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"john boy"
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Number of posts : 939
Age : 54
Localisation : shrewsbury
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Places Served : aldershot/albermarle bks ouston-father LI- gib- berlin NI- lemgo- colchester- shrewsbury-tidworth left82
Registration date : 2010-12-30

PostSubject: mixed dress   14/9/2013, 13:29

Hello guys I'm back after some R & R
well just the other day i was at a local garage and there happened to be a large company from the Royal Irish Regt there fuelling up ready to go down to Brecon when I just happened to notice the foot wear the blokes were wearing about 75% of them had on civilian gortex boots when I asked about this apparently they have been alowed to wear them for about a year as long as they dont have brand names printed on them and they look military its ok .Have any of you chaps heard of this before?Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   14/9/2013, 17:29

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Number of posts : 35
Age : 61
Localisation : Erdington, Birmingham
Cap Badge : RCT(V), RLC(V)
Places Served : Grantham, Long Marston, Bicester, Marchwood and most rail served depots with the TA in BAOR
Registration date : 2010-11-24

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   14/9/2013, 17:50

Yes(ish). Current MTP allows for a range of types of boots. Issue boots may be black or brown and of several makes. I think you select what's best for you. However, as with most young soldiers, they will always want 'something different' as the issue kit 'is not up to it'. This has been going on ever since I have been in the TA. It is tolerated within the hierarchy, but don't ever try to be different on a formal parade. Personally, after 30 years I can't be arsed to buy a pair of boots for £150, when the issue kit are very nice and comfortable.

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Number of posts : 79
Age : 56
Localisation : Leicester
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Tidworth, Sennelarger, Werl, Munsterlager, Catterick, Paderborn, Ripon, Detmold, Marchwood.
Registration date : 2009-02-05

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   14/9/2013, 17:54

During Gulf War 1991 we had not been issued with Desert Boots, so a quick trip to downtown Al Jubayl was called for. We were promised that we would be issued kit, but we left theatre after the war with no kit being issued Sad
During my Bosnia tours, we wee issued with Matterhorn boots as the Boots Combat High were useless against the immense cold.
Looks like the guys have to buy their own kit to ensure that its fit for purpose. Thats defence cutbacks for you.
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 75
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: mixed dress   14/9/2013, 18:03

In, (I think), '77, prior to going on our fourth Op BANNER tour, one our batteries persuaded their BC to allow them to wear Doc Martens instead of Boots, DMS, unthinkable in those days.
Everything went fine while they were tarting around in Tin Town and other Sennelager beauty spots but within a month of landing in NI, the Docs started to fall apart, so it was back to boots and short puttees for them.
They'd had to shell out for the Doc Martens out of their own pockets, we did larf.
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Number of posts : 487
Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   14/9/2013, 18:51

are you geezers telling me todays lads dont wear boots , black , ammunition , for the use of , anymore. wot about gaiters green blancoed for the use of , wot sort of army are we running . it will be no bromide in ones tea next , mein gott . ginger
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2981
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: mixed dress   15/9/2013, 05:55

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are you geezers telling me  todays lads dont wear boots , black , ammunition , for the use of , anymore. wot about gaiters green blancoed for the use of , wot sort of army are we running . it will be no bromide in ones tea next , mein gott . ginger  


Still wearing mine out here in Cyprus, Jim. Boots Ammn, OG Shorts & Shirt are the order of the day for me, I cut a bit of a cult figure out here - the locals point at me and say (In Turkish) "Look at that cult".Cool Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   15/9/2013, 07:32

Your Turkish is not improving then Shelldrake....???:
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steve
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Number of posts : 723
Age : 67
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   15/9/2013, 10:09

brum wrote:
In, (I think), '77, prior to going on our fourth Op BANNER tour, one our batteries persuaded their BC to allow them to wear Doc Martens instead of Boots, DMS, unthinkable in those days.
Everything went fine while they were tarting around in Tin Town and other Sennelager beauty spots but within a month of landing in NI, the Docs started to fall apart, so it was back to boots and short puttees for them.
They'd had to shell out for the Doc Martens out of their own pockets, we did larf.
For a Op Banner infantry tour in 1978 we were issued patrol boots, cannot remember the exact term and allowed to wear them on our return to Iserlohn, most quickly fell apart but for some reason mine were OK until posted to UK late 1979
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Number of posts : 2808
Age : 75
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: mixed dress   15/9/2013, 12:47

[quote="Shelldrake

Still wearing mine out here in Cyprus, Jim.   Boots Ammn, OG Shorts & Shirt are the order of the day for me, I cut a bit of a cult figure out here - the locals point at me and say (In Turkish) "Look at that cult".Cool Cool [/quote]
"OG" ?

KD in my day, old chap.
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Eric England
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Number of posts : 232
Age : 64
Localisation : China
Cap Badge : REME 1972 - 1984
Places Served : Arborfield, Deepcut Camberley 25 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 4 Lt Regt Catterick/NI, 655 Sqn AAC Detmold, QRIH Padderbon, 9/12 Lancers Muenster, 655 Tank Tptr Sqn Fallingbostel, HQ REME 3rd Armd Div Korbecke, SEE Arborfield, HQ REME Trg Center Arborfield.
Registration date : 2013-04-22

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   15/9/2013, 13:12

brum wrote:
In, (I think), '77, prior to going on our fourth Op BANNER tour, one our batteries persuaded their BC to allow them to wear Doc Martens instead of Boots, DMS, unthinkable in those days.
Everything went fine while they were tarting around in Tin Town and other Sennelager beauty spots but within a month of landing in NI, the Docs started to fall apart, so it was back to boots and short puttees for them.
They'd had to shell out for the Doc Martens out of their own pockets, we did larf.
In 79 most of the guys on my senior military course wore Doc Martens but they were only good for the duration of the course, not much use after that.
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PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   15/9/2013, 13:19

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OG Shorts & Shirt in Cyprus
When did this happen?
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Number of posts : 723
Age : 67
Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   15/9/2013, 14:36

Back in 1970 on strat reserve got issued KD/OG/passport for the first time...worn OG in Cyprus and RAF Gan...seem to remember KD was for the desert...but could be wrong
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PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   15/9/2013, 15:25

When were you on Gan Steve?
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Number of posts : 723
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Localisation : near Cuxhaven
Cap Badge : Royal Signals + Royal Engineers
Places Served : Verden-Aller + Willich + Iserlohn + Hameln
Registration date : 2010-02-14

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   15/9/2013, 17:06

D13 det from 14 Sigs Worcester mid/late 70s...22 hours to get there in a Herc C130 and 10 days to get back stopping at RAF Muharraq (Bahrain) and RAF Akrotiri (Cyprus) due to a broken aircraft...also got my knees brown in Kenya with the REs early 1980 wearing OGs...
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PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   15/9/2013, 18:39

I was long gone by then
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gingerjim
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Cap Badge : raoc
Places Served : blackdown brackley , belgium . viersen
Registration date : 2011-03-21

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   15/9/2013, 18:53

anybody remember the old woollen army gray socks , them old ammo boots did narf give then hell . used to sit for hours wiv my housewife on me little bed kipping for the use of , darning the bloody fings , ginger
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Let Gen
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Number of posts : 1017
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   16/9/2013, 04:30

We had a pair of jungle boots issued in Cyprus. Never did figure out why. Also two pair of wierd slacks and 2 pair of Forest Green shorts with the appropiat knee socks. Got a picture of me in them some where. They were ideal for Cyprus summer.Also a helmet with no liner. 1 Flak vest.

In Egypt it was two pair of Indian Bush uniforms.
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Shelldrake
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Number of posts : 2981
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: mixed dress   16/9/2013, 06:17

Gordon. wrote:
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OG Shorts & Shirt in Cyprus
When did this happen?

On the 27th of August when I brought them with me, kept them from when I was issued with them in Belize - excellent for these damn hot Summers!drunken drunken 
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PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   16/9/2013, 07:17

You still got the insignia on the shirts????Rolling Eyes 
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Number of posts : 2981
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: mixed dress   16/9/2013, 07:31

How very dare you!!! I wear a wristband, Sniff.............................Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes 
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ciphers
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Number of posts : 948
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   16/9/2013, 14:39

Most patients do !!!

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Number of posts : 948
Age : 83
Localisation : Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada V2S 7C5
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Catterick (1951) - BAOR (1952 -1954)-(Herford - Bunde - Munster) - Japan (Kure) - Korea (Pusan - Seoul) - Cyprus (Nicosia) - Suez Op (1st Guards Brigade) - UK (63 Sigs Regt TA, Southampton)
Registration date : 2008-06-30

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   16/9/2013, 15:41

HEY !!! LOOK ... I'm a 2 Star ... that snuck up on me ..

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Number of posts : 1017
Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16

PostSubject: Re: mixed dress   16/9/2013, 18:54

ciphers wrote:
HEY !!! LOOK  ... I'm a 2 Star  ... that snuck up on me ..

Len (Ciphers)
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