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    New DPM Jacket

    Was in the Curragh today and saw a cadet class wearing a DPM Jacket,, they looked well but a little to french for me,,ou'd have to look at it twice to see if it was french,,, i THINK its the same material as the wet suit!!! Looked well

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    Quote Originally Posted by riflemangundy View Post
    Was in the Curragh today and saw a cadet class wearing a DPM Jacket,, they looked well but a little to french for me,,ou'd have to look at it twice to see if it was french,,, i THINK its the same material as the wet suit!!! Looked well
    This has been mentined in another thread.
    This item is showerproof, but not waterproof.
    No, it is not French, there is a new garment coming into
    DF service.
    Then again, the one you saw may have been French,
    what with all the foreign students floating about UNTSI lately.

    I have seen it too, and AFAIK, it is still on trial, i.e; there may be
    changes made to it before it goes into widespread service.
    For instance, the one I saw had shoulder epaulettes for rank
    markings, whereas all other DPM garments have chest epaulettes.
    Another point raised was that the pockets are recessed a little far back to be
    readily accessible. This too might change.

    The intention is that this garment will replace the pullover.
    It will also mean the phasing out of the Norwegian shirt and
    the fleece liner for the smock.

    A plain green version will be available to those who are involved in clerical
    work as part of their daily job. Or so someone said on the other thread.
    The Air Corps/Naval Service will probbaly get a blue version.
    Operational PDF units will get the DPM version.

    The fact that it is DPM means that it will be allowed to be worn as an
    outer layer, whereas currently, the regulations forbid the wearing of the
    fleece liner as an outer layer, as it is green. Doesn't stop a lot of people
    though....

    ......... And RDF units will probably get it next century .....
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    And RDF units will probably get it next century .....



    Yeah right your being very optimistic.
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    But all the garments it's replacing will be withdrawn from the RDF though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred the red View Post
    And RDF units will probably get it next century .....

    Yeah right your being very optimistic.
    Past experience - we are still waiting on the wet gear that RDFRA said would be issued to
    those with in excess of 3 years service - something that is badly needed
    And an issue of a boonie hat to RDF recruits would have alleviated the cap badge issue
    in the short term also....

    I can also remember being told by a PDF sergeant (now deceased, RIP) in 1989, that
    the then FCA were getting issued with Working Dress that year. No comms on the
    matter, but we did get issued with the jumper and trousers the following autumn.
    Had to wear the SD No.1 shirt with it in the interim. Got the green working dress
    shirt the following spring.

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    But all the garments it's replacing will be withdrawn from the RDF though!
    Exactly !

    Although word on the street is that the wooly pully is no longer being issued, it is
    still being issued to RDF personnel - a "purge the stocks" scenario, if you like.
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    because they're recruits and know no better
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    Ever try to remain in stores to ensure Recruits get the kit they are supposed to?

    Ever try to measure the speed that stores are locked and sealed after they have been issued with the wrong stuff?


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    the wooly pully stopped being issued over 4 years ago, but you still see them appearing out of nowhere and being issued to recruits. Oh well, better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it (of course, if it's being issued in lieu of a norwegian then questions need to be asked)

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    some prefer the woolly pully tbh. tis better than the green v-neck was anyway.
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    wolly pullys are itchy. The plus side is they're more breathable than norges. Just listen to a certain CQ and do as he believes we should have to for EVERYTHING (including boots and uniforms) and fork out and get something better though. *note heavy sarcasm*
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    Woolly pullies and stores..does my wardrobe count as stores as I still have four of them sealed the bags in the bottom ofv my wardrobe..its great how items once in short supply end up being issued in great quantities after they have been withdrawn from genera issue.

    I have lost count of the number of times I reture the 24bs back to stores..probaly the same set came back to haunt me every time.

    'Oh! its Murphys turn for a set of boots... oh! heres the pair he returned last time' syndrome springs to mind>
    Time for another break I think......

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    24bs are better than magnums . If they're a size 12 I'll take them off your hands [ downside is I can't give you anything back ]
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    Tight git
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    Size twelve..lol merely a below average size eight I fear.
    Time for another break I think......

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    Replacing the norgi

    Heard of a very reliable source that these DPM jackets/Tops are actually replacing the Norweign Shirt!!!!

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    Saw where the brits and the yanks are getting a new issue shirt with normal shirt sleeves and a dryflo torso. These would be great for overseas and get away from having to wear the dpm shirt that sticks to your back after five minutes. It would be a great addition to the clothing scale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog One View Post
    Saw where the brits and the yanks are getting a new issue shirt with normal shirt sleeves and a dryflo torso. These would be great for overseas and get away from having to wear the dpm shirt that sticks to your back after five minutes. It would be a great addition to the clothing scale
    To the best of my knowledge these garments are for operational wear only, only in places like Afghanistan & Iraq and only under body armour.

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    it would be a good idea anyway and it could be only be used for under body armour, over seas
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    The new jacket is good for barracks duties. They do need to move the ranksliders to the chest however.

    What they need to look at now is a replacement for the standard issue smock. The fact that the battlevest is worn over it now makes the front pockets redundant. A new version needs to be put on issue. A roll in hood would be a good addition. Perhaps also some better arm pockets. A removable lining for summer use would save cutting out the lining. (Not that I've ever done that of course )

    Another useful item of kit would be removable knee pads for the trousers for on the ground. Something like these: http://www.asmc.de/en/KSK-field-pant...ear-CCE-p.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog One View Post
    Saw where the brits and the yanks are getting a new issue shirt with normal shirt sleeves and a dryflo torso. These would be great for overseas and get away from having to wear the dpm shirt that sticks to your back after five minutes. It would be a great addition to the clothing scale
    The ARW got an IP-DPM version of the U.BA.C.S that you described made up by Lowe alpine for the Chad deployment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooley View Post
    The new jacket is good for barracks duties. They do need to move the ranksliders to the chest however.

    What they need to look at now is a replacement for the standard issue smock. The fact that the battlevest is worn over it now makes the front pockets redundant. A new version needs to be put on issue. A roll in hood would be a good addition. Perhaps also some better arm pockets. A removable lining for summer use would save cutting out the lining. (Not that I've ever done that of course )

    Another useful item of kit would be removable knee pads for the trousers for on the ground. Something like these: http://www.asmc.de/en/KSK-field-pant...ear-CCE-p.html
    i got two pockets of a pair of combats that were too small and sewedthem into the knee'sof another pair and stuck in a bit if an old kip matt,,worked a charm even when soaked in the river

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    Quote Originally Posted by riflemangundy View Post
    i got two pockets of a pair of combats that were too small and sewedthem into the knee'sof another pair and stuck in a bit if an old kip matt,,worked a charm even when soaked in the river
    Did you sew them down or could you still use them as pockets

    Theres a phot in An Cosantoir of the snipers smock with pockets on the back and arms and epaulettes on the shoulders. Also a nice AUG with rails, short barrel and HUGE scope on top
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooley View Post
    The new jacket is good for barracks duties. They do need to move the ranksliders to the chest however.
    Where is rank worn on them at the moment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    The ARW got an IP-DPM version of the U.BA.C.S that you described made up by Lowe alpine for the Chad deployment.
    And there's attempts being made to get them produced for us regular folk as well :wink:

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