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  • Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post

    Asked said individual where he got the a/m boots and was told he was issued with them. So looks like the darker version is coming onstream after all...
    The age old "it is a trial version" is a well used way of getting around wearing non-issued kit, if that is important to the person asking the question

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    • Originally posted by Fantasia View Post

      The age old "it is a trial version" is a well used way of getting around wearing non-issued kit, if that is important to the red faced shouty person asking the question
      Fixed it!
      'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
      'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
      Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
      He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
      http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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      • SITREP? Any AR being issued brown at your call signs folks?
        "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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        • i went looking for the RDF brown boot LOI on IKON ; the op boot one from earlier in the year is there but not barrack boot one ?
          "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

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

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          • Originally posted by trellheim View Post
            i went looking for the RDF brown boot LOI on IKON ; the op boot one from earlier in the year is there but not barrack boot one ?
            The LOI covering the issue of the brown Operational boots came out in late 2020 and didn’t cover AR pers. AFAIK there is an LOI out there(01/22 IIRC) covering issue of both Op and light Op to AR. It’s not up on IKON though.
            "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
              SITREP? Any AR being issued brown at your call signs folks?
              Not at my location as yet. Ive put in for clothing and boots so will see what comes back. (If anything)

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              • Correction. LOI 01/22 was issue of UBAC etc to AR.
                LOI 04/22 Consolidation of black boots stock and issuing of brown boots to the RDF. Currently being implemented.
                Last edited by apod; 7 November 2022, 14:22.
                "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 Fantasia View Post

                  The age old "it is a trial version" is a well used way of getting around wearing non-issued kit, if that is important to the person asking the question
                  Said individual told me the Q staff at his location ISSUED the boots to him, and said person would have no reason to lie about that...
                  "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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                  • I could not find LOI 04/22 when I looked on IKON last week.
                    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

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

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                    • Originally posted by trellheim View Post
                      I could not find LOI 04/22 when I looked on IKON last week.
                      IKON was supposed to decentralise and desiloise information in the DF. Unfortunately there's a tendency to use email only and keep LOI's etc restricted to those that issued them. System is good, culture has to change.

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                      • Originally posted by northie View Post
                        System is good, culture has to change.
                        In so so many ways!

                        What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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                        • Originally posted by northie View Post

                          IKON was supposed to decentralise and desiloise information in the DF. Unfortunately there's a tendency to use email only and keep LOI's etc restricted to those that issued them. System is good, culture has to change.
                          Hardly a complicated matter for a LOI to be posted up on IKON, I'd have thought? In my job, all technical documents needed to do our work are on the company's cloud storage, for ease of access to those who need them...
                          "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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                          • The pair I have are very comfortable and much better than the black ones.

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                            • Originally posted by batterysgt View Post
                              The pair I have are very comfortable and much better than the black ones.
                              I agree. Comfortable but with a few drawbacks. They are not great if you are standing out in the rain(parades,ranges etc). The mesh toe lets in water over time and the lower height is a nause for trouser blousing.

                              "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 agree. Comfortable but with a few drawbacks. They are not great if you are standing out in the rain(parades,ranges etc). The mesh toe lets in water over time and the lower height is a nause for trouser blousing.
                                Said I'd post a pic if and when I got them

                                So got the GTX version from Bond Safety. Very comfy, but to echo Apod, very low profile so yes, you see a lot of PDF personnel who are wearing them, where their trousers bottoms - sized for previous calf length boots - now have socks visible.

                                Occasionally have same problem myself, when mine ride up.

                                And for sure, as previously mentioned, the commercial version is darker than the issue version...
                                Last edited by Truck Driver; 19 November 2022, 21:53.
                                "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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