In a bid to cut down on the bad press that punchy soldiers are creating in a Garrison in Germany I understand that the Comd has sanctioned a numbered T - Shirt policy. Here every soldier booking out is given a colour co-ordinated T Shirt with a number printed front and rear. That way if he causes trouble it is easier to identify him etc. Will the system work?


Yeah, until some body sets up 'T' shirt printing shop in some back street, where did you say this was??
In Germany. The rest as they say is classified at present!!
Sounds like an hair brained idea that will not only pose a security risk but sounds like a breach of human rights.  Surely this idea has not been seriously muted.

Then again, an anti trouble campaign sounds far nicer than an uncle nasty campaign.


I don't think 'Billie' would consider going down town dressed in a 'T' shirt a breach of human rights, they dress like that even in Mid Winter!!  Instead of number front and back, maybe targets would be better, or a big flashing sign that says "please come and do me some damage, I am a British Soldier!"
I dont think wearing a numbered T Shirt going to make them any more of a security risk than they are currently.

Winter Dress: Jeans, T-Shirt Trainers.
Summer Dress: As above but with one of those stupid shiny green bomber jackets, a black puffa jacket or a denim jacket.


I suppose it would be easier with the numbers, patrols could travel around the Town shouting "Come in Number 22, your time is up"    Or Soldier Lottery?? Soldier Bingo?? The possibilities are endless. The more I think about it the better an idea it seems.
micro chipping would work well with this as they could pass through a detector that will register in the booking out office and then receive a numbered t-shirt that is booked out to that soldier. all the police have to do is phone a unit and check who was no 456. also units whithin say 2 miles of another unit could have different colours for the shirts
The coloured shirt option for different units is in the plan but the microchip probably hasn't even been discussed.
could we not just dye a soldiers last 3 on his fore head and the back of his head... colour coded for unit and a microchip and a member of thier unit in full ceremonial uniform to accompany every man leaving camp?.. or we could use a system like dog tags where they must be in possesion of a necklace when they leave camp and prove it upon disks wait in guard room till they appear..easy break chain to grab if they are being a pain?


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Why can't we just accept that If we train agressive young men to fight and then make them paint vehicles all day AND give them the means to get very drunk in a foreign country that the consequences are inevitable!  It's been like this for years!!

By the way, the microchip idea has been trialed!!
I dare say it may have been trialled but I say we get everyone below the Rank of Sgt painting vehicles all day and all night then they wont go down town.
Officers have been wearing identical, numbered shirts for years - they just get theirs from Hacketts.

Why not make them wear painted and numbered steel helmets like they used to do for prisoners? This would not only identity them, but reduce injuries as they head butt each other at the end of the night. Civvies will certainly give them a wide berth!
Only real Sgts, Not Sjts or those ones that are outside Buckingham Palace.


Cause when you get to the rank of SGT, the faculties start to go and you have difficulty in determining between green and black. Just look at some of the visitors during a Guest Night ;D Leave the painting to the 'experts' highly trained killers with no one to kill, except maybe each other!!
OK, so let me get this straight, coloured T Shirts - coordinated with the unit eg RHF has red, 1 Bn REME has pink.... good like it so far.. a free strip for the Regt can't be bad, allows us to see who is on who's numbers painted on T - Shirt....suggestion... unique number to ID exact soldier/officer would be best.  I am v happy so far...

Next we set up a new web site called "Fantasy Fighting" where you get to select your "Fantasy Fighting Section", there are weekly prizes for best section, following the results as published in Divisional orders (just under the inter regimental fighting competetion league board (Major Units) and Inter Sqn/Coy Fighting League (Minor Units)).  Each soldier should have his own stats to keep the game going, number of kills, maimings, own goals, arrests etc with a suitable scoring system.  We should have weekly updates on the referees (RMP seem like a good choice for this and we could have numbers painted on the tops of their hats so that the Airship angle cameras can see exactly who is doing most of the arresting etc).

We could have a Germany League, UK League and Rest of the World League, with say the top two "sides from each theatre coming together in say "The Pegasus" (is that right??  too generally unmaroon coloured to really comment but I hear its not as lively as it used to be) in Aldershot, "The Catterick School of Dancing", The Rat Pit in Moenchengladbach or "The Square" in Ayia Napa (if we are ever allowed back into Ayia Napa again) for the Fighting Cup final..... it gets my vote...

Please can I have an administrative role though I hate fighting........

All seems a bit too much.  Painting the vehicles sounds far better and when they have finished they can start painting the grass.  Then the stones outside the guardroom, then the gate, then the ...

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