Armed forces day rumour

#1
I've heard a rumour, I say again rumour, that the day before Armed forces day (26th June) its wear your uniform to work day again. I've checked the website and checked the Arrse search function but didn't find anything. Thought it could be a good chance to get a bucket and 'persuade' some of the numpties I work with to donate to the ABF. Can anyone confirm/deny this is taking place?
 
#4
Rudie said:
Join the real army and wear it every f ucking day STAB.
Why would I want to do that when I earn more in civvy street, don't have to get up at sparrow's fart o'clock, I don't have to clean the bogs because its wednesday and the duty screws are bored.

STAB and proud. :D
 

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#6
Yep, it is uniform to work day the friday before. My place is already starting to talk about it, they made a big song and dance about it last year.
 
#7
Stoatstrangler said:
I've heard a rumour, I say again rumour, that the day before Armed forces day (26th June) its wear your uniform to work day again. I've checked the website and checked the Arrse search function but didn't find anything. Thought it could be a good chance to get a bucket and 'persuade' some of the numpties I work with to donate to the ABF. Can anyone confirm/deny this is taking place?
It is. ABN 22/09 on armynet refers.

Your CoC should be looking for returns on who is participating.

msr
 
#8
Bump as its this Friday!

So we know its official (thanks msr), but is anyone doing it?
 
#9
The local authority where I am currently contracting took the trouble to officially run up the AFD flag this morning in the presence of the lord lieutenant for the county (with the only military presence being the cadets, BTW).

There will apparently be a Dress Down / Up day on Friday to raise funds for the RBL.

So...

I'll just have to get bulling the boots.

:D
 
#10
Stoatstrangler said:
Rudie said:
Join the real army and wear it every f ucking day STAB.
Why would I want to do that when I earn more in civvy street, don't have to get up at sparrow's fart o'clock, I don't have to clean the bogs because its wednesday and the duty screws are bored.

STAB and proud. :D
Theres only one way to setle this..........FIGHT!
 
#11
Rudie said:
Join the real army and wear it every f ucking day STAB.
bone post alert.

will anyone on here actually wear their uniform to work??? i won't.
 
#12
What do we wear? No.2s, 5s, 8s or 13s?
I personally will probably wear Mess Kit - being Cav its bloody smart!
 
#13
over here the ambassador is having a drinks party, hope there is plenty of Ferro Roche!
 
#14
Stoatstrangler said:
I've heard a rumour, I say again rumour, that the day before Armed forces day (26th June) its wear your uniform to work day again. I've checked the website and checked the Arrse search function but didn't find anything. Thought it could be a good chance to get a bucket and 'persuade' some of the numpties I work with to donate to the ABF. Can anyone confirm/deny this is taking place?
Well I for one will be wearing my uniform to work on 26 June, and the 25 and tomorrow and I've got it on today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I take it then there will be hundreds of scruffy walts stacking shelves at Tesco on Friday then!
 
#15
I received a message from one of our Directors yesterday saying he was wearing his uniform and has encourage every other serving reserve (we have TA and RauxAF at my place). So I'll be taking part. We were extremely well received last year.
 
#16
Stoatstrangler said:
Rudie said:
Join the real army and wear it every f ucking day STAB.
Why would I want to do that when I earn more in civvy street, don't have to get up at sparrow's fart o'clock, I don't have to clean the bogs because its wednesday and the duty screws are bored.
I take it that you have no idea how the Army works then, I'm suprised you didnt put 'I wouldn't own my own house or have a car' etc and all that other rubbish.
 
#17
Wear Your Uniform To Work Day - Friday 26 June 2009

Be part of the day's activities by wearing your uniform. As part of the Armed Forces Day activities, reservists are encouraged to wear their Service uniform to their place of work on Friday 26 June 2009. Similarly, Service personnel working in Head Office London will be wearing their uniform to work as detailed in single-Service instructions.


On defence intranet this morning, must be true!
 
#18
Wear it if youre going to get paid for it. otherwise its fancy dress day surely!
 

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#19
Filbert Fox said:
Stoatstrangler said:
Rudie said:
Join the real army and wear it every f ucking day STAB.
Why would I want to do that when I earn more in civvy street, don't have to get up at sparrow's fart o'clock, I don't have to clean the bogs because its wednesday and the duty screws are bored.
I take it that you have no idea how the Army works then, I'm suprised you didnt put 'I wouldn't own my own house or have a car' etc and all that other rubbish.
3 ignorant posts for the price of one. To be fair Filbert its you next post that is ignorant.

As I have said earlier on this subject I can see where the idea is going but its a flawed and is being poorly executed.

Poorly executed becasue it is not being properly promulgated and explained - almost as if the they are ashamed of the idea.

Flawed becasue its divisive in that there are people that we would not want to wear their uniform to work because of the nature of their jobs - but who are we to say that one soldiers civilian job is 'not good enough'.
 

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