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  • Originally posted by apod View Post
    Got my hands on both the new long and short sleeve wicking t-shirts today.Flame retardant.Really soft and lightweight material.
    Plain Olive green(same shade as the dark green in our DPM).As Fridgy stated above no velcro or tricolour. Dated 2017.That tells me that they are an interim item taken from the last batch of the current contract.
    The 2018 version should have both the velcro and tricolour as per the tender.
    So not Mocha - as was being reported in some quarters - then...
    "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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    • They are a really strange colour imho

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      • Any chance of a photo of this elusive item Apod?
        "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 Truck Driver View Post
          Any chance of a photo of this elusive item Apod?
          Haven't been issued any and not likely to look for a new set until next year.
          "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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          • Originally posted by apod View Post
            I take it you were at some kind of brief/demo Dev?
            Pics?
            You never mentioned the trousers.
            On the trousers the are slanted differential to most designs (I hear to stop things falling out while lying)




            Ref the design of smock and shirt we should have gone down this road
            http://www.hqrafregiment.net/images/PCSBrief2011.ppt

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            • Agreed.The pockets should have been left as they are though or slanted backwards.

              With the new design anything thing bulky in the thigh pockets will be under the front of your leg when prone.
              Comfy.
              Not.
              Stopping things falling out is moot as they have returned to the foldover design on the inside and the pocket has two buttons.
              "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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              • Just heard that there is a new marksmanship badge on the cards.I wonder is this to replace the current one(Proposed circa 2006) or the DF 10 badge mentioned in TM 623?
                "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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                • Originally posted by apod View Post
                  Just heard that there is a new marksmanship badge on the cards.I wonder is this to replace the current one(Proposed circa 2006) or the DF 10 badge mentioned in TM 623?
                  Metal badge? A metal All Army one for SD No 1 over the medal pocket would be a nice touch. What then for annual marksman qual though?
                  "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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                  • Yeah a metal one was proposed years ago.
                    The design at the time was that it would be suspended by the button of the right chest pocket on the SD tunic.I dunno if that design went any further.

                    As an aside Tailored Image got the SD contract for 2018-2020 and Seyntex got the contract for the DPMs for the same time period with 3 x 1 year extensions allowed for on both contracts.
                    "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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                    • Expect SD to not fit and fall apart within 12 months then. Their uniforms are the most travelled items of clothing in history, spending all their time being returned to the makers for faults etc.

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                      • They are currently supplying the SD's.And yes.
                        There has been loads of complaints.
                        "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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                        • Is the style staying the same. Or are we going with high collar?

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                          • Originally posted by koppiteal View Post
                            Is the style staying the same. Or are we going with high collar?
                            Staying the same.For now.High collar still on the cards.

                            On another Haix scouts going on trial with UNIFIL.
                            "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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                            • We were using Haix Special Force Mid safety boots, now gone from the options(No longer produced in that particular pattern). Instead we have Jolly Duty Boot.

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                              • Finalised Dress codes went live on the IKON main page today.
                                Missing a few points though about HOW you wear the UBAC(tucked in etc and how badges are worn) and despite confirming winter dress dates it does not confirm what we already know about sleeves down etc.
                                Dress code posters to be sent to units also for notice boards.

                                D Ord roadshows continuing showcasing the new kit.Has anybody been to one??
                                "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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