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  1. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    That would be my guess too. I believe they are...

    That would be my guess too. I believe they are being manufactured by Seyntex from an Arktis design(who got the Idea from Crye). I haven't had a chance to examine them but looking at some videos of...
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    "Tactical trousers"(Arktis/Crye style) to begin...

    "Tactical trousers"(Arktis/Crye style) to begin manufacture in Jan 2020.
    Scale of issue still unknown.
  3. Thread: mindless tasks...

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    Scraping paint off copper pipes under sinks with...

    Scraping paint off copper pipes under sinks with coins (no wire wool etc) before brasso'ing them up because we fecked up on Pl Comdrs Saturday morning Inspection.

    A lad having to dig a full size...
  4. Thread: Naval DPM

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    MOD: Don't worry about it. One will do. Thread...

    MOD: Don't worry about it. One will do. Thread closed
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    [QUOTE=A/TEL;470310]Pic 1 is from NS Facebook...

    [QUOTE=A/TEL;470310]Pic 1 is from NS Facebook Page of L.E. James Joyce crew

    Pic 2 received from a colleague.

    8694

    Much as I still have reservations about the need for a bespoke pattern.The...
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    The RN are issued one these for wear under the...

    The RN are issued one these for wear under the PCS "Lightweight Jacket".
    https://www.strikeforcesupplies.co.uk/index.php?method=stock&id=20594
    Kinda like a Norgie but without the roll down...
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    I disagree(but I would). I have seen the pics of...

    I disagree(but I would).
    I have seen the pics of same and think it looks the same as when we had the Jumper.Much smarter than the Bk jacket IMHO,but less practical(no rain protection/pockets etc)....
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    Chuck. Check your PM's for my response to your...

    Chuck. Check your PM's for my response to your points.If I reply here I may as well quit IMO.
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    Ok. Two points. This is a discussion forum.With...

    Ok. Two points. This is a discussion forum.With different sections to deal with different areas of interest and concern to the members here. So whether you like or agree with the tone of my posts on...
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    That's the crux of everything that seems to be...

    That's the crux of everything that seems to be going on RE Kit these days. Cost cutting is the order of the day and damn the wellbeing of the troops.
    I mean the person who thought up the whole...
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    I still can't understand why the elmer fudd hat...

    I still can't understand why the elmer fudd hat is not going to be produced in NSV DPM. Surely that item would benefit those up on deck in cold wet weather?

    Is NS FWG worn ashore for normal...
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    As an aside the Boot tender competition closes...

    As an aside the Boot tender competition closes tommorrow. Let's hope it goes OK this time. Should see the new footwear sometime after 2023 if it does.
    (Going by how long the Updated DPMs are taking...
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    Gotta love that one. Blokes working in Airconed...

    Gotta love that one. Blokes working in Airconed offices get Desert Boots but the lads on Patrols and Duties up in the hills had to wear Black boots. Yup. Good one that.:rolleyes:
  14. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Noticed that too.Modified shirt. She would have...

    Noticed that too.Modified shirt.
    She would have just been better off to just wadi the pockets altogether.Or better still get issued one of the 2018 shirts with no,ahem,"breast" pockets.
    Personally...
  15. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Anyone notice the new shirts being worn in a few...

    Anyone notice the new shirts being worn in a few of the recent DF official photos.Mainly by RDF.
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    There isn't any. As long as they are brown and...

    There isn't any. As long as they are brown and issued they can wear them AFAIK.

    I wonder also if the Drop shorts will be issued both the normal Scouts for day to day use AND the new Safe toes that...
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    Yeah.I saw that too.There were Hi-Res photos from...

    Yeah.I saw that too.There were Hi-Res photos from the EX on IKON. The P.A's were wearing (mostly) the Desert version of the Scouts. Which is odd as I thought they had stopped buying Desert Boots as...
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    Are things really that bad with the clothing...

    Are things really that bad with the clothing budget??How did it get to that point? Even back in the day we were issued two pairs of boots.Even if they were crap.
    If the intention was to save the DF...
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    No. Nikwax Nubuck and suede proof is the new...

    No. Nikwax Nubuck and suede proof is the new Kiwi.
    If you look at the pictures from the latest medal parade in UNDOF you can spot the lads who have wrecked their Scouts by using wax/dubbin!
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    Yup.Brown is what they ordered.Both colours were...

    Yup.Brown is what they ordered.Both colours were trialled but they went with Brown.
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    I would say if you looked for either at the...

    I would say if you looked for either at the moment they would fire them at you as I believe they are clearing the shelves for the new boots.Having said that the tender competition is due to close on...
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    Shouldn't be an issue going forward.The Bks boot...

    Shouldn't be an issue going forward.The Bks boot is gone.As is the current OP boot. So if and RDF member needs boots it will be an issue of Haix Scouts.
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    Both the PDF and RDF are understrength and...

    Both the PDF and RDF are understrength and recruiting can't change that as it stands. 18500 is enough to kit out all who need them as it stands and unless you are suggesting we stop issuing footwear...
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    Another review. ...

    Another review.

    https://www.possibleadventures.com/scout-complete-review
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    Where are you getting that from? 18,500 is enough...

    Where are you getting that from? 18,500 is enough to kit out everyone in the audience by the current combined strength of the Army and AR and have plenty left over.The Artillery are getting a...
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