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  • CTU
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    Originally posted by A/TEL View Post
    Due to go on trial this year.

    Will cover all types of duties in the NS.

    When on general issue, the only time green DPM will be worn is on a Land Overseas Deployment.

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    Did someone take a trip to Camden Market when they were docked in London for St Patrick's day?

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  • apod
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    Originally posted by Sparky42 View Post
    Forgive my ignorance but I've never understood why Naval personnel on ships/bases would need camouflage patterns?
    They don't. This is a vanity project driven by the NS desire for "Corporate Identity".All they will blend in with is the sea if they fall overboard.
    Lets look at this further.The US navy recently got rid of their proprietary blue/black camo pattern ,derisively referred to as "Blue Bottles" in favour of a green type camo pattern.
    The Royal Navy introduced Naval PCS. A navy blue version of the British Army Personal Clothing System Jacket/Shirt and trousers.
    Those are just two examples of International best practice.Unless you count the Aussies Naval DPM with Reflective stripes on each sleeve(Why bother having Camo in the first place)

    No.There is no tactical or operational reason this abomination of a uniform should exist.It is merely so the NS can stand out from other services who wear navy blue uniforms.
    Now.To be fair the NS uniform badly needed updating but for my tuppence worth this is the route they should go.
    1/ Flame resistant (The new naval DPM has this so strike 1 )
    2/ Better pocket layout(Nope.They just copied the S***ty pocket layout on the shirt that the minority in the DF have foisted upon the majority of the DF.Thanks ladies)
    3/ Solid colour. (Like, I dunno,Navy???)

    Of course the NS hierarchy who dreamt this up have forgotten one massive detail. To issue out a totally new uniform at this time is going to be a Mahooooosive own goal in terms of PR.The NS can't afford to build proper accomodation alongside for it sailors or to pay them enough to stick around to crew the ships that haven't been laid up for "maintenance" but yet they have money to waste on uniforms that are not needed?

    Yup.Priorities straight there.
    Last edited by apod; 11 August 2019, 18:56.

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  • ropebag
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    Originally posted by Sparky42 View Post
    Forgive my ignorance but I've never understood why Naval personnel on ships/bases would need camouflage patterns?
    So that journalists can recognise them as 'not Army'. This is critical deconfliction for budgetary purposes...

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  • Sparky42
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    Forgive my ignorance but I've never understood why Naval personnel on ships/bases would need camouflage patterns?

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  • A/TEL
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    Proposed New GDR/DPM

    Due to go on trial this year.

    Will cover all types of duties in the NS.

    When on general issue, the only time green DPM will be worn is on a Land Overseas Deployment.

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