Armed Forces Day - Wear Your Uniform At Work

#1
I work at Main Building, in an organisation consisting of 25 civilian and 15 service personnel.

None of the service pers normally wear a uniform - it will be interesting to see how many follow the various recent pronouncements and wear their uniform here tomorrow.

(Sorry if I've missed this topic elsewhere - tried searching for existing threads on this, without luck.)
 
#2
Is this"wear your uniform at work day" an official government sponsored idea?

Or just a bunch of TA walts trying to show off and impress Doris on reception?

:roll:
 
#4
Rarden_reaper said:
Or just a bunch of TA walts trying to show off and impress Doris on reception? :roll:
Which "TA walts" would those be then? The ones who have been walting it up under fire in Iraq and Afghanistan perhaps?

Personally I'd rather have my head nailed to the floor than turn up at work in uniform - but hats off to those who have the balls to do it.
 
#5
Thanks mate... not very helpful for that comment.

I did my bit in a dusty place and had towelheads throwing things at me. The TA are not a bunch of Walts. Have some respect for us... or we'll stomp on yer puny pasty face.
 
#6
Sorry you haven't answered my question.

an official government scheme or people who are not satisfied with the fact that they serve, but seek recognition, and perhaps the chance to impress the work experience girl? by bigging it up in uniform?
 
#7
Rarden_reaper said:
Sorry you haven't answered my question.

an official government scheme or people who are not satisfied with the fact that they serve, but seek recognition, and perhaps the chance to impress the work experience girl? by bigging it up in uniform?
I don't big it up, as you like to say - that IS for Walts, but I'm feckin proud of my uniform and my rank slide. Asfor work experience mongs... haven't met one yet that I'd want to slip one!
 
#9
Rarden_reaper said:
Sorry you haven't answered my question.

an official government scheme or people who are not satisfied with the fact that they serve, but seek recognition, and perhaps the chance to impress the work experience girl? by bigging it up in uniform?
To answer your question - Yes, this is an official scheme, properly promulgated and applying to both regular and reserve personnel who would not normally wear their uniform to work.
 
#11
SigDev_Duck said:
Rarden_reaper said:
Sorry you haven't answered my question.

an official government scheme or people who are not satisfied with the fact that they serve, but seek recognition, and perhaps the chance to impress the work experience girl? by bigging it up in uniform?
To answer your question - Yes, this is an official scheme, properly promulgated and applying to both regular and reserver personnal who would not normally wear their uniform to work.
Sorry to be pedantic but whats wrong with that statement?
 
#12
Its a formal MOD scheme, and certainly in MB tomorrow, all military staff will be encouraged to be in uniform, be they regular or reservist. As a reservist, I'll be coming in in rig tomorrow, and so will my regular colleagues.
 
#13
jim30 said:
Its a formal MOD scheme, and certainly in MB tomorrow, all military staff will be encouraged to be in uniform, be they regular or reservist. As a reservist, I'll be coming in in rig tomorrow, and so will my regular colleagues.[/quote

So what happens if you are a private in the TA but have Officer status rank in the CS? Do you have CS rank slides?
 
#16
walk-on-the-wild-side said:
sanchauk said:
So what happens if you are a private in the TA but have Officer status rank in the CS? Do you have CS rank slides?
:roll: Here we go again!
No that would be walting big time. I sincerely hope that this was meant as a wah, or you deserve to be beaten round the head with a wet mackerel.
 
#17
Sanchauk - its called having a sense of humour.

I'm going to a meeting tomorrow where the most senior person present is a pretty senior civil servant, and who also happens to be a very junior reservist. He is coming in uniform as its better to do the right thing, rather than get hung up about something as petty as Cs Vs Mil rank. Most of us have got better things to worry about!
 
#18
Rarden_reaper said:
SigDev_Duck said:
Rarden_reaper said:
Sorry you haven't answered my question.

an official government scheme or people who are not satisfied with the fact that they serve, but seek recognition, and perhaps the chance to impress the work experience girl? by bigging it up in uniform?
To answer your question - Yes, this is an official scheme, properly promulgated and applying to both regular and reserver personnal who would not normally wear their uniform to work.
Sorry to be pedantic but whats wrong with that statement?
Insufficient volume of grammar/spelling mistakes?
 
#19
walk-on-the-wild-side said:
sanchauk said:
So what happens if you are a private in the TA but have Officer status rank in the CS? Do you have CS rank slides?
:roll: Here we go again!
To be fair it has been a few weeks since this old chestnut was last raised. This means that we must be due for an American outburst about their warrant officer ranks. :D
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#20
Rarden_reaper said:
Is this"wear your uniform at work day" an official government sponsored idea?

Or just a bunch of TA walts trying to show off and impress Doris on reception?

:roll:

FFS i'm a gaffer to a load of Bin men if i turn up in the green kit i would get slagged to death... 8O ....

not one of HM forces better ideas i Me thinks :roll:
 

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