 18 months service. This rarely happens. What more often happens is that a rush job is put on for a GOH and a random bunch of two stars and three stars get SD No1 in a rush without sufficient time to get practiced in sorting it out properly or parading for long periods of time wearing same. RDF do not get peakers but that hasn't been an issue so far.
    And different colours between the jacket and trousers.
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    No need to be ironing shirts.

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    can all women please wear skirts? seriously.
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    Whats the intended next layer underneath.Could get scruffy after lengthty travel and be heavy work in the open on a GOH in serious sunshine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    can all women please wear skirts? seriously.
    Welfare of the troops!!

    Cold conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Welfare of the troops!!

    Cold conditions
    Doesn't seem to bother Scottish regiments. And they aren't allow wear underwear under the kilt either...
    What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODIN View Post
    Doesn't seem to bother Scottish regiments. And they aren't allow wear underwear under the kilt either...
    Did you learn that one from a Carry On film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    Did you learn that one from a Carry On film?
    Gordon Highlanders dress regs actually
    What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODIN View Post
    Gordon Highlanders dress regs actually
    Ceased to exist in 1994 when it was amalgamated. It was almalgamated again in 2006

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    Did you learn that one from a Carry On film?
    LMABO (the "A" is absolute and the "B" is b****cks)....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Ceased to exist in 1994 when it was amalgamated. It was almalgamated again in 2006
    1. Do you have to be so bloody pedantic on every topic that you comment on.
    2. I know the regiment was amalgamated and for your information, it was originally amalgamated with the The Queens' Own Highlanders in 1994, forming The Highlanders Regiment, which was then amalgamated with other Scottish regiments in 2006 to form the Royal Regiment of Scotland. If you insist on being pedantic, then at least do it properly.
    3. I have not been able to confirm for you if the current regiment operates the same dress regulations, however, as is the case of regiments merging in the British Army, traditions are usually maintained, so it is safe to assume this one continues.
    What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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    mod:topic!!
    The modern Irish soldier is better educated,trained and equipped then any any other generation that has gone before.


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    Government to spend over €200k on new army bands uniforms

    http://www.herald.ie/news/government...-31194659.html

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    Why, is what I'd like to know? The current band uniform (which replaced a previous dark green version) can't be in service any more than 10 years. And the 2 Cav escort uniform is probably only in service about half that....
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    They aren't new uniforms as such. Its a new tender. Typical heddeld getting it mixed up. Do we expect people who preform an entirely ceremonial role to wear the same uniform for the duration of their career?

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    Not only the Herald that's mixed up. The reporter is illiterate as well as ignorant by which I mean utterly lacking any knowledge on the subject.

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    Why is stuff like this even newsworthy? If the department of agriculture spent €200,000 on boilersuits for cattle or grant inspectors would it make the Herald?

    If the ambulance people got new snickers gear would anybody notice?

    What is the reason behind the constant sniping at the DF?

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    Probably

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    They aren't new uniforms as such. Its a new tender. Typical heddeld getting it mixed up. Do we expect people who preform an entirely ceremonial role to wear the same uniform for the duration of their career?
    No, I would not expect personnel to wear the same uniform for duration of service. The article seemed to be saying (to me anyway) that it was a completely new uniform.

    The article also seems to be saying that members of the Pipe Bands will be wearing the same outfit as the bands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Why, is what I'd like to know? The current band uniform (which replaced a previous dark green version) can't be in service any more than 10 years. And the 2 Cav escort uniform is probably only in service about half that....
    Granted, of all the services, the Bands are probably in their SD No.1 more often than anyone else, going by the figure of 527 public appearances in 2014 by the combined bands of the DF
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    any more word on how the trial samples for the rest of us are coming along? Decisions made on stand collar, etc?
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    New army SD on hold until 2017.
    The modern Irish soldier is better educated,trained and equipped then any any other generation that has gone before.


    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
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    So much for wearing them for the 1916 centenary.

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