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dandc
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Localisation : gateshead
Cap Badge : 15/19H.ARMY AIR CORPS
Places Served : tidworth, fallingbostle, detmold, hongkong, minden
Registration date : 2009-05-22

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 16:13

never seen a black plimsoll at troon,not untill we turned the brown ones we were issued black.
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Shelldrake
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Localisation : Camberley
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 16:21

After we left they had one of each - that confused the PS.
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"john boy"
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Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
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PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 17:04



Now that is what you call bulled boots lol! santa
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PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 17:09

Not bad John Boy. You need to take the laces out and carry on the movement on the "Tongue", then replace the laces with proper leather ones. 8/10 Very Happy Very Happy
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brum
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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: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 17:43

[quote=""john boy
Now that is what you call bulled boots lol! santa [/quote]

Those boots are NOT made for walking !
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Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 17:48

Shelldrake wrote:
Not bad John Boy. You need to take the laces out and carry on the movement on the "Tongue", then replace the laces with proper leather ones. 8/10 Very Happy Very Happy

During my crazy time in Hereford, we were required to roll our spare (leather) laces in a flat coil, iron the coil smooth, then bull it.

No wonder "Ex Boys" had a reputation for being Nutters !

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Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 17:57

I remember bulling my black web belt and anklets in the forlorn hope that it would increase my chance of being selected for "Stickman" on Guard Mounting. Mad Mad
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Les Pattenden
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Number of posts : 473
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Localisation : Hampshire
Cap Badge : RCT
Places Served : Aldershot, Marchwood, Longmoor, Dusseldorf,Munster,Ratingen,Longmoor
Registration date : 2011-11-12

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 18:52

I loved the way we used to patrol with a pickaxe handle, "if you have to use it, hit them across the shoulders" these days I don't think it would have got us far Laughing

Les
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gingerjim
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Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
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PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 19:49

john boy youve got dust on them boots, ginger.
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gingerjim
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PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 19:57

while wasting time at the hook of holland transit camp, some of us decided to walk along the beach , not realising we were wearing our best boots, going back into the camp we were suddenly confronted by two little red monkeys and told to report on c o s orders at 9 next morning for having dirty boots , they were not dirty just the polish was scraped off by the sand and shingle, that afternoon we were told to catch the 7 am train to germany next morning , i often wondered what happened to the little red monkeys looking for us to go in front of the c o , must have been little red faced monkeys , ginger
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Les Pattenden
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PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 20:33

Love the picture of the Best Boots Johnboy, takes me back just looking at them Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   2/12/2011, 20:43

Perfect picture showing the benefits of the stiffer leather sole, not as much of a problem with creasing behind the toecap, unlike the softer rubber sole on the DMS Laughing

Les
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Wilf
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Registration date : 2008-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   3/12/2011, 09:40

Les Pattenden wrote:
For myself it was a candle, spoon and Kiwi
that was in 66 don't know if they found a better way later

Les

We put new boots into a bath of hot water for a few hours to soften them up then packed them with newspaper and left them in the drying room overnight to dry. Then it was as Les described, candle, spoon, Kiwi, duster and water, not spit.
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Les Pattenden
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PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   3/12/2011, 12:53

Yes and of course that was DMS Boots, don't think it would have been the same for the Ammo type boot because of the thick leather sole, polishing of the sole and studs was also eliminated on DMS (just used to polish the arch)

Les
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pinky
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Registration date : 2011-06-23

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   6/12/2011, 00:27

Hi there,
It was with some relief after junior leaders in 1980 that my regt. had best shoes !! Got to love the cavalry.........
atb
pinky
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brum
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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: Best Boots   6/12/2011, 10:42

pinky wrote:
Hi there,
It was with some relief after junior leaders in 1980 that my regt. had best shoes !! Got to love the cavalry.........
atb
pinky
HUSSAR

QOH were the same.

Shoes with No 2 dress.

No belt either.

Very elegant, must've been a Hussar thing ! Cool
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Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   6/12/2011, 11:24

Wouldn't wanting you hurting your feet now, would we? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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Les Pattenden
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Places Served : Aldershot, Marchwood, Longmoor, Dusseldorf,Munster,Ratingen,Longmoor
Registration date : 2011-11-12

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   6/12/2011, 13:52

Did you get little furry insoles for the shoes as well??? Neutral

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brum
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Registration date : 2010-03-02

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   6/12/2011, 16:30

Shelldrake wrote:
Wouldn't wanting you hurting your feet now, would we? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

Cavalry have no need of boots, they are never required to walk anywhere !
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Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   6/12/2011, 16:39

They are issued with one pair of best boots and one pair of slippers! Very Happy
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BobG
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Places Served : Rotenburg, Verden, Liebenau, Hohne, Hamm, Duisburg, Minden, Hannover, Fallingbostal, Kuwait, UK, HK, USA/Can.
Registration date : 2008-02-27

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   6/12/2011, 17:02

When I was with the QOH no one seemed to wear issue boots when deployed on Ex. The fashion seemed to be for anything other than boots DMS, a certain Regt Int WO used to wear highly polished riding boots and breeches, this was probably due to RHQ always managing to avoid the mud on SLA Trg Area when selecting locations.

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Les Pattenden
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Localisation : Hampshire
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Places Served : Aldershot, Marchwood, Longmoor, Dusseldorf,Munster,Ratingen,Longmoor
Registration date : 2011-11-12

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   6/12/2011, 17:50

Well I must say DMS are not what I would call the most comfortable boots, especially when breaking in a new pair bounce

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Cap Badge : 14th/20th Kings Hussars - KRH
Places Served : In BAOR : Hohne,Berlin and Munster.
Registration date : 2011-06-23

PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   6/12/2011, 21:47

Hi there,
Good banter.....
Insoles for shoes.....no need we didn't do much drill or many parades.
Too busy working on our Main Battle Tanks.
atb
pinky
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"john boy"
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PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   8/12/2011, 20:43



The ultimate cavalry boots Very Happy lol!
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Les Pattenden
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PostSubject: Re: Best Boots   8/12/2011, 20:45

They look sooo sweet, hope they are worn with BEST DRESS Laughing

Les
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