Afgan fun

#1
Apparently it's shirts tucked in and issue sunglasses only for the boys of 16 Sigs out in sunny Afgan' (47 degrees). Is someone with a stick getting bored?
 
#2
Thats a load of crap they should be allowed to wear t shirts theres no room for bullshit on an operational tour i thinks someone is getting bored and should shove his stick where the sun don't shine.
 
#4
Completely valid points lads, I suggest you put grievences down in writing and give them to the relevant stick man or you could....stop fcuking winging and get on with it.
 
#5
Bravo2nothing said:
Completely valid points lads, I suggest you put grievences down in writing and give them to the relevant stick man or you could....stop fcuking winging and get on with it.
Yeah, 'cos that'll help drag the Royal Corps into the late 20th Century, right? Unnecessary discomfort is not a virtue.
 
#7
Met the CO 16 Sigs Recently struck me as being mad as a bottle of chips. As for the shirts tucked in can't see big deal and at least you have issue sunglasses more than we had on TELIC 1.

If it is such a big deal as has already been stated say something through the chain of command. If it you don't like it that much you can take your complaint as high as you like if you can't get a satisfactory answer. As much we all know alot of CO's and RSM's read this site but i'm sure they have better things to do on ops than go looking for your whinges on the web.
 
#9
Wow, do you really think hes going to charge you? Happened with us in the sand pit however when people started getting prickly heat around the waist it soon got changed, wouldnt exactly have kittens over it.
 
#11
I know both the CO and the Badge at 16. The CO was my troopie when he was a subby and was an utter arrse then. I met him once since and saw nothing to change my opinion. I served with the badge when we were both seniors and he is a solid fellow, who I always had a lot of time for. If you have a problem, speak to your troop staffie in the first instance and then maybe the SSM. The worst thing they could do is tell you to get back in your fcuking box. Plus I have heard that the new issue sunnies aren't as bad as the old ones. On Telic we were allowed to wear what we liked, within reason.
 
#13
Yes. Evidently if the ambient temp is above a certain figure (25degC?) You are supposed to wear the shirt outside the trousers, ala the Sepo's. But it looks bone. The stable belt with shirt tucked in looks smart and that is the reason why. I have just heard from an alternative source that a member of 2 Sigs was whining because he had to wear his headdress outside, and didn't before 16 got there. Well he should get a grip, and stop acting like a blue job.
 
#14
I was recently on a Telic tour and we could wear our shirts out unless you were in the HQ which was airconditioned anyway.
Seems to have been a good compromise. :)
 
#15
the_guru said:
Yes. Evidently if the ambient temp is above a certain figure (25degC?) You are supposed to wear the shirt outside the trousers, ala the Sepo's. But it looks bone. The stable belt with shirt tucked in looks smart and that is the reason why. I have just heard from an alternative source that a member of 2 Sigs was whining because he had to wear his headdress outside, and didn't before 16 got there. Well he should get a grip, and stop acting like a blue job.
looking good instead of looking practical?! its hot, free flowing clothes allows the body to circulate air. if your primary concern is making things look smart then dress all the lads up in ceremonial rig and paint some stones in regt/corps/pretty colours.

you think like a royal signals officer. far too much time making things look tidy and less time making things practical
 
#16
Quality!

Look, if the chain of command won't listen to you (and I have no idea where you fit into the chain of command, but from the tone of your post my guess is LCpl -Sig), and conditions are truly horrendous, things will sort themselves out.

To use the example given by reebrov, on Agricola in 99, about 60% of 204 Sigs signed off, because they were getting fecked. Curiously enough, there was a bit of an enquiry, some general came around to see us, we gave honest answers to his questions, and things improved considerably. I'm not sure if that was due to the enquiry or the tactical situation, but the management got the message, and we were shat upon more lightly after that. :)
 
#17
easy-wan-kenobi said:
the_guru said:
Yes. Evidently if the ambient temp is above a certain figure (25degC?) You are supposed to wear the shirt outside the trousers, ala the Sepo's. But it looks bone. The stable belt with shirt tucked in looks smart and that is the reason why. I have just heard from an alternative source that a member of 2 Sigs was whining because he had to wear his headdress outside, and didn't before 16 got there. Well he should get a grip, and stop acting like a blue job.
looking good instead of looking practical?! its hot, free flowing clothes allows the body to circulate air. if your primary concern is making things look smart then dress all the lads up in ceremonial rig and paint some stones in regt/corps/pretty colours.

you think like a royal signals officer. far too much time making things look tidy and less time making things practical
Get real. You aren't going to go down with heat exhaustion because you've got your shirt tucked in. The only reason most whiners want their shirt out is to hide their belly, or look like a big walty yank.
 
#19
the_guru said:
easy-wan-kenobi said:
the_guru said:
Yes. Evidently if the ambient temp is above a certain figure (25degC?) You are supposed to wear the shirt outside the trousers, ala the Sepo's. But it looks bone. The stable belt with shirt tucked in looks smart and that is the reason why. I have just heard from an alternative source that a member of 2 Sigs was whining because he had to wear his headdress outside, and didn't before 16 got there. Well he should get a grip, and stop acting like a blue job.
looking good instead of looking practical?! its hot, free flowing clothes allows the body to circulate air. if your primary concern is making things look smart then dress all the lads up in ceremonial rig and paint some stones in regt/corps/pretty colours.

you think like a royal signals officer. far too much time making things look tidy and less time making things practical
Get real. You aren't going to go down with heat exhaustion because you've got your shirt tucked in. The only reason most whiners want their shirt out is to hide their belly, or look like a big walty yank.
being out here right now im glad i have got the option. some people tuck thier shirts in when its not too hot , but come midday even if you are lugging sandbags or fixing cables in an air conditioned office it gets uncomfortable. and no one likes working when they are uncomfortable. people who live in hot places have free flowing clothes or robes. not to avoid heat exaustion but because it makes sense. it is the logical thing to do to give your body air

and do you really think anyone would want to look like a yank?? let alone having thier shirt out for the sole reason of hiding thier belly??0
methinks you are the one who needs to get real, thank god i am not in your chain of command.
 

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