Beards

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  1. What are the current regs for wearing beards?

    Is it still a no no unless in theatre and water discipline is in force?.
     
  2. Unless religious or medical reasons prevail, no beard.
     
  3. Asslt Pnr WO can have one.
     
  4. You have to be a raging homo
     
  5. There are quite a few people with beards in theatre, personally I suspect its because they think it looks ally.
     
  6. I think its Sgt and upwards, there is definatly a colour sgt wearing one.
     
  7. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    As a bloke with a beard, I must mention it to the wife.

    This isn't the Naafi. Do you have anything constructive to contribute? Before you ask, I'm not Spartacus, and nor is my wife.
     
  8. I've seen this as a result of amalgamations, both the C/Sgt and WO with a full set, other than that it's only ever been the WO11.
     
  9. You have a WO11 in your mob? Bloody hell, we only have WO1s and WO2s.
     
  10. was that the sticky toffee pattern, or the more recent strawberry cheesecake pattern?
     
  11. IIRC reasons for beards are:

    Medical
    Religion
    Pioneer & Farrier SNCO to WO

    In theatre there are a few more beards because:

    The fine dust and heat cause more instances of skin irritations, ingrowing hair and infections
    I was told the locals sometimes trust a bearded rather than a shaved face
    Some bosses have also realised that it doesn't make any difference if you are clean shaven or not

    If anyone can come up with some alternative / random /stupid excuses for beards I will try them out :D
     
  12. Pipe Majors are usually expected to grow whiskers, although on the occasions that they can't grow them (babyfaced chaps that they are), the Pipe Sgt usually has them instead.
     
  13. Correct.

    Pioneer sgts wear a beard and a lovely apron and axe.

    It's a regimental appointment though rather than a rank.
     
  14. Genuine question, not slagging off the black guys or anything, but I've seen a handful of guys with beards for medical reasons, and they're all black. Do black guys get a lot of problems from shaving or something?
     
  15. Afro-carribeans are more prone to ingrowing hairs as they curl naturally.