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jim
Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   21/2/2011, 10:48

steve jones wrote:
I had a tank suit that I wore on my civvie motor bike. Rode from Bracknel to Munster one very cold winter. Nylon under clothes, track suit, waterproofs, leather jacket and the tank suit on top. Inner silk gloves, gauntlets and waterproof over mits, silk helmet liner and a full face and i froze my arse off. had to stop at every service station to warm up. Had to use the hand dryer to get enough feeling in my hands to be able to undo the helmet strap. boy we were young and stupid once.

Rather you than me Steve
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Dolmetscher
WOI
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Number of posts : 130
Age : 83
Localisation : Bedfordshire
Cap Badge : RAPC
Places Served : Devizes, HMS Ariel, Winchester, Mönchen-gladbach, Osnabrück, N. Ireland, Ashton-u-Lyne
Registration date : 2010-11-07

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   21/2/2011, 11:46

If the army taught me anything, it was the art of keeping warm. Still wear long johns. (Reminds me, must get them laundered) Very Happy
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brum
FM
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   21/2/2011, 13:32

Teabag wrote:
One thing I never liked was the smell of damp, grotty sleeping bags. Air them all you like but it was still there.

Our sleeping bags came from a sort of central pool in the 70s, all the units in the area used the same ones. They used to stink of rancid sweaty bodies and cheesy feet.

I was issued one once and without thinking, I threw it into the wagon with the rest of my kit. Getting into it at Reinsehlen I found that it had been made for Ronnie Corbett and only came up to my armpits. I never made THAT mistake again ! No
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jerry
WOI
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Number of posts : 186
Age : 76
Localisation : Abergele
Cap Badge : RASC/RCT
Places Served : Dortmund/Hameln/ Malaya FARELF Marchwood Aldershot Yeovil
Registration date : 2008-10-04

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   21/2/2011, 15:18

Dolmetscher wrote:
If the army taught me anything, it was the art of keeping warm. Still wear long johns. (Reminds me, must get them laundered) Very Happy
Every six months whether they need it or not !!!! Cool


Last edited by jerry on 21/2/2011, 15:19; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : spelling again !!!)
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Goldmohur
WOII
WOII


Number of posts : 93
Age : 76
Localisation : Doncaster
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Gutersloh, Duisburg, Bracht, Rheindahlen. Also Non BAOR, Blackdown, Corsham. Shoeburyness, Ty Croes, Aden, Bicester.
Registration date : 2007-03-10

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   21/2/2011, 15:49

Cor, yes I remember the blanket roll taken from your bed, and the hard floors or ground upon which we tried to snatch short spells of sleep, not to mention the wet bivvies and cam nets plus incessant rain
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 55
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   21/2/2011, 18:57

Dolmetscher wrote:
If the army taught me anything, it was the art of keeping warm. Still wear long johns. (Reminds me, must get them laundered) Very Happy
are they of the army type"with hole in back..........for the use of!!!!? lol!
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Geeneff
Cpl
Cpl


Number of posts : 11
Age : 62
Localisation : Staffordshire
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Aldershot, Catterick, York, Blandford, PJHQ Northwood, Stafford, Corsham, Londonderry, Episkopi, Fort Bragg NC, Celle, Herford, Osnabruck, Krefeld, Lippstadt, Elmpt, Sarajevo, Saudi, Namibia, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2011-02-13

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   21/2/2011, 19:22

Don't know what era you lot come from. I'm used to a sleeping system with stuff sack on an American camp bed with liner and Goretex outer. Also a supplementary lightweight gonkbag for when the evenings get a tad too warm Very Happy
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2998
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   21/2/2011, 20:02

I'm from the "Needing them, not feeding them" generation". Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Teabag
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Number of posts : 960
Age : 67
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   21/2/2011, 21:12

brum wrote:
Teabag wrote:
One thing I never liked was the smell of damp, grotty sleeping bags. Air them all you like but it was still there.

Our sleeping bags came from a sort of central pool in the 70s, all the units in the area used the same ones. They used to stink of rancid sweaty bodies and cheesy feet.

I was issued one once and without thinking, I threw it into the wagon with the rest of my kit. Getting into it at Reinsehlen I found that it had been made for Ronnie Corbett and only came up to my armpits. I never made THAT mistake again ! No

Wondered what had happened to mine! Laughing
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jim
Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1291
Localisation : Sutton Coldfield
Cap Badge : RAOC
Places Served : Dad, Hamburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Iserlohn, Bury, Osnabruck, Worcester. Me Detmold, Bielefeld, NI, HK
Registration date : 2008-01-03

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   22/2/2011, 09:38

Geeneff wrote:
Don't know what era you lot come from. I'm used to a sleeping system with stuff sack on an American camp bed with liner and Goretex outer. Also a supplementary lightweight gonkbag for when the evenings get a tad too warm Very Happy

I wish!!

I did have a bundeswehr parka, not sure where I got it from, probably 21 Panzer at Augustdorf, now that was a great bit of kit. Had to unstich the "Fahne" though. Smile
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Themaadone
Maj
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Number of posts : 270
Localisation : Near London
Cap Badge : RAOC/RLC/AGC
Places Served : Bielefeld, Guetersloh, Viersen, Bracht, Falklands, Aldershot, Leconsfield, NI, Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2010-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   23/2/2011, 12:06

Lightweight sleeping systems on tick for Belize, Afghanistan, Kuwait, great piece of kit. The Northern Europe sleeper was brilliant with the Gore Tex outer bag which could be used as a Bivi Bag.

The buying of your own kit was the main issue we had. The hierarchy came to realise that we fought (trained) better with better personal kit and it was tolerated, if not per individual unit accepted, that we bought, wore and maintained our own kit.

I started off with German Para Boots and a German sleeping bag which had arms! and a flap which you could flip up the lower half so very warm when in the gun pit...

I ended up buying all sorts. Chest Rigs as in the back of a 432/warrior/saxon sitting on pouches is a touch uncomfortable. Mini binoculars, model kit, knifes, cooker, torches, cam cream (I used good stuff or else I looked like a spotty teen), bergan (prior to PLCE), 5 litre watter bladder.

Issue kit was ok but left a lot to be desired...
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Shelldrake
FM
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Number of posts : 2998
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   23/2/2011, 12:16

I bought a Battery Scarf once, it was deducted from my pay in instalments over a period! Sad Sad
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alan8376
Lt Col
Lt Col


Number of posts : 398
Age : 69
Localisation : Norfolk, UK
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Carlisle AAS, Aden, Hildesheim, Bordon, Fallingbostel, Dover, NI Tours, Osnabruck, Herford, Muenster, UN Nicosia, SBA Dhekellia Cyprus x2, Waterbeach, Civi Street 1988. Retired from VOSA 2007.
Registration date : 2009-07-28

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   23/2/2011, 12:17

Did you ever find a better tin opener than the ubiquitous one from Compo packs? They take some beating!
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Dolmetscher
WOI
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Number of posts : 130
Age : 83
Localisation : Bedfordshire
Cap Badge : RAPC
Places Served : Devizes, HMS Ariel, Winchester, Mönchen-gladbach, Osnabrück, N. Ireland, Ashton-u-Lyne
Registration date : 2010-11-07

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   23/2/2011, 13:07

They still issued hob-nail boots when I was serving. Also, the wonderful green underpants. Smile
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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   23/2/2011, 13:29

alan8376 wrote:
Did you ever find a better tin opener than the ubiquitous one from Compo packs? They take some beating!

Good point !

I think the Swiss Army knife has a better one though.
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brum
FM
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   23/2/2011, 13:31

Dolmetscher wrote:
Also, the wonderful green underpants. Smile

Ah yes, "Drawers, Drac" ! alien
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brum
FM
FM


Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   23/2/2011, 13:37

Shelldrake wrote:
I bought a Battery Scarf once, it was deducted from my pay in instalments over a period! Sad Sad

We too had Battery scarves inflicted on us. Bloody daft Yank idea.

I still have a stable belt from my "N" Battery (The Eagle Troop) days, purchased from the PRI.

QOH take the prize for cheek though. Cpls and above had to wear a metal cypher badge, above the chevrons on No 2 dress, which we had to pay for out of our own pockets. Suspect
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Teabag
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Number of posts : 960
Age : 67
Localisation : Merseyside
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Wildenrath Detmold
Registration date : 2008-10-30

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   23/2/2011, 14:03

alan8376 wrote:
Did you ever find a better tin opener than the ubiquitous one from Compo packs? They take some beating!

Still carry one in my wallet and it is over 30 years old. Never heard of scarves but we had cravats at 2 Sqn 21st Signal Regt. Blue with red hands on them. Of course I wish to buy one SSM!

I'm in the red hand gang!
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reg
Sgt
Sgt


Number of posts : 26
Age : 69
Localisation : leicestershire
Cap Badge : royal signals
Places Served : 11sigs,8sigs & 22sigs, 7th battalion r.anglian.r.ta,9/12 lancers army cadets
Registration date : 2009-01-13

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   23/2/2011, 18:26

the battery scarfs............are they duracell or eveready?

reg
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brum
FM
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 76
Localisation : Sandbach Cheshire
Cap Badge : RA/QOH
Places Served : JLRRA (Hereford) Nienburg Paderborn Colchester Munster Maresfield (Cyprus) Hohne Hemer Op Banner x4 Woolwich
Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   23/2/2011, 19:36

reg wrote:
the battery scarfs............are they duracell or eveready?

reg

BOOM BOOM tish!
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steve jones
Capt
Capt


Number of posts : 210
Age : 65
Localisation : Christchurch, NZ
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : AAC Carlisle, Bielefeld, Werl, Munster, Arborfield
Registration date : 2008-04-08

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   23/2/2011, 21:37

My daughter is in the NZ army TF, and they still get issued the same tin openers and hexi burners as we did. She had some ration packs at home and fed everyone during the recent disaster from rat packs cooked on a hexi burner.
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reg
Sgt
Sgt


Number of posts : 26
Age : 69
Localisation : leicestershire
Cap Badge : royal signals
Places Served : 11sigs,8sigs & 22sigs, 7th battalion r.anglian.r.ta,9/12 lancers army cadets
Registration date : 2009-01-13

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   25/2/2011, 17:59

How about the izal toilet paper we had in barracks.......so smooth & soft..Hmmmm.


reg
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"john boy"
Maj Gen
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 55
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   25/2/2011, 18:10

reg wrote:
How about the izal toilet paper we had in barracks.......so smooth & soft..Hmmmm.


reg
what do you think us slop jockeys used for grease proof paper YUM YUM........................ lol!
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Themaadone
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Number of posts : 270
Localisation : Near London
Cap Badge : RAOC/RLC/AGC
Places Served : Bielefeld, Guetersloh, Viersen, Bracht, Falklands, Aldershot, Leconsfield, NI, Rwanda, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan
Registration date : 2010-09-02

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   25/2/2011, 18:56

That stuff was bloody awful. I'm sorry for being so graphic but... when arse was wiped, that stuff just smeared the shite everywhere. I t was T O R T U R E
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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 55
Localisation : shrewsbury
Cap Badge : acc
Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: Re: Clothing and Equipment   25/2/2011, 19:32

Themaadone wrote:
That stuff was bloody awful. I'm sorry for being so graphic but... when arse was wiped, that stuff just smeared the shite everywhere. I t was T O R T U R E
yeah gave a whole knew meaning to the word SKIDMARK.............. lol!
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