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2nd hand kit

#1
Hi,
Does anyone know where I can get hold of 2nd hand ladies' No2 uniform or mess dress?
I'm an RAMC medical cadet, but training with the TA - and I'm going to need both numerous times over the next 5 years, and I don't want to be fannying about trying to hire kit from Keogh every time. We don't get the allowance for kit until we actually go to Sandhurst, and I really can't afford to buy new.
I've had a good look to see if this question's already been asked, but apologies if I'm just being thick & have missed it. Not much luck on google/ebay either.
Any help much appreciated!
 
#2
Having seen the ladies Mess dress, I would plead the poverty card and go Black-tie-equivalent for as long as possible!! As a cadet (albeit not also with the TA) the requirement for either has been nil to date.
As a female, I guess the potential used uniform pool is relatively shallow.
I believe Service dress is to be issued as of ~Sept 07. Again, hang on.
 
#3
Wyvern

go to your TA QM Dept - get them to give youo the phone number for Col (Retd) Jones at Keogh. He runs the 2nd Hand Uniform shop (little portacabin round the back)

or phone the AMS museum - they'll have the number too.

He only works a couple of days a week
 
#5
I've tried ringing the AMS museum, but it just gives a fax tone. I'll check the number and try again though.

Don't think my QM will be able to help - I train with the yeomanry, and the local fd hosp doesn't seem to 'do' No2s - where as the cav, being the cav, are pretty keen on shiny things like that!

Thanks for help, will either let yous know how it goes or come back begging for more ideas!
 
#8
one word people - PRIDE


Im not in work until next week Wyv, ive got his number in my work diary - Ill post it on here next tuesday

If you telephone your nearest TA AMS unit - they may have uniforms that have been left by retiring members - the money raised goes to the Museum usually
 
#9
Cheers,BP2-0... will chase the TA AMS idea.

Apart from pride, white mouse & co, there's also the fact that I don't fancy looking like a kn0b in C95 when everyone else is in No2s... I stick out enough being RAMC and female, dropped standards aren't going to help anything.
 
#12
Sorry FF - promoting the old goat!

I know why his cabins are full of uniforms - some Doctor was on the phone to him the last time I has there...


... got more of a hard-time than a hard sell
 
#16
Couple more quick questions (I haven't been able to ring Maj Jones yet as I've been too busy at uni) - but can the uniforms be sent out in the post if you send measurements or do you have to go down in person? And does anyone have any idea of the costs of hiring the uniform? PM me answers if more appropriate! Ta very muchly!
 
#17
Wyvern said:
Hi,
Does anyone know where I can get hold of 2nd hand ladies' No2 uniform or mess dress?
I'm an RAMC medical cadet, but training with the TA - and I'm going to need both numerous times over the next 5 years, and I don't want to be fannying about trying to hire kit from Keogh every time. We don't get the allowance for kit until we actually go to Sandhurst, and I really can't afford to buy new.
I've had a good look to see if this question's already been asked, but apologies if I'm just being thick & have missed it. Not much luck on google/ebay either.
Any help much appreciated!
Clothing store at AMSTC hold a shit load of stuff. Give them a call. They never use them and I'm sure would be happy for something, anything to do.
 
#18
gooseman said:
Bedpan2zero said:
Wyv

Maj Jones is available on Aldershot Mil 94222 - 5239

sorry - i dont have the civilian code, but im sure some kind person will pop up with it
Op sec bedpan, op sec :wink:
OP sec my ARR$$e - Maj Jones was Pte Jones Home Guard, last time he was on ops was against the fuzzy-wuzzys!

Wyv

Maj Jones collection is all uniforms from former serving members - he may have something to fit, but will probably need tailoring.

The only uniform you can hire is No 1's from QM Dept at Keogh.


OP sec, pfffff
 

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