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  1. SAR SAR SAR SAR F***kin SAR. I have said it...

    SAR SAR SAR SAR F***kin SAR. I have said it before and I will say it again.The AC is the Military Air wing of the state and as such needs to be taskable for Military tasks and the few remaining...
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    You could get tubes of the Haix cream from stores...

    You could get tubes of the Haix cream from stores on demand. They had box loads of it.

    I have used Nikwax Nubuck and suede proof on the scouts after washing with Nikwax footwear cleaning gel.
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    Yup. Really gonna put the cat amongst the...

    Yup. Really gonna put the cat amongst the pigeons.

    "Operational use only". So does that include Regimental duties???Especially Stand toos who may have to deploy at short notice? The hotel???
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    Indeed. That settles it so. One pair of boots for...

    Indeed. That settles it so. One pair of boots for the Dropshorts.

    I wonder how long it will take to get us into brown Barracks boots?
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    A thought occurred to me(I know,hold the front...

    A thought occurred to me(I know,hold the front page;). Will the dropshorts and Whingeineers be issued the standard Brown Operational boots AND the Safe toe version they bought?

    Inf, Arty and Cav...
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    PDF Operational units first IE Combat,Combat...

    PDF Operational units first IE Combat,Combat support. Then CSS. Then HQ,Training Units and Installations Eg 1+ 2 BTI. After that one would be fairly certain that should RDF meet the normal criteria...
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    Buddy of mine bought the Black version of the...

    Buddy of mine bought the Black version of the British issue AKU's.(God knows why when he will have less than a years wear out of them when we go brown) Only yesterday he was complaining about how...
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    Why?? I wore them for the Part 3 recently. Way...

    Why?? I wore them for the Part 3 recently. Way lighter and more comfortable than the Old Haix.Sole is thicker than the magnums so if you are walking on gravel etc you don't feel every single stone.
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    Had a look at the DCoS(SP) Letter of Instruction...

    Had a look at the DCoS(SP) Letter of Instruction on the issue of the boots today. Sizing to kick off tomorrow with size rolls returned ASAP. Bulk issues to units commencing on a phased basis with...
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    So was what I said. I reckon the plan has been...

    So was what I said.

    I reckon the plan has been adjusted now that 1BDE stores is shut down.
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    That's at odds with what G4 1BDE have put out....

    That's at odds with what G4 1BDE have put out. 1BDE getting them first. We will have to wait and see. Might have something to do with 1BDE Clothing stores being out of action due to a Covid scare.
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    Jobs for the boys when there is already an...

    Jobs for the boys when there is already an existing RSM in each of Units and also those offices.

    Indeed they do but sometimes a career path can include sideways moves rather than upwards. An...
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    Both the Ceremonial Cane and newly designed...

    Both the Ceremonial Cane and newly designed uniform were in play long before the Pandemic so not a fair assessment.
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    There is a a BDE RSM in the Office of each GoC.An...

    There is a a BDE RSM in the Office of each GoC.An RSM in Ceremonial Branch and ,at present ,an Ad Hoc DF RSM. I would suggest a better way to go would be to have an RDF CS in each of those Offices...
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    Wrong. There is a practical purpose for both. ...

    Wrong. There is a practical purpose for both.

    The idea behind the cane or swagger stick is for indicating faults during inspection.
    It is impolite to point with one's finger.
    Commissioned and...
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    The one word in the Military that makes NCO's...

    The one word in the Military that makes NCO's dicks itch. "Should".

    RDF SHOULD be trained to the same level as PDF. But they are NOT. Simple as. They can't be. Not their fault . It is all about...
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    MOD: Topic gents. Take RDF establishment talk to...

    MOD: Topic gents. Take RDF establishment talk to the "Future of the RDF thread".

    PS: Before we do though:biggrin: Why would you need RDF BSM's when there are no RDF BATTALIONS???????
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    No. Inductees will be issued the last of the...

    No. Inductees will be issued the last of the Black boot stock until it is exhausted. No Operational boots being issued at my call sign at the moment pending the issue of the scouts.
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    1 BDE to be issued the Scouts first.

    1 BDE to be issued the Scouts first.
  20. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Yup. Removable hood is a disaster. Either leave...

    Yup. Removable hood is a disaster. Either leave it stitched on or wear the smock with it removed as in the picture.At least that looks some bit decent. I have seen some people trying to wear the...
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    No thank god. I had SD No1 rank Markings on my...

    No thank god. I had SD No1 rank Markings on my combats when I first started in Uniform.Never made sense.OG uniform with big red and yellow rank on the sleeves.

    The current rank markings are...
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    Better tell the wing so that they are wasting...

    Better tell the wing so that they are wasting their time. They are issued both Hi-viz and subdued IR reflective tricolours. Also the white part of the normal tricolour is visible with the naked eye...
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    Yup. Standardised form.Download an amend as...

    Yup. Standardised form.Download an amend as required.Upload completed form to DF LL Cell. Also there is a clothing and footwear feedback portal on the D ORD page in the DCoS Support section on IKON.
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    Picture??? There were about four or five trial...

    Picture??? There were about four or five trial variants and then two went on issue. The black lining square toed Blackthorn version and the maroon coloured lining, rounded toe Boylan version pictured...
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    Female rep on DFCC lobbied for their removal....

    Female rep on DFCC lobbied for their removal.
    And yes. Recruits/2*'s and RDF do not get issued UBACS so they wear the DPM shirt in the field in warm weather. Not exactly a level playing field. IMHO...
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