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  • Originally posted by golden rivet View Post
    on discharge from the pdf are you entitled to a suit
    Really?

    That probably stems back to the days of old when probably the only decent
    clothes a soldier had was his uniform.
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    • Originally posted by golden rivet View Post
      on discharge from the pdf are you entitled to a suit
      Yes, after 21 years service. I declined the offer myself as I wasn't prepared to travel to McKee Bks to be measured. Suits were issued up to the 1960's and were known as "Martin Henrys" but were taken off of issue due to the fact that they were in fashion in the 1940's. Cash was given in lieu of the suit well into the 1990's. On the back of the old payslips there was a heading "Cash in lieu of civilian suit" and up to the time suits were issued again it was the princely sum of £7.60.
      The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
      (George Bernard Shaw, Playwright, 1856 - 1950)

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      • Never heard the term Martin Henry but at the end of WWII in the UK and US every serviceman was given a De-mob suit.
        Without supplies no army is brave.

        —Frederick the Great,

        Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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        • Is this still the current Scale of Issue?
          http://www.rdfra.ie/Misc/scale.shtml#AR
          "Attack your attic with a Steyr....as seen on the Late Late Show..."

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          • Yes

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            • Originally posted by concussion View Post
              Is this still the current Scale of Issue?
              http://www.rdfra.ie/Misc/scale.shtml#AR
              Yes. despite cadre attempts to ignore it.

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              • I have been issued

                3 pants (DPM)
                3 shirts (DPM)
                4 T-shirt
                1 pair light socks
                2 pair winter socks
                1 Smock (DPM)
                1 Beret
                1 stay-brite cap badge
                1 pair Magnum boots
                1 pair Haix Safety Boots
                1 first aid pouch
                2 stable belts

                I have
                4 pants (DPM)
                5 shirts (DPM)
                16 T-shirt (green but stolen from a company I worked for)
                2 pair light socks (1 pair found brand new last week)
                2 pair winter socks.
                2 pair my own socks from IMO store
                1 Smock (DPM)
                1 Beret (with small stain on top from me and Ink.
                1 stay-brite cap badge
                1 pair Magnum boots
                1 pair Haix Safety Boots
                1 first aid pouch
                2 belts (one soft material and one nylonish.)
                Last edited by Dazzler; 29 October 2008, 02:11.
                I probably am wrong, sorry about that!!!

                Please PM me to correct me.

                But, not if I state an opinion, only if I state something as truth!!!

                I have bad opinions but I stick by them!!!

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                • remind me not to offer you a job.
                  "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

                  "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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                  • To explain the scale of issue, when you join you should be issued the following, if something is damaged it should be replaced (if it within the nominal life you should have to pay for a % of the replacement):

                    Arm/Leg Band, High Visibilty x 2
                    Badges, Cap No 21A x 1
                    Bag Clothing, No. 32B x 1
                    Belt No. 26A Waist x 1
                    Beret 6G (or Cap Glengarry No.35a for Cav) x 1
                    Boots, Barrack Light Operational x 1
                    Ear Defender (plugs) x 1
                    Ear Defender Peltor x 1
                    Field Dressing x 1
                    Gloves, Woolen x 1
                    Shirt, DPM x 2
                    Shirt, Norwegian x 1
                    Smock, DPM x 1
                    Socks, Light/Heavy Green Pairs x 3
                    Tab Name Green Cloth x 3
                    Rank Markings (Sliders) Field Dress x 2
                    Trousers, DPM x 2
                    T-Shirt x 2

                    Then after 18 months you should be issued with the following:
                    Trousers, No. 3A (or No125, 1 is for females not sure which) x 1
                    Tunic No. 161 with Cloth Belt & Buckle (or No3A again 1 for females) x 1
                    Badges, Collar x 2
                    Boots, Ceremonial x 1
                    Gloves, Black Leather x 1
                    Shirt, No. 18A (or Blouse No11 (Walking Out Dress) for females) x 2
                    Tie, No. 9 x 1
                    Lanyard, White (or Lanyard, Red if MP) x 1
                    Cap No. 29B (for MPs only) x 1

                    To be issued to MPs (those who have completed Probationers Cse):
                    Beret No. 9 Red x 1

                    To be issued to RDF Cooks:
                    Apron Cook x 3
                    Apron, Field Heavy Duty x 2
                    Caps, Cook x 3
                    Jacket, Cook x 3
                    Scarves, Cook x 3
                    T-Shirt, White x 3
                    Gloves, Oven x 2
                    Trousers, Cook x 3

                    To be issued to Engr / Arty personnel who require foot protection:
                    Boots Operational Safe Toe x 1



                    To be issued to RDF personnel on 72 hour exercises (as part of course approved by DDFT / organised tactical exercises) - NOT issued to Admin personnel:
                    Thermal Pants x 1
                    Thermal Top, L/Sleeve x 1
                    Boots, Operational x 1

                    To be issued to officers, BSMs & BQMS (and equivalents):
                    Cap with badge x 1
                    Gloves, Brown x 1
                    Rank Markings, Sets x 1
                    Shoes, Brown x 1

                    Wet Suits will be issued on a temporary basis from Bde / RDFTA stock (this is due to change).

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                    • Originally posted by MOB87 View Post
                      Well at least you got your gear issued to you brand new. I got my first issue all PW and always get a bollickin' about smock because it is so faded & my beret.
                      I may ahve mentioned this in the past but the concept of PW kit disappeared with the flood waters that left Noah's Ark on top of Mount Ararat.

                      Originally posted by kermit
                      I note that you are required to do a fitness test as part of some RDF courses now.

                      As part of said fitness test, you are required to do a 10k loaded march.

                      The requirements for this loaded march state that you must be dressed in Combat Dress (No head-dress) and CEMO - this includes a smock.

                      The requirements also state that a spare smock must be carried in the backpack/bergan.

                      The scale of issue only allows one smock to be issued.

                      I think you can see where this is going...
                      Yes, all you RDF fcukers are cheating on Part 3 of the Fitness test.
                      Groundhog
                      Chief of the Diet Tribe
                      Last edited by Groundhog; 2 March 2008, 19:03.
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                      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

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                      • PWs are still being issued to RDF.

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                        • Originally posted by DeV View Post
                          PWs are still being issued to RDF.
                          Obviously. But then RDFRA is more concerned with getting swords for officers than getting hygenic kit for the troops.

                          I suggest you people should start going sick with interesting skin complaints and start sending solicitors letters to the Minister.
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                          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

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                          • Originally posted by kermit
                            The requirements also state that a spare smock must be carried in the backpack/bergan.
                            And also a spare pair of boots.
                            "Attack your attic with a Steyr....as seen on the Late Late Show..."

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                            • Originally posted by DeV View Post
                              PWs are still being issued to RDF.
                              As well as some new bods in the PDF. Take it, deal with it, keep annoying the anally retentive Q's and one day you might get a second pair of socks.
                              To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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                              • I have just about everything I am entitled to and then some. Mostly due to pestering the CQ until I got what I needed, but also due to my "forgetting" to hand back in some stuff that's meant to be on personal issue.
                                Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
                                Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
                                Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
                                Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

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