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    For alls information the process for issuing clothing has changed (at least in the East), hence long delays in issuing kit (eg SD No1, those on Pot NCOs courses!)

    1. Clothing forms (requisition & size) filled out

    2. Forms sent by Company Commander to Battalion HQ (if you have only joined, this can't be done untill the unit are informed (by Finance Branch, Galway, I think) of your army number)

    3. Forms are authorised by Battalion Commander and sent to Clothing Stores

    4. Clothing form and computer print out returned to unit

    5. The individual(s) must then PERSONALLY collect the clothing from the Stores (at a DESIGNATED time each month)

  • #2
    Originally posted by DeV
    5. The individual(s) must then PERSONALLY collect the clothing from the Stores (at a DESIGNATED time each month)
    From pdf stores, Bn stores or Coy stores?
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,
    but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other,
    body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming........................
    WOO HOO - What a Ride!" :tri:


    • #3
      PDF Central Clothing Stores (ie Brugha for East, although heard "rumours" that there is one in McKee as well)


      • #4
        treat those rumours as truth
        Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
        Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
        The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
        The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
        The best lack all conviction, while the worst
        Are full of passionate intensity.


        • #5
          Does this fit into Willies plans to re-org and modernise the Reserve, I think not. What clever dick thought this one up?


          • #6
            Since you have to sign your clothing form (its a 245B in the PDF) and the computer print out, why does the Clothing stores return these to your unit before you collect your kit.

            By the way welcome to our world. From Clonmel we have to travel 50 miles to Limerick to get kit. When they have kit. The system is a disaster but the guys who thought it up think it's great.
            Say NO to violence against Women

            Originally posted by hedgehog
            My favourite moment was when the
            Originally posted by hedgehog
            red headed old dear got a smack on her ginger head


            • #7
              For any one in the Brugha (especially NCOs) you should know that is a particularly sore point. Certainly considering recent actions. If you don't know what I'm talking about don't worry. Either way I think this could be a dangerous thread.



              • #8
                Will the clothing store open during off peak times or do people have to take their own time off work/school etc.?

                Will the stores make efforts to provide this service despite 3 month long stock checks, a 6 month repainting of the stores or the fact that the storeman has an itchy foot?

                Will it be permissable to train a soldier who has been sworn in, received his army number but is waiting a whole month for his uniform, in civies?


                • #9
                  I'm sure that something that RDFRA would joyfully embrace and sort out for us.........
                  You're even dumber than I tell people

                  You might have been infected but you never were a bore


                  • #10
                    Is that a newly improved and more efficient issue system? If so can I suggest that those in the DF

                    A: Learn how to use Microsoft Outlook, and process these forms with digital signatures. Legally it's the same as paper forms, and if anyone can sort out secure e-mail I would hope the DF could.

                    B: Learn how to check transports each day, and sort the required kit so that it goes on the next vehicle to the required destination. As in XX Bn need 12 full sets, put them together in a box, leave them at the gate and next time a vehicle is heading towards, say, Renmore in Galway the box goes on truck.

                    C: Learn about laser scanners- if a bogarse transport company can have an online tracking & receipt system for delivieries, why not the DF?

                    Paper records for purely internal transactions should be a thing of the past at this stage.
                    Take these men and women for your example.
                    Like them, remember that posterity can only
                    be for the free; that freedom is the sure
                    possession of those who have the
                    courage to defend it.
                    Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.
                    If you're not ready to die for it, put the word freedom out of your vocabulary.


                    • #11
                      Just to throw my personal experience in the hat, my friend applied to join the RDF last September. Was sworn in in January and has still not recieved a uniform... kinda disgraceful.


                      • #12
                        I wouldn't worry about ...thats the normal carry on.
                        Covid 19 is not over's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe


                        • #13
                          Shouldn't be that way though should it, I mean the lad is being allowed parade in civvies and he's well ahead of some uniformed recruits and even some of the 2*'s - he's a great reservist and potential reg. that may well be lost due to bullshit organisation. And if this is normal carry on then how many talented potential soldiers do the DF lose every year due to their own piss poor organisation?


                          • #14
                            I have a recruit platoon in training since October,sworn in late december,many are still waiting on Smocks.
                            Personally I am still waiting on Norge fleece,rank markings,nametag.
                            I can do without the first item,i had to buy the second item,and Up to last week I managed without the last item.
                            No sign of any of the above being issued.

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


                            • #15
                              Under the old system, I had to wait over a month for my initial issue of working dress, and then another good few months for my combats.

                              The idea is actually sound in theory (apart from the paperwork going backwards and forwards that is) :

                              Clothing stores were recommended to be centralised by PWC in 1998 as it makes it a lot cheaper to run - staff, inventory, space, etc

                              The new bit, having to go in ... what you get should fit (and more importantly there isn't a load of kit waiting to be collected in a unit from a new recruit, who may not turn up) ... the thinking probably is that if they have to go in to collect the uniform they will stay longer.

                              My thinking is that this is all about euros