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    Recently got issued with my gear. Was issued the Light Operational Boot. I'm just wondering how to polish it. It says on the instructions in the box not to bull them. Should I just shine them like you shine shoes? Also, where do you put a shine on them, toe and heel, just toe etc.

    Thanks.
    Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.

  • #2
    just polish the leather parts - obviously.

    no need to bull as they are not a parade boot.
    RGJ

    ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

    The Rifles

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Captain Edmund Blackadder View Post
      Recently got issued with my gear. Was issued the Light Operational Boot. I'm just wondering how to polish it. It says on the instructions in the box not to bull them. Should I just shine them like you shine shoes? Also, where do you put a shine on them, toe and heel, just toe etc.

      Thanks.
      Normal Boot polish will suffice, front and back.

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      • #4
        Thanks for that.
        Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.

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        • #5
          you can bull them but I wouldnt. not parade boots, you may get some on camp that do and they may get praise for it, just ensure they're shiny and clean and it'll be grand
          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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          • #6
            Kiwi polish is best, the stuff ya put on with a brush and shine with a brush

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            • #7
              If you look at the Leaflet you get with them it specifically says NOT to bull them.
              "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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              • #8
                That's what I was referring to in asking about what to do. Just put polish on them. Got a bit of praise for them. I'll stick some pictures up later.
                Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.

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                • #9
                  As promised.
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                  Captain Edmund Blackadder
                  Flanders Pidgeon Murderer
                  Last edited by Captain Edmund Blackadder; 3 July 2010, 23:10.
                  Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.

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                  • #10
                    If you think that's good you should see my 24b's! several tins of polish and effort (yes my effort comes in can form) resulting in a black mirror and fingers that won't get clean for at least 3 days.
                    Don't stand there GAWPING, like you've never seen the hand of God BEFORE!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
                      oh my god - are you insane? polishing a combat boot like that!

                      For normal day to day use a good brush shine is the norm, it takes very little to keep them in good order, but if not done you mark yourself as a "bird"
                      Last edited by REX; 3 July 2010, 23:47.
                      CRIME SCENE INSTIGATOR

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                      • #12
                        lol - leave it at that then Edmund.

                        polish on, no polish off - until next year's camp!
                        RGJ

                        ...Once a Rifleman - Always a Rifleman... Celer et Audax

                        The Rifles

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Captain Edmund Blackadder View Post
                          They. Are. Beautiful.

                          I had them clean the first day of camp, and was told to polish them. So I did as i was told.
                          Brrillent job i recomend you for promotion to the rank of sgt/major

                          What good is in youth when it's ageing what joy are in eyes that cant see when there's sorrow in sunshine and flowers and only our rivers run free.

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                          • #14
                            The voice is shot. Won't be up to that grade of shouting for a while.
                            Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.

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                            • #15
                              are you (again) attempting to derail a thread tim?

                              With the magnums, you know the fabric bit on the side, is there any point in putting that spray on waterproof stuff on there? Annoyingly I dont have any kind of tac-boot, (Hiax or Mendls or whatever) and the mags are the best i can hope for at the minute
                              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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