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    In a world where we are being banjoed with duties and work and low pay the DF responds in 2020, with a global pandemic going with

    Swagger Sticks for BSMs and for the rest of you

    "I know lets get rid of the pockets off the shirts"


    inspired stuff lads
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    Both the Ceremonial Cane and newly designed uniform were in play long before the Pandemic so not a fair assessment.
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    Canes have been in use in the Cadet School for many many decades.

    Cane drill was on the syllabus.

    Invariably, the canes were shorter by the end of each Class as they were just wooden dowels with a 9mm casing on each end and the dowels got broken easily

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    Looks like the lopsided DPM shirt issue has been addressed. Pictures up on social media of Air Corps recruits wearing DPM shirts with UBAC pockets on BOTH sleeves.

    And before someone says it.No.They were not UBACS. Recruits are not scaled for them and UBACS doesn't come with a tricolour stitched on.
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    While that is an improvement why wouldn't they just put it on the blanking panel then it can be standard across multiple items of uniform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smegers View Post
    While that is an improvement why wouldn't they just put it on the blanking panel then it can be standard across multiple items of uniform.
    I like your thinking.And you are right.We should have gone this route from the start.
    I guarantee it's because some high ranker wanted to keep the "smart" look of the old shirt because he liked wearing it.Couldn't have a Field/working Uniform being practical now could we
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    Couldn't have a Field/working Uniform being practical now could we
    your absolutely right, cos taking pockets off them is the way to go for sure. It sounds like I'm sniping here but this is brutally badly thought out every other shirt and tunic has pockets in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Looks like the lopsided DPM shirt issue has been addressed. Pictures up on social media of Air Corps recruits wearing DPM shirts with UBAC pockets on BOTH sleeves.

    And before someone says it.No.They were not UBACS. Recruits are not scaled for them and UBACS doesn't come with a tricolour stitched on.
    Social media? FB, Twitter or Flickr?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Social media? FB, Twitter or Flickr?
    FB. One of the Cosantoir Photographers personal page. Nice gallery of pics. All the Air Corps recruits had new style shirts,smocks and trousers. The rest of us are a miss mash.
    New smock looks really short when worn with CEFO.I can see it riding up when kneeling .No protection on wet ground for your tush.
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    MOD: NSV DPM Posts moved to that thread in the NS section. Please keep this thread to the thread topic.Thanks.
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    Air Corps recruits doing field training. Note the 2019 pattern DPM shirt with UBACS pockets on both sleeves.

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    "105,000 dead. 40,000,000 unemployed. Police murdering African-Americans. You’ve completed you’re mission. You’ve made America great. Now get the f**k out."

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    A long time since I heard of an Air Corps recruit platoon.
    What is the intended contents of these pockets? Good that they are balanced,but they seem a bit balloony.
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    What is the intended contents of these pockets? Good that they are balanced,but they seem a bit balloony.
    Here's the thing.Most of us will only ever use those pockets to carry our phone or a notebook.A wallet at most. They are really only replacing the chest pockets that have been omitted on the new shirts to keep the females happy and to cut costs by buying one "unisex" shirt rather than separate male and female shirts.

    The only people I ever see using them in a tactical training scenario are PDF recruits and RDF. Everyone else has UBACS. Still an improvement on the 2018 shirts though.We went from having three pockets to one and a half Hardly user friendly.

    As for the balloon/batwing pocket effect. The brits found that out the hard way when they introduced the exact same pocket design on the 2011 PCS uniform. Pockets stick out too far when packed out and get caught on webbing etc when donning/doffing. They quickly changed from having a single large piece of velcro under the blanking panel to a "window frame " style strip of velcro which gives the pocket less rigidity. Never work here though. The Army Loooooooooooves its velcro panels. Every shape and size of badge is being worn on UBACS as no clear policy on what to wear(or not) and how to wear it was ever decided on . I have seen tricolours worn on either sleeve(left sleeve people FFS) Rank marking on front of or behind the tricolour. Rank marking on the right sleeve. Badges sewn to the blanking plates(their true purpose) or just velcroed on directly. Zap badges, Sniper badges,PARA wings the list goes on.
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    And I assume this new shirt looks shite on parade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    And I assume this new shirt looks shite on parade?
    Once you iron it flat and sew the corners down it'll be fine on parade....
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Once you iron it flat and sew the corners down it'll be fine on parade....
    So minimising the potential use of the pockets and defeating the whole object

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    So minimising the potential use of the pockets and defeating the whole object
    Now you're gettin it.
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