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  • #31
    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
    I still use the removable square that used to be in the bum of the combat smock
    Lost that years ago. Still have the smock 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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    • #32
      Useful in your pack…. Useless in your smock

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      • #33
        What do folks think of the current smock? Have not gotten issued one yet, but still scratch my head as to why the inside of the collar is fleece lined. Looks shite when not fully closed up
        "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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        • #34
          Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
          What do folks think of the current smock? Have not gotten issued one yet, but still scratch my head as to why the inside of the collar is fleece lined. Looks shite when not fully closed up
          Not yet but why can’t they have a tuck away/same as previous hood

          i assume the fleece bit is to prevent irritation?

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          • #35
            Yes for the fleece.....common on a lot of higher quality mountaineering hardshell rain jackets. More comfy against the neck / chin. Particualry if zipper or face material in contact with skin.
            Personally hated the previous hood... was just bulky and uncomfortable when rolled up. Better to have a detachable version. But equally why have a hood? Between neck gaitor/ shemagh/headover (whatever your flavour!) fleeve cap and helmet whats the need? If its lashing rain put on your wet gear and hood up.
            An army is power. Its entire purpose is to coerce others. This power can not be used carelessly or recklessly. This power can do great harm. We have seen more suffering than any man should ever see, and if there is going to be an end to it, it must be an end that justifies the cost. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

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            • #36
              Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post

              The final point is a particular with a Northern Ireland based uniform supplier. I got 2 shirts the same size from them on one occasion. When I laid one on top of the other there was an extra inch of fabric outlining the smaller of the 2. Same goes for hat sizes, I've worn hats at work or in the DF for the bones of 35 years, yet their 59 was too big for me, and their 58 sat too high on my head. If they win the tender the cut and pattern should remain unchanged for the duration of that contract, with no exceptions.
              If memory serves correctly, then the same company were disqualified from the Nordic Combat Uniform trials as their garment failed to meet waterproofing standards after a number of wash cycles.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by northie View Post

                If memory serves correctly, then the same company were disqualified from the Nordic Combat Uniform trials as their garment failed to meet waterproofing standards after a number of wash cycles.
                Two different company's. The one disqualified from the NCU competition used to have the tender for our operational uniform. The other still has the tender for the squids seaweed cam and the current SD tender.
                "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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                • #38
                  D Ord came and presented to RDF ORA officers day saturday last and gave an honest brief with samples . Looks good . That sizing thing "Get measured" I think is a good idea fairy job .... Had to change out too many pieces of kit down the years for people . That's process though - but the uniform looks the right way to go
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                  "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by trellheim View Post
                    D Ord came and presented to RDF ORA officers day saturday last and gave an honest brief with samples . Looks good . That sizing thing "Get measured" I think is a good idea fairy job .... Had to change out too many pieces of kit down the years for people . That's process though - but the uniform looks the right way to go
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                    Why are we again trying to reinvent the wheel when an established international system for Military clothing already exists?
                    What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by ODIN View Post

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                      Why are we again trying to reinvent the wheel when an established international system for Military clothing already exists?
                      We aren’t

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                      • #41
                        SSD piece on new camo

                        Will the NS have to make a new Interior Ministry Camo to keep up?
                        Although the pattern has been kept under wraps, photos have recently been made public of the new Defence Forces camouflage pattern which will soon replace the four-color DPM, in service since 2000. Although called Disruptive Pattern Material, like the old British national pattern, the two patterns don't resemble one another. In Irish, the Defence Forces
                        Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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                        • #42
                          JAY03034 by Óglaigh na hÉireann, on Flickr

                          Anyone care to comment on the guy in the middle?
                          For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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                          • #43
                            That’s a Gen 1 Karcher CBRN suit.
                            Probably part of a Demo for the families on swearing in day at the Robot Factory.
                            "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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                            • #44
                              A certain DFTC based unit have started issuing Seyntex licence made CRYE Mid loft Jackets.

                              The lining is POLARTEC Alpha Direct, Designed as so called "Active insulation". Sweat wicking insulation that doesn't hold water. There s a couple of good videos on Youtube explaining the material.

                              Microfleece lined stand collar. Rollaway hood. Thumb slots in sleeve cuffs. Velcro panels on biceps for badging. Multicam so can be worn as an outer.

                              Tenner on the bet we get something similar as part of DFCCS based on their reports.
                              "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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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by apod View Post
                                That’s a Gen 1 Karcher CBRN suit.
                                Probably part of a Demo for the families on swearing in day at the Robot Factory.
                                A decent suit for its day, but the protection game has moved on. They've been attempting to replace those for a considerable amount of time. Likewise, the FM-12 refurb kicks the can down the road for another few years ref a respirator replacement.

                                Ref the DFCCS, it would appear from the tender documents that the supplier must tender the entire system and one full system is selected. So it might leave it open for further developments to take place later, but it will be "later"

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