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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    Yes the ESS lads and ladies get issued kit
    Do you know why they get it? Or what the DF gets from them?[/QUOTE]

    Have a google of the Employment Support Scheme

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    Does it matter?

    If you are squabbling over the fate of 20 pairs of combat trousers then you probably ought to close up shop - if 'losing' 20 sets of uniform places that much strain on your organisation then you're almost certainly completely combat ineffective and probably ought to to go home and stop wasting everyone's time and money by pretending to exist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ropebag View Post
    Does it matter?

    If you are squabbling over the fate of 20 pairs of combat trousers then you probably ought to close up shop - if 'losing' 20 sets of uniform places that much strain on your organisation then you're almost certainly completely combat ineffective and probably ought to to go home and stop wasting everyone's time and money by pretending to exist...
    ****bag, it does not matter to me at all. I've never heard of the DF using them that's all. On the other hand it seems to have upset you. You have wasted a lot of time researching just how many sets were issued, very little in the greater scheme of things so I wont lose any sleep after last nights shift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by batterysgt View Post
    ****bag, it does not matter to me at all. I've never heard of the DF using them that's all. On the other hand it seems to have upset you. You have wasted a lot of time researching just how many sets were issued, very little in the greater scheme of things so I wont lose any sleep after last nights shift.
    It’s been going on for 3 years

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    Thanks Dev, I took your advice and looked it up last night.

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    Will this Navy rebranding also include a more Naval coloured Steyr than the present Army green .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Naval steyrs will be sea green...
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Will this Navy rebranding also include a more Naval coloured Steyr than the present Army green .

    The BFW are tasked with painting them in the NS DPM colours.

    I also heard the Road Transport fleet will be painting the Minibuses & Midicoaches in that pattern.

    The idea is the push the Corporate Branding as much as possible












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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Will this Navy rebranding also include a more Naval coloured Steyr than the present Army green .
    At least the kids are having a great time. Call me if it gets serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Will this Navy rebranding also include a more Naval coloured Steyr than the present Army green .
    https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...act=mrc&uact=8

    https://cdn10.bigcommerce.com/s-iwa5...00.400.jpg?c=2
    Last edited by Orion; 17th August 2019 at 22:21.

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    Time for another break I think......

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    Fifty shades of grey . God help the bosun .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Fifty shades of grey . God help the bosun .
    Those that follow a tendency of Floccinaucinihilipilification towards matters Naval are having a ball.

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    Rebranding! Great news! Does that extend to more sailors, better pay and better conditions? Wow, so we're actually getting warships!
    Sarsfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    Those that follow a tendency of Floccinaucinihilipilification towards matters Naval are having a ball.
    Hoist that word in signal flags and the ship would be dressed .
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    Those that follow a tendency of Floccinaucinihilipilification towards matters Naval are having a ball.
    I'm just amazed you managed to fit that into a sentence. Do you play scrabble?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laners View Post
    Fifty shades of grey . God help the bosun .
    Do you mean painting it, or with the lash?
    '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 na grohmiti View Post
    I'm just amazed you managed to fit that into a sentence. Do you play scrabble?
    Not really. Was being a bit qabalistic but "mountains out of mole hills" has a similar meaning. The CPO L.O. in Liverpool getting his plaque from OC P64 ,neither impressed me on the quality of their W.D. To be blunt they were rag bags! Something must be done.

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    As a camo, I like it. As a concept, I fking hate it.

    Waste of time and money at best. Waste of life at worst.

    So will there be helmet and armour covers in the NSV-DPM? Bush hats? T-shirts?

    Sorry if this has been discussed btw
    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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    To the best of my knowledge their is going to be full range of kit in NSV-DPM.
    Shirt,trousers,Elmer Fudd hat,Boonie hat,Smock,Waterproofs etc.
    Interestingly the Fleece jacket is being wadied as it is not flame retardant and can't be worn below decks to be replaced by.....The wool Jumper.Thats going to be comfortable when worn over a shirt with a bloody big UBACS pocket on one sleeve.
    Jesus for a service that want's to be soooooooooooooooo different to the Army they even copied our stupid shirt design.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    To the best of my knowledge their is going to be full range of kit in NSV-DPM.
    Shirt,trousers,Elmer Fudd hat,Boonie hat,Smock,Waterproofs etc.
    Interestingly the Fleece jacket is being wadied as it is not flame retardant and can't be worn below decks to be replaced by.....The wool Jumper.Thats going to be comfortable when worn over a shirt with a bloody big UBACS pocket on one sleeve.
    Jesus for a service that want's to be soooooooooooooooo different to the Army they even copied our stupid shirt design.
    ... and the wool jumper is flame retardant?
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    Wool is flame retardant. Always has been. Except for the epaulettes, pocket and pads at elbows and shoulder.
    Last edited by na grohmiti; 21st August 2019 at 07:24.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Wool is flame retardant. Always has been. Except for the epaulettes, pocket and pads at elbows and shoulder.
    Nor does it melt and stick to the body like some synthetic fabrics do when they catch on fire . During the Falklands war the Royal Navy working dress was made from nylon and melted to the skin from heat and flame during attacks, adding to the victims trauma and injuries . Cotton and wool will disintegrate and fall away if it catches on fire .
    Last edited by Laners; 21st August 2019 at 07:39.
    Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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    Thats going to be comfortable when worn over a shirt with a bloody big UBACS pocket on one sleeve.
    Below decks on ships is quite warm and the UBACS T shirt plus shirt would be quite adequate.... or then again if your prone to being cold , ditch the shirt and go for tee shirt and Jumper , leave out the shirt.....but will the jumper be DPM... kinda defeats the porpuse having a navy jumper with DPM trousers... back to the days of 'Bastard rig' army combats in green and blue working dress shirts, used to drive the traditionalists bananas.

    Now picture a time when the particular size required for the rating is not available and hes forced to wear standard working dress when every one else has DPM..or bits there of as we know nothing fits first time.

    This while wrong is going to be comical...
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hptmurphy View Post
    Below decks on ships is quite warm and the UBACS T shirt plus shirt would be quite adequate.... or then again if your prone to being cold , ditch the shirt and go for tee shirt and Jumper , leave out the shirt.....but will the jumper be DPM... kinda defeats the porpuse having a navy jumper with DPM trousers... back to the days of 'Bastard rig' army combats in green and blue working dress shirts, used to drive the traditionalists bananas.

    Now picture a time when the particular size required for the rating is not available and hes forced to wear standard working dress when every one else has DPM..or bits there of as we know nothing fits first time.

    This while wrong is going to be comical...
    Comical. Many years ago Petty Officers uniforms were ordered from two different contractors using similar cloth. Th trousers from one and the jackets from another. The tailors in each cut the cloth differently so that , on parade , in daylight, it looked like the PO's were dressed in sports coats and pants. Civil servants taking the initiative can end up in SNAFU.

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