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    Agreed.The pockets should have been left as they are though or slanted backwards.

    With the new design anything thing bulky in the thigh pockets will be under the front of your leg when prone.
    Comfy.
    Not.
    Stopping things falling out is moot as they have returned to the foldover design on the inside and the pocket has two buttons.
    "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".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Just heard that there is a new marksmanship badge on the cards.I wonder is this to replace the current one(Proposed circa 2006) or the DF 10 badge mentioned in TM 623?
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Just heard that there is a new marksmanship badge on the cards.I wonder is this to replace the current one(Proposed circa 2006) or the DF 10 badge mentioned in TM 623?
    Metal badge? A metal All Army one for SD No 1 over the medal pocket would be a nice touch. What then for annual marksman qual though?
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    Yeah a metal one was proposed years ago.
    The design at the time was that it would be suspended by the button of the right chest pocket on the SD tunic.I dunno if that design went any further.

    As an aside Tailored Image got the SD contract for 2018-2020 and Seyntex got the contract for the DPMs for the same time period with 3 x 1 year extensions allowed for on both contracts.
    "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".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Expect SD to not fit and fall apart within 12 months then. Their uniforms are the most travelled items of clothing in history, spending all their time being returned to the makers for faults etc.
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    They are currently supplying the SD's.And yes.
    There has been loads of complaints.
    "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".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Is the style staying the same. Or are we going with high collar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by koppiteal View Post
    Is the style staying the same. Or are we going with high collar?
    Staying the same.For now.High collar still on the cards.

    On another Haix scouts going on trial with UNIFIL.
    "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".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    We were using Haix Special Force Mid safety boots, now gone from the options(No longer produced in that particular pattern). Instead we have Jolly Duty Boot.
    Well, there's good news and bad news. The bad news is that Neil will be taking over both branches, and some of you will lose your jobs. Those of you who are kept on will have to relocate to Swindon, if you wanna stay. I know, gutting. On a more positive note, the good news is, I've been promoted, so... every cloud. You're still thinking about the bad news aren't you?

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    Finalised Dress codes went live on the IKON main page today.
    Missing a few points though about HOW you wear the UBAC(tucked in etc and how badges are worn) and despite confirming winter dress dates it does not confirm what we already know about sleeves down etc.
    Dress code posters to be sent to units also for notice boards.

    D Ord roadshows continuing showcasing the new kit.Has anybody been to one??
    "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".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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