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    Without going off too much on a tangent. DF is...

    Without going off too much on a tangent. DF is moving to an Electronic 245B(e245B) Held up by Issues with delays to the setup across the public sector with the Financial Management shared...
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    Nearly half way though January and still nobody...

    Nearly half way though January and still nobody issued. Boots sitting in stores while stores staff wait for a "Letter from J1" to start the process.

    Funny that but didn't the DCoS(SP) already...
  3. Thread: Pilatus PC-9M

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    Any official reason as to why they were omitted??...

    Any official reason as to why they were omitted?? Less visible from below when on a surveillance tasking??


    Couldn't have green Helis doing SAR now could we????:rolleyes:
  4. Thread: Good Kit

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    Nope. Microfleece instead. I bought one a few...

    Nope. Microfleece instead. I bought one a few years back after freezing my nuts off DS'ing a night time RECCE patrol in November.I was too active to wear a Snugpak under my smock (I would have died...
  5. Thread: Nordic Uniform

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    Interesting development.(Not surprised...

    Interesting development.(Not surprised though).Google translate is your friend.
    https://www.tu.no/artikler/kjoper-uniformer-for-flere-milliarder-en-av-dem-var-ikke-vanntett/503729
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    Unit Adjutant of his former unit would be the...

    Unit Adjutant of his former unit would be the best place to start.
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    A thought just struck me.Despite the best efforts...

    A thought just struck me.Despite the best efforts of some, with this move there will still be "Army" DPM moving about the base!!!:-D:-D
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    The rig pictured is a Protac chest rig. The issue...

    The rig pictured is a Protac chest rig. The issue chest rig (which we used overseas from 2003 up to 2007/08) was an IP-DPM( Irish pattern DPM) copy of the British army issue NI Chest rig.There are...
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    Trust me. It is staying. All got to do with the...

    Trust me. It is staying. All got to do with the fact that wool which is inherently Flame resistant.
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    Now look what I have done.:-D Of course the DF...

    Now look what I have done.:-D

    Of course the DF had to find a way to Fcuk up the issuing process.

    I heard today that sizing stencils were supposed to be purchased and issued to units to aid the...
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    1948 pairs of Haix scouts issued to 1 BDE stores...

    1948 pairs of Haix scouts issued to 1 BDE stores by OCES last thursday. Just waiting for the go to issue. C and CS units getting them first. CSS units,HQ and BTC coming after.

    2BDE/DFTC started...
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    Grey/Black Navy Only with SD's for...

    Grey/Black


    Navy


    Only with SD's for those ranks who wear same.


    Normal foul weather suit.
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    Yes. Trials variant was made from normal material...

    Yes. Trials variant was made from normal material to test the cut etc .The issue version is FR throughout. Apparently. (It better be as that was another of the reasons used to justify the move to the...
  14. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    The new shirt is not compatible with body armour...

    The new shirt is not compatible with body armour bar the sleeve pockets.It still retains a traditional shirt collar which is not suited to wear with GSBA and as said it has buttons instead of a zip....
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    The Barrack jacket is being withdrawn because it...

    The Barrack jacket is being withdrawn because it is not flame resistant and cannot be worn below decks. The jumper is being retained because it is made from wool which is and can.
    All this info was...
  16. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    1/ Perhaps because you didn't wear it as much as...

    1/ Perhaps because you didn't wear it as much as someone who wears it everyday???.Trust me. It happened. I used to do the same(smock/t-shirt) when the DPMS first came out.Most of us did. Until we...
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    Just had a look at the documents. No mention of...

    Just had a look at the documents. No mention of the specs for the NSV DPM in the the Navy Uniform lot. I reckon the above clause was invoked to change from the original shirt/trouser specs to the new...
  18. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    There was.On both counts. The material on the...

    There was.On both counts. The material on the collars on the second type(not elvis collar) shirt would wear away over time and the angled chest pockets became redundant once GSBA/battlevest became a...
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    Finally a clear picture of the 2019 shirt in use....

    Finally a clear picture of the 2019 shirt in use. Note the height of the sleeve pockets compared to the 2018 model. Also a prime example in this picture of the different ways badges and flashes are...
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    As you probably know the uniform contracts run in...

    As you probably know the uniform contracts run in three year cycles from time of award of tender. NSV DPM wan't tendered for as part of the operational uniform competition. OGP might have asked TI to...
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    Nope. Seyntex have the Operational uniforms...

    Nope. Seyntex have the Operational uniforms contract. T.I has the ceremonial uniforms contract.
  22. Thread: Army Ranger Wing

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    They did. A few members of the review board were...

    They did. A few members of the review board were Ex unit. You can forget the 416 as the AUG replacement.Too expensive. I would bank on HK pushing the HK433 on us in any competition,they gotta make...
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    You are totally missing the point but in doing so...

    You are totally missing the point but in doing so have betrayed your services main reason fro introducing this new pattern. Corporate identity. Simple as, and a NS dislike of wearing "Army" DPM.NOT...
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    Here's the thing.Most of us will only ever use...

    Here's the thing.Most of us will only ever use those pockets to carry our phone or a notebook.A wallet at most. They are really only replacing the chest pockets that have been omitted on the new...
  25. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Air Corps recruits doing field training. Note the...

    Air Corps recruits doing field training. Note the 2019 pattern DPM shirt with UBACS pockets on both sleeves.

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