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  1. Thread: Nordic Uniform

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    The arse fell out of the DF clothing budget...

    The arse fell out of the DF clothing budget around about the same time,and we have been playing catchup ever since. No way we were ever going into this project as that would have meant spending...
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    To be fair it's one of the ARW's roles. And...

    To be fair it's one of the ARW's roles.

    And while I don't agree with Irish Personnel be they Mil or Civ being put in harms way to bring a traitor home, her child is innocent and deserves better....
  3. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Air Corps recruits. 8704

    Air Corps recruits.

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  4. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Yeah.That's what happens when the needs and wants...

    Yeah.That's what happens when the needs and wants of 7% of the members of an organisation are given precedence over the other 93%.IE the Females.

    Shirt was made "Unisex".Then after some negative...
  5. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    Seek and ye shall find....

    Seek and ye shall find.
    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t12755-2018-pattern-smock

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t12754-2018-pattern-shirt

    (Unless it was pictures of the recruits you were looking...
  6. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    PDF Recruits in Cork wearing a mixture of old and...

    PDF Recruits in Cork wearing a mixture of old and new "smocks".

    Those with the new type "smock" have the hood front velcro closed and the hood hanging down their back similar to the old smock...
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    Interesting video on how the RFT(S) is...

    Interesting video on how the RFT(S) is conducted.
    I reckon with a bit of investment( drag bags etc) this would be a good one for our Infantry units at least....
  8. Thread: Soldier 2017

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    First new smock showed up at my callsign today. I...

    First new smock showed up at my callsign today. I say smock but fit wise it is more like the old combat jacket. They are shorter and more tailored. If you want to be able to get your layers...
  9. 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...
  10. Thread: Soldier 2017

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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.
  11. 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...
  12. 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.

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    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:
  22. 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...
  23. 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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