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Apparently Service people lose kit.

#1
Seems an MP is upset that people lose and break bits of kit, Link. I was always under the impression nothing was squaddie proof, and there was only a certain amount of kit to go round so you "borrowed" off other units to make up the shortfall.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
a training depot loses kit - quite amazing.

where do they get bayonets are not weapons from? I thought they were still a starred item when complete. you can replace them in parts and just bash them together to make up the diffy though.
 
#10
no need to panic, last time I checked we onlyhad 53,000 bayonets on the shelf at Donnington, works out at 15 years worth.

as for not hurting yourself with a training grenade, the journo has clearly never played keepy-uppy with one
 
#12
The Army does have a strange sense of perspective, though.

There was more fuss about the 6' spirit level that I lost in Iraq than the Landrover and Conbat that I lost at Otterburn...
 
#18
I've got 2 issue blankets, a bayonet (SA80 + SLR), 4 pistol mags, 9 rifle mags HK, 8 rifle mags RG, 4 Right Angle torches, a shovel, a sledge hammer, a rake, a garden fork, 3 sets of CBA, untold amounts of clothing, a Landrover petrol cooker (the square multi fuel types that are heavy), a multitude of tools, paintbrushes, black nasty, green string, a tommy bin, a bedford cam net, a water jerry can, a fuel jerry can, 4 issue pillows (feather type), a tool box that I use for my range box, plus a mountain of other shite that I can't think of right now. I dunno what they're moaning at! Its not lost its in my garage
 

sirbhp

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
thank god the public are safe though , I was nearly worried there for a millisecond .


I am not giving my messtins back either .
 

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