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    Is the current ubacs not FR? If so the clothing people must never look at other mils experience with melt to fit clothing - unbelievable!
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    As I had to google Defender M material, here's what I found,

    http://www.tencate.com/amer/protecti...efender-M.aspx
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    GDR?

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-p...-idUSL2N174033

    The Pentagon said on Friday it awarded $75 million for the creation of an institute organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop high-tech fibers and textiles.

    The Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute will be based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and bring together a consortium of 89 universities, manufacturers and non-profits, the Pentagon said in a news release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    GDR?
    General Duties Rig.squid speak for working dress.
    Infantry Corps - An Lámh Comhrac


    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    General Duties Rig.squid speak for working dress.

    When will they learn proper speakin'?
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    Is the current ubacs not FR? If so the clothing people must never look at other mils experience with melt to fit clothing - unbelievable!
    Are you even remotely surprised?

    I know I'm not, it's almost expected at this stage.

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    Not specifically related to this thread but certainly triggered by it. For the love of god can people please stop using abstract abbreviations....Half of the threads on IMO these days look like a dyslexic spat alphabet soup at a screen. If it's not in the common parlance please provide the full explanation. /rant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman View Post
    Not specifically related to this thread but certainly triggered by it. For the love of god can people please stop using abstract abbreviations....Half of the threads on IMO these days look like a dyslexic spat alphabet soup at a screen. If it's not in the common parlance please provide the full explanation. /rant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    Is the current ubacs not FR? If so the clothing people must never look at other mils experience with melt to fit clothing - unbelievable!
    FR clothing tends to be more expensive so thats probably a factor.Another factor is that by their very design the most flammable part,the breathable core,is under the CBA. That's not by accident and exactly why the sleeves are a different material.


    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman View Post
    Not specifically related to this thread but certainly triggered by it. For the love of god can people please stop using abstract abbreviations....Half of the threads on IMO these days look like a dyslexic spat alphabet soup at a screen. If it's not in the common parlance please provide the full explanation. /rant.
    Irish MILITARY online.The clue is in the middle word.And the Military uses TLA's
    Infantry Corps - An Lámh Comhrac


    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Delighted to see the General Staff have gone back to wearing subdued rank markings on DPM uniform

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmaga...7667850467446/
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Delighted to see the General Staff have gone back to wearing subdued rank markings on DPM uniform

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmaga...7667850467446/
    Until you walk past them thinking they are ORs

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    FR clothing tends to be more expensive so thats probably a factor.Another factor is that by their very design the most flammable part,the breathable core,is under the CBA. That's not by accident and exactly why the sleeves are a different material.


    Irish MILITARY online.The clue is in the middle word.And the Military uses TLA's
    TLA's are great for generally accepted terms. But as per all military communications, the abbreviation if not in common parlance should be spelled out in its first iteration in that communication . People seem to get a kick out of using abstract TLA's without reference around here. On more than one occasion I've put an abbreviation from this site to a group of military minded folk and not one could tell me the meaning. Even with context included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Delighted to see the General Staff have gone back to wearing subdued rank markings on DPM uniform

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfmaga...7667850467446/
    No way! Now you can't observe from the distance.
    "Many a time a man's mouth broke his nose"

    "Don't waste money buying expensive binoculars. Simply stand next to the object you wish to view."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Until you walk past them thinking they are ORs
    Ah Jaysus Dev! Shiny yellow cap badges and use yer feckin eyes...
    Last edited by Truck Driver; 4th May 2016 at 17:26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman
    No way! Now you can't observe from the distance.
    I don't buy that argument. You could apply that to ANY officer in DPM, that being the case. Most other armies in the world would have their Generals in subdued rank markings in DPM - except maybe North Korea!
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    The embroidered cap badge can look strange and a bit like the OR cap badge at a distance.

    Red rank markings - March briskly on a tangent

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    A month for a reply duffer?That must be a SNAFU
    Infantry Corps - An Lámh Comhrac


    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    One of the lads has a nice beard.

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    New combat boots to go on issue next month apparently and they are brown.

    What a time to be alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge Magnet View Post
    New combat boots to go on issue next month apparently and they are brown.

    What a time to be alive.
    Interesting times. They'll have to do mass issue to everyone, sgt majors everywhere will loose the plot of there's a mix of brown and black boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northie View Post
    Interesting times. They'll have to do mass issue to everyone, sgt majors everywhere will loose the plot of there's a mix of brown and black boots.
    Apparently, the black barrack boot will be worn in barracks with the brown combat boots being kept for training/operations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fridge Magnet View Post
    Apparently, the black barrack boot will be worn in barracks with the brown combat boots being kept for training/operations.
    I can see that ending in tears for somebody...
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    If this means that you will now be forced to wear a brown boot on the ground when you have superior black ones in the locker for the sake of uniformity, I will be a very sad panda indeed.
    Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.

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    Excuse for all RDF to be issued Operational Boots? That they then can't wear?!

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    They can wear them(IF FM is correct).On the ground.Which for the RDF would make sense as they would last a lot longer.
    Thats the reason we have a Barrack boot and an operational boot in the first place.The Bk boot is cheaper to replace.The same principle is supposed to apply to us as well.
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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