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    Stocks are already being run down. Not all the recruits at my callsign got the standard Haix operational boots due to shortages and got the off the shelf version instead.Same with the Magnums.
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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".
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    What's the craic with the scale of issue? One or two pairs? Currently wearing mine overseas and I can't see how you could possibly keep a pair parade ready, even with only light barracks use.

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    From what I have been told (and this might be subject to change) it is one pair.
    Thats right.One pair of boots to replace two.
    To do you for everything.

    Who thought that was a good idea????
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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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    Maybe they took "single" boot concept too literally? I mean, should you be lucky you even got a matching pair?
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    Being issued TWO...………………………….singles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    From what I have been told (and this might be subject to change) it is one pair.
    Thats right.One pair of boots to replace two.
    To do you for everything.

    Who thought that was a good idea????
    The heads at the DoD who have one pair of office shoes to do them
    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 Wiggles View Post
    What's the craic with the scale of issue? One or two pairs? Currently wearing mine overseas and I can't see how you could possibly keep a pair parade ready, even with only light barracks use.
    Oh.Forgot to mention.On return home you have to bring them back with you as you ain't getting a second pair. Hope you have been minding them.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Oh.Forgot to mention.On return home you have to bring them back with you as you ain't getting a second pair. Hope you have been minding them.
    As was pointed out on twitter by a clever person, do the mandarins in the DoD function on one pair of shoes for work every day, non stop through the year of their day to day? I doubt it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODIN View Post
    As was pointed out on twitter by a clever person, do the mandarins in the DoD function on one pair of shoes for work every day, non stop through the year of their day to day? I doubt it!
    These are the same incompetent lot that can't even spend all the departments budget.

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