View Poll Results: What is your opinion of the wearing of AGC Stable Belt with CS95?
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- 22-07-2004, 22:28 #21
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- Jul 2003
I agree the stable belt worn with C95 looks crap
but most TA dont get any other kit now apart from C95s,
even though i have my own NO2s imm not allowed to wear them
and our corp poilcy is that we have to wear stable belts
but i try to not were it much only on important parades :P
Bring back barrack dress
- 22-07-2004, 22:45 #22
I think stable belt with C95 looks good when worn around barracks. It adds a bit of colour, smartness and identity to an order of dress which otherwise is hard (but not impossible) to look smart in.
But that's where the stable belt belongs - in barracks, on parade. As soon as you step foot into the field, it should come off and the working belt, 58 belt or even the good old plastic belt should go on.'My right wing is penetrated, my left is yielding - the situation is excellent; I am attacking' - Marshal Foch
- 22-07-2004, 23:42 #23
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- Jul 2003
I recently heard that all corps etc will have their own combat indicator sewn onto the right sleeve which will be discrete but big enough to indictae from where you belong...thus removing the need for stable belts. This is of course when in a building and you havent a beret on etc.
This is to be introduced soonest....indeed the Signals are already wearing theirs.
- 26-07-2004, 17:36 #24Originally Posted by ollie
Fully agree with you - people forget "Esprit De Corps" and congratulations on your well earned promotionHappy memories - wish I had left sooner - not!
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- 26-07-2004, 22:30 #25
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- Sep 2003
After the recently released White Paper we should all wear our stable belts at every opportunity. The Regiment is Dead long live the Army.
Personally I believe that we should wear our belts; With the ever decreasing uniforms we should take every opportunity to present our Corps & Regiments.
P.S. For those of you that have mentioned the old Barrack Dress it is not dead, it has just changed its strips. The old and trusted lightweights of my day (putties as well back then) have now been re-classified as Barrack Dress. So get them back out dust off the moth balls and wear them with pride, although they don't quite look the same with Shirt/Officers shirt and brogues, but it makes for a good fancy dress party (and I am being honest here).
- 26-07-2004, 23:11 #26
I was at a recruitment thing recently and an ACIO chap turned up in C95 bottoms, stable belt and a black 'Be the best' polo shirt. He looked awful.
- 28-07-2004, 13:40 #27
Personally I wear my stable belt with pride, it identifies my corps and sets me aside from the RAMC and QARANC muppets that I work with.
I agree that the old barrack dress (green trousers, No.2 Shirts etc) was smarter, but as a member of the TA, we only get CS95 now, I have a set of barrack dress - but am not allowed to wear it.
I also think that the stable belt should ONLY be worn when in barracks, in the field it looks naff, and some of our guys in the gulf wore it with deserts and it looked really cr4p.
To take it a step further, as the current SO is that you may not wear medals with CS95, and we are not allowed to wear anything other than CS95, those of us that went to the gulf last year will not be able to wear our medals on rememberance day.
If they allowed us to wear No.2 Dress, I would buy some, so that I could look smart on parade and represent the army without looking like I should be in a field.
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- 03-08-2004, 12:43 #28
If I can summarise:
1. Wearing of the stable belt reinforces capbadge identity, and is considered a good thing.
2. Point 1 only applies in barracks. Stable belts in the field are a definite no - no.
3. Barrack dress (in barracks) with as many Regimental accoutrements (stable belts, lanyards etc) as you like is a popular idea.
4. Notwithstanding point 1 - the overall concensus is that it looks hideous.
Personally I think CS95 is fine in the field, but should be outlawed in barracks. It looks an absolute bag of sh1te, which I am loathe to see a stable belt tied around the middle of. We are supposed to look smart and soldier-like, not like we have been let out in a rompa suit with a belt of many colours!Plotting World Domination from a G1 Perspective.
- 03-08-2004, 13:24 #29
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- Jul 2004
I agree i am bl##dy proud of my Corp and its achievements and whilst in barracks what's wrong with wearing stable belts. Granted Cbt 95 is not the most smartest of uniforms but it was meant for combat afterall, as for barracks dress not for me chef bring back Light Weights and Shirt Cbt for in camp loafing aboutChunkies Repent !! God is Armoured
- 01-12-2004, 14:22 #30
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- Jan 2004
Re: Stable Belt with Combats?
so we should all go back to Boots DMS and putties oh and for good measure shirts kf