Army Hearing Protection 1970's

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Does anyone remember the name of the ear plugs which were used on the ranges during the 70's? Also does anyone hae a photo of the said article?

Cheers

Manny
 

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Sad but true I still have mine in my shooting box down in the cellar, if I could be Arrsed I would photo them and then post here for all you dear readers to admire.
Currently having problems summoning the necessary total indifference to perform said task.
 
#9
If we're talking about the little earplugs in a small round container; in my Sqn it was considered very ally to pierce lid and tub, then string them around your combat jacket epaulatte.

A bit like Bomber Command and their whistles.

You had to be there.
 
#10
Maj Maniprasad Rai NEVER lost his: he had a string threaded through the ends which he wore around his neck. Very effective and strangely alluring. In a Ghurka stylee.
Another option would be to thread the string through one ear and out the other (like I do with my son's coat sleeves so he doesn't lose his gloves). Rubber Grommet Ear-Plugs Mk1 always at hand then...
 
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I cannot remember whether they had a name but they were small, pretty hard and made of pink rubber. They had a little tag on them so that you could grip them in order to remove them from the ear.

They collected earwax like nobody's business. I bet I have a pair somewhere in Litotes Towers. And before you ask, not a clue!

I bought a pair of Amplivox to protect my hearing, which made me very popular on the ranges! But I can still understand you if you talk to me loudly and clearly...

Litotes
 
#14
Found them, not quite in the same condition as they were when issued to a young Aircraftman Drlligaf in 1971 in RAF Swinderby, but they might still work.
 

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Does anyone remember the name of the ear plugs which were used on the ranges during the 70's? Also does anyone hae a photo of the said article?

Cheers

Manny
PLUGS ANTI DEAF !! left and right for the use of, they were crap when swimming with them as well.
 
#18
Cotton waste...handed a big wadge of it on my first visit to a gun position in 1975...
 

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