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Berets and N.o 2 dress

#1
http://www.ams.mod.uk/ams/content/docs/jsp336/3rd_ed/vol12/pt3/pam15/s5.doc

10. Soldier pattern. Soldiers of the following regiments or corps do not wear caps, forage, peaked:

a. RTR, RRF, LI, RM, PARA, SAS, AAC, Int Corps.

b. RWF and RLC all ranks up to and inclusive of SSgt, with the exception of musicians and Corps of Drums personnel.


Is this a cost cutting exercise? Berets look pants with number 2's but then again if we cant get the proper kit for Ops then should we expect decent dress uniforms?
 
#3
i like wearing my beret with no2s...a peaked cap would be a pain in the arse...and i wear my no2s on average twice a year so would find little excuse for a peaked cap.
 
#5
I'm very much a beret man on this one - especially as I'm in barrack dress most of the time these days. Prior to this, I think I wore my service dress cap once every twelve months on average - it's a complete waste of time and money.
 
#6
datow_26 said:
beret for my number 2's dog s*** bring back the ACC. RLC BIG BAG OF DOG s*** if you ask me!!!!!!!
Totally agree, regardless of how little we wear the item the Forage Cap is infinately smarter looking with No2s than a beret.
 
#7
A proposal has been put forward to the Corps Dress committee to keep sufficient stocks of No1 dress uniforms to equip 1-3 units for ceremonial events. Any reason why the committee cant flex the rules to include provision of peak hats for all ranks with that stock pile? That way the Corps isn’t lumbered with having to procure massive amounts of headwear that won’t be used very often. Berets look really pump with No1 and are just about forgivable with No2 dress but it is blatantly a cost saving measure brought about from the amalgamation of the forming Corps.
Whether this proposal succeeds is anybody’s guess.
 
#9
It should be noted that all the capbadges listed in a) wear funny-coloured berets because we're special except for RRF who have their budgie. The story behind RLC and RWF is not known to me. Perhaps someone knows of a tradition. Wouldn't put it past the bean counters to be the reason behind this though.
 

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#10
army_of_1 said:
It should be noted that all the capbadges listed in a) wear funny-coloured berets because we're special except for RRF who have their budgie. The story behind RLC and RWF is not known to me. Perhaps someone knows of a tradition. Wouldn't put it past the bean counters to be the reason behind this though.
RWF the clue is in the name Fusilier, they have a budgie too!
 
#15
Forgive me if wrong, but isn't Beret the correct Head dress for No 2's ? I mean its a No 1 dress cap, at least thats what I got told in the RA, idea being that No 1's is too expensive for all, and can be tailored to fit when borrowed, whereas Hats can't and thus need to be issued to all just in case.

FTR I think berets in No 2's is poo and used to enjoy wearing my cap in 2's and barrack dress

Makes me laugh seeing 7 and 29 wearing berets in No 1's as I am sure that is incorrect dress, after all the RM's wear caps in ceramonial.
 
#17
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
http://www.ams.mod.uk/ams/content/docs/jsp336/3rd_ed/vol12/pt3/pam15/s5.doc

10. Soldier pattern. Soldiers of the following regiments or corps do not wear caps, forage, peaked:

a. RTR, RRF, LI, RM, PARA, SAS, AAC, Int Corps.

b. RWF and RLC all ranks up to and inclusive of SSgt, with the exception of musicians and Corps of Drums personnel.


Is this a cost cutting exercise? Berets look pants with number 2's but then again if we cant get the proper kit for Ops then should we expect decent dress uniforms?
Anyone else note this oddity - RM are not army and don't wear No2's (Their equivalent is Lovats, and their Bandsmen do wear caps with that) so why are they in Army Dress regs?
 
#19
I hated wearing the tw@t cap. I unfortunatly had to wear one everyday for about 4 months. Till the badge caught me playing cards with the SUS. Back to my proper job,,, gerrin !!!!! They give you a bad neck as you,ve always got to walk around with ya bloody chip up to see where you are going,they are forever being blown off your head in any sort of wind. Then making you look a complete knob as you chase the cartwheeling thing down the road. And more importantly theres more crap to clean on it. Personaly I think a properly shaped clean beret looks just as smart.

Regards LT.
 
#20
Having worn both a forage cap and a beret in No.2 I have to say that I'm not bothered which one I wear.

But the Guards pattern forage caps are so much better, than the normal Line Infantry ones.

They just look like Bus Conductor hats.

That why you see so many PWRR lads wearing Grenadier Pattern Forage caps.

Smart as a carrot!
 

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