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    I noticed in yesterdays papers of the recent commissioning ceremony, that female officers are now wearing the same caps as their male counterparts.
    What happened the "pillbox"? It just looks wrong. In the GS, while both male and female wear peaked caps, the female design is different, to allow hair to be hidden discreetly. The Army don't seem to have followed this practice. Is it just a cost cutting measure I wonder?


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
    I noticed in yesterdays papers of the recent commissioning ceremony, that female officers are now wearing the same caps as their male counterparts.
    What happened the "pillbox"? It just looks wrong. In the GS, while both male and female wear peaked caps, the female design is different, to allow hair to be hidden discreetly. The Army don't seem to have followed this practice. Is it just a cost cutting measure I wonder?
    Cost grounds, I s'pose. Are u sure the female Army peaker is not shaped like the
    Garda one, i.e, with a larger crown, to allow for hair ?

    The "pillbox" looks sh1te, IMO, and I think it's a good move to standardise the
    headwear for DF officers....

    Can you post a link to a picture to illustrate ? I've looked but couldn't find any online
    Last edited by Truck Driver; 23 January 2009, 08:00.
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    • #3
      RDFRA were looking for the pillbox caps at one stage a few years back and the feedback was that PDF females preferred berets.

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      • #4
        what papers were the pictures in
        courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice

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        • #5
          Irish Examiner, Evening echo. Both of whom have tragic websites.


          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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          • #6
            thanks
            courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
              I noticed in yesterdays papers of the recent commissioning ceremony, that female officers are now wearing the same caps as their male counterparts.
              What happened the "pillbox"? It just looks wrong. In the GS, while both male and female wear peaked caps, the female design is different, to allow hair to be hidden discreetly. The Army don't seem to have followed this practice. Is it just a cost cutting measure I wonder?
              If you notice, Guards of Honour wearing the new Other Ranks peakers also have the females wearing peakers - the pillbox is gone for other ranks since the peaker came in.

              I am assuming it is standardisation.

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              • #8
                ARe you serious

                i love you people who comment on this claiming you know the story. First of all the female officer ranks wear peakers now, and not the birdsnest any more (or beret as someone i this site seems to think they wear) And the peakers they have ARE different to the males they are deeper at the back and front for their hair, and STOP saying cut backs when commenting on uniforms in relation to officers as they PAY for their own uniforms and they are made by expensive tailors.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RDF View Post
                  i love you people who comment on this claiming you know the story. First of all the female officer ranks wear peakers now, and not the birdsnest any more (or beret as someone i this site seems to think they wear) And the peakers they have ARE different to the males they are deeper at the back and front for their hair, and STOP saying cut backs when commenting on uniforms in relation to officers as they PAY for their own uniforms and they are made by expensive tailors.
                  Meow.

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                  • #10
                    As kermit says all officer, BSMs & BQMSs (or equivalent) both PDF & RDF receive an annual allowance from the DF to pay for & maintain their superfine No1 uniforms.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RDF View Post
                      i love you people .
                      I love you too


                      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                      • #12
                        do they have to produce a valid receipt for uniform allowance to be paid. as i dont think they are going to receive it in the coming years with the cutbacks in spending, which is only right as a lot of them use it to tax and insure the car

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                        • #13
                          No need to produce receipts to get annual uniform allowance

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kermit
                            I'd be most interested to know where I could tax an insure my car for under €150...
                            Will you post it when you find out.
                            it will be long, it will be hard, and there will be no withdrawl
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                            • #15
                              150 is the allowance for repairs ?? as the price for a naval officers cap badge which contains gold braid is way above that... what would a full uniform cost which also has gold braid in the rank markings.. something wrong here...

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