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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Rank markings were to be sewn onto the sleeves of combats. Reflective for road safety.
    Was referring to the wearing of brassards...
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    What is being worn here?
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    It looks like we are back to wearing a Parade combat jacket. As well as having a Parade smock...New boots look good though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    What is being worn here?
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    It looks like we are back to wearing a Parade combat jacket. As well as having a Parade smock...New boots look good though.
    Open to correction, but that is the new smock, worn with the hoods removed.
    What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODIN View Post
    Open to correction, but that is the new smock, worn with the hoods removed.
    Correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODIN View Post
    Open to correction, but that is the new smock, worn with the hoods removed.
    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 smock with hoods hanging down their backs and other people wearing them with the hood front closure tied around their throats.

    Both look gank.

    New smock will work better with the new body armour system(no hood to get snagged on the Body armour collar) and the sleeve pockets ar a plus. Big flaw is the lack of velcro sleeve panels for interchangable Badging both at home and overseas.
    "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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    Sergeant Major ceremonial canes now on issue.




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    No pace stick?
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    Isn't there still an establishment for one Reserve Sergeant Major? Wondering will he be getting the a cane and training?
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    no BSM currently, surprised they havent' moved the vacancy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODIN View Post
    Isn't there still an establishment for one Reserve Sergeant Major? Wondering will he be getting the a cane and training?
    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    no BSM currently, surprised they havent' moved the vacancy.
    There is

    Vacancy cannot be filled as there is 1 BSM in rank

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    There is

    Vacancy cannot be filled as there is 1 BSM in rank
    Correct...
    But I'd agree with Trellheim's previous suggestion that there should be a RDF Sergeant Major per formation, serving at the Formation HQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Correct...
    But I'd agree with Trellheim's previous suggestion that there should be a RDF Sergeant Major per formation, serving at the Formation HQ
    Last tangent post, but agree with this so much! We went from a time where every FCA/RDF BN had a reserve Sgt Maj, but no RDF officers over the rank of Commandant to five (?) RDF Lt. Cols and one Sgt Maj.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Correct...
    But I'd agree with Trellheim's previous suggestion that there should be a RDF Sergeant Major per formation, serving at the Formation HQ
    Absolutely

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODIN View Post
    Last tangent post, but agree with this so much! We went from a time where every FCA/RDF BN had a reserve Sgt Maj, but no RDF officers over the rank of Commandant to five (?) RDF Lt. Cols and one Sgt Maj.
    Because a few well placed individuals sold out the RDF for person fulfillment - RDF ID cards, Sam Brownes, peaked caps (that didn't last long) and jobs for their friends

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasia View Post
    Because a few well placed individuals sold out the RDF for person fulfillment - RDF ID cards, Sam Brownes, peaked caps (that didn't last long) and jobs for their friends
    Load of bollocks

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

    PS: Before we do though Why would you need RDF BSM's when there are no RDF BATTALIONS???????
    Last edited by apod; 26th September 2020 at 10:40.
    "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    MOD: Topic gents. Take RDF establishment talk to the "Future of the RDF thread".

    PS: Before we do though Why would you need RDF BSM's when there are no RDF BATTALIONS???????
    Same reason you have 5 RDF Lt Cols....
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    No pace stick?
    God help the first one who "misplaces" (ie loses) it!
    '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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    God help the first one who "misplaces" (ie loses) it!
    I'm sure like anything issued, if you are deficient in a kit inspection, you'll probably have to be able to account for it, or else to stump up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    No pace stick?
    No. Only a few individuals I've seen in my time in the DF ever carried one, most had them as family heirlooms, I haven't seen any members of the DF actually using them for the purpose of measuring.

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    Never seen pace stick in the DF . Definite bang of "next door" off them
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    At least a pace stick is practical unlike a swagger stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smegers View Post
    At least a pace stick is practical unlike a swagger stick.
    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 Warrant Officers, being gentlemen carry a stick under their arm to indicate faults in a soldiers dress or deportment during inspection.
    Thus maintaining proper social etiquette and the dignity of both individuals.

    (That and the Fact the Drill looks shit hot on parade. RSM Dunlea used to carry one on Parade when I went through Recruit Training in the old CTD S with Moses and Ben Hur. Always look Gildy as Fcuk)
    "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smegers View Post
    At least a pace stick is practical unlike a swagger stick.
    I certainly wouldn't want to face a German machine gun without mine.
    Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    I'm sure like anything issued, if you are deficient in a kit inspection, you'll probably have to be able to account for it, or else to stump up?
    I was mor thinking about the build-up that it's been given, like having a battalion colours. As well as the cost, the number of beers/shorts that would have the be put behind the mess bar would probably bankrupt the individual!
    '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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