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    This is a total "I am jealous" post, but damn, the 2CAV uniforms for presidential escort is by far the best looking uniform in the DF.

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

  • #2
    Originally posted by ODIN View Post

    This is a total "I am jealous" post, but damn, the 2CAV uniforms for presidential escort is by far the best looking uniform in the DF.

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    Just more boot to polish

    looks deadly in fairness and a number of RDF get to wear it in role too

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    • #3
      Whatever happened to the proposed new Enlisted Service Dress with the standing collar from around 2016?
      It was the year of fire...the year of destruction...the year we took back what was ours.
      It was the year of rebirth...the year of great sadness...the year of pain...and the year of joy.
      It was a new age...It was the end of history.
      It was the year everything changed.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by CTU View Post
        Whatever happened to the proposed new Enlisted Service Dress with the standing collar from around 2016?
        The Band changed their uniform around the same time, and it never went further. I would, personally love to see the end of the beige shirt in all forms.
        For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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        • #5
          Jackboots?! I despair...you wonder what the DF budget is being wasted on and now you know.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
            Jackboots?! I despair...you wonder what the DF budget is being wasted on and now you know.
            They are motorcycle boots, and they are PPE.
            For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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            • #7
              Who are you trying to kid? You know perfectly well that their function as PPE, motorcycle, wearing, boots, pair, for the use of, is entirely secondary to their use in this picture. It has more to do with Cav vanity and desire not to seen as mere Infantry, or, God forbid, Air Corps. I know you are a biker of many years standing and you would not dare turn out for a run with your mates wearing these, unless you were a ChiPs Walt. And as for the Glengarries.....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
                And as for the Glengarries.....
                Them's fighting words!!!
                What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
                  Who are you trying to kid? You know perfectly well that their function as PPE, motorcycle, wearing, boots, pair, for the use of, is entirely secondary to their use in this picture. It has more to do with Cav vanity and desire not to seen as mere Infantry, or, God forbid, Air Corps. I know you are a biker of many years standing and you would not dare turn out for a run with your mates wearing these, unless you were a ChiPs Walt. And as for the Glengarries.....
                  WRT PPE not sure about the No1s but the DPM motorbike PPE has lots of Kevlar type material in it (or at least it used to)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ODIN View Post

                    Them's fighting words!!!
                    I dont mind them wearing the Glengarry, it's just the moulding and ironing, as if it were a beret. You know, the habit of rolling the beret down over the eye and to allow the capbadge to migrate around towards the ear.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
                      Who are you trying to kid? You know perfectly well that their function as PPE, motorcycle, wearing, boots, pair, for the use of, is entirely secondary to their use in this picture. It has more to do with Cav vanity and desire not to seen as mere Infantry, or, God forbid, Air Corps. I know you are a biker of many years standing and you would not dare turn out for a run with your mates wearing these, unless you were a ChiPs Walt. And as for the Glengarries.....
                      If I could afford them, I would. The Modern shin height boots caused permament damage to the skin on my shins, and am permanently scarred as a result. I'm done with biking now, in any case, so that discussion is moot.
                      I still have my old pair of FT boots of that pattern, as worn by Gardai until the Daytona boots came along. They Are much more comfortable to wear than the modern counterpart. Particularly if you have to walk any more than 50m.
                      For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post

                        I dont mind them wearing the Glengarry, it's just the moulding and ironing, as if it were a beret. You know, the habit of rolling the beret down over the eye and to allow the capbadge to migrate around towards the ear.
                        Why have you a problem with how headgear is worn by a branch of the defence forces you weren't in? What about tne NS cap? Is it not worn at a jaunty enough angle for you?
                        For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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                        • #13
                          Why? because modifying Service headwear by ironing it or moulding it is more of a fashion statement/ trying to look cool or edgy/ passive-aggressive bullying (if you don't wear your hat OUR way, you're not "in")/ perpetuates pointless inter-service rivalry/ encourages the worst kind of petty bullshit that drives people out of the DF and also has consequences. My personal favourites are the Depot Corporals who sewed in a seam on their OG combat trousers, which pulled them tight and this had unfortunate consequences when they got wet in the Glen. Ally? yeah. Stupid? Very. Also, the aircrew (pilot and crewmen) who served on the Alouettes and decided to put their own badges on the flying helmets and wondered why the protective coating began to come off. Embarrassed faces all round when the helmets have to go back to the UK to be reprotected. As for sailor's caps, they are virtually unmodifiable and they utterly define the wearer as a sailor and have done for decades. Instant product recognition, you might say. No need for tweaking or altering shapes or messing with stitching. I get why the Cav want their own identity, distinct from the Infantry, but generating seperate kinds of Mess Dress or No1s, for no real need, strikes me as kind of pointless. There are more important things to spend money on.

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                          • #14
                            Enlisted SDs are being reviewed at present. On a side note the business case for peaked caps instead of Glengarries for AR Officers has been shot down.
                            "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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by apod View Post
                              Enlisted SDs are being reviewed at present. On a side note the business case for peaked caps instead of Glengarries for AR Officers has been shot down.
                              Can’t understand what the big issue is

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