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#2
Is this a wind up? Whatever, I'm still not going to bite...........
 
#5
The_Scottish_Kid said:
I might be in the wrong bit of the forums Guys, But can someone tell me what the diffrence is btween a Short Back Bergen And A Long Back One?


Thanks,
Chris

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about 2 inches
 
#9
The long back has an integrated sleeping system (sleeping bag etc.)in it.... the short back is for the infantry - its reckoned they're so hard they don't need one.
 
#11
Serious reply.

Both are Infantry Bergans (not to be confused with the other arms "combat handbag") with a capacity of 100 litres. One is meant for people over about (ISTR) 5 ft 8, and is taller but thinner, hence "long back", the other is for shorter people and is shorter and fatter (and easier to stuff an issue gonk sack in), hence "short back". The way to tell the difference is to count the padding panels on the back. ISTR the long one has 4, the short one 3 (I can check this later be counting the number on my long back). As I should reemphasise, both have the same capacity (100 litres).

People are confusing the short back with the other arms Bergan, which has a much reduced capacity (something like 50 litres ISTR, but I've never really carried one).
 
#13
Guys,

Thanks Alot, Very Helpfull In My Opinion :D,


Another question Tho,

I noticed a Picture the other day of a "Full Sergeant" In the House Hold Regiment/ Scots Guards Devision. The SGT had a "Pace" stick with him, I thought the pace stick was for CSM/RSM? Can anyone explain, Or is this a Tradition of the Guards,?
 
#14
Pace stick is used for a purpose.

Serjeants Major will need them quite often, as would the WOII appointed Drill Sjt.

Others (Sjt etc) may be assisting/learning/standing-in.

Was it a long pace stick, or a short one?. Was it definitely a pace stick ?.
 
#17
Come on, you said it was one question, are you taking the pi$$???

BTW international pace stick competitions are only marginally more international than the american football world cup.
 
#18
Fred_Cat said:
Come on, you said it was one question, are you taking the pi$$???

BTW international pace stick competitions are only marginally more international than the american football world cup.
And the Baseball World Series
 

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