BFT RIP

#1
To those old and bold, do you remember that day, you know the one, they took boots and denims and threw the out the window and trainers and sports kit in for the BFT, twas the worst day of my life as I knew it :lol:
 
#3
Only poofs, AAC and nonces wear trainers for a BFT, real men, like me wore boots for the whole of our Army Life but men was men and there was 6 marks to the pound in them days..... :wink:
 
#4
Warrior-Webbing said:
Boots Combat High
Boots DMS and Puttees for real soldiers :D
 
#6
cloudbuster said:
TwentyBandH said:
Warrior-Webbing said:
Boots Combat High
Boots DMS and Puttees for real soldiers :D
I often wonder just how many Toms ended up with lower leg probs after the introduction of BCH?
a mate said that after years and years of the criticised DMS boot , when he changed to BCH his achilles was fooked along with many of his oppos.
 
#7
Erm, I must have missed something? Has the BFT changed? Only asking as I've avoided mine for the past 18 years or so and got told this morning I have to do one - is it trainers now then?
 
#8
Before joining, as a civvie I was at college doing one of the "Pre-Service" type courses, we used to have to do BFT's in Boots / Lightweights and 58 Pattern webbing! (Our instructor was ex RM) - but then it made it a lot easier then I joined up, and then found I didn't need to wear the webbing anymore.
 
#9
Warrior-Webbing said:
Before joining, as a civvie I was at college doing one of the "Pre-Service" type courses, we used to have to do BFT's in Boots / Lightweights and 58 Pattern webbing! (Our instructor was ex RM) - but then it made it a lot easier then I joined up, and then found I didn't need to wear the webbing anymore.
Why were you wearing Stockings and Suzzies for a BFT? - sorry I just saw the RM part :twisted:






Ah the taxi is here!
 
#10
All the RBL claims of knackered knees are purely coincidental.
 
#11
In the days of boots + puttees you never heard of 'shin splints' which apeared as the latest designer whinge around the same time as trainers were introduced!
 
#12
Spanish_Dave said:
To those old and bold, do you remember that day, you know the one, they took boots and denims and threw the out the window and trainers and sports kit in for the BFT, twas the worst day of my life as I knew it :lol:
I thought that at the time too. When I was diagnosed with CP I changed my mind. Running in boots does destroy your knees if you do it regularly. Personally I see nothing wrong with vigorous fitness training, but it is kind of self-defeating if it causes long term injuries. Make it constructive.
 
#13
Pling said:
In the days of boots + puttees you never heard of 'shin splints' which apeared as the latest designer whinge around the same time as trainers were introduced!
Twenty years on my knees are fracked and I have the scars from my shin splint operations, good job I am in an office!!!!
 
#14
TwentyBandH said:
Warrior-Webbing said:
Boots Combat High
Boots DMS and Puttees for real soldiers :D
Denim strides, ammo boots and gaiters (with elastics) for really, really

real soldiers. Oh, and twelve D. Marks to the Pound. :D :D

Mind you, we did not get many Pounds in those days.
 
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#15
Daytona955 said:
Erm, I must have missed something? Has the BFT changed? Only asking as I've avoided mine for the past 18 years or so and got told this morning I have to do one - is it trainers now then?
No. It's diving boots.
 
#17
Trotsky said:
Pling said:
In the days of boots + puttees you never heard of 'shin splints' which apeared as the latest designer whinge around the same time as trainers were introduced!
Twenty years on my knees are fracked and I have the scars from my shin splint operations, good job I am in an office!!!!
Take up recreational swimming Old Son. If you are new to it, it will take

you about three months or so to get comfortable with it.....but you will

notice the difference after that and with no stress on the joints.

And it does wonders for your breathing.

Good luck.
 
#18
TwentyBandH said:
Only poofs, AAC and nonces wear trainers for a BFT, real men, like me wore boots for the whole of our Army Life but men was men and there was 6 marks to the pound in them days..... :wink:
It was 3 marks to the pound when I was there... does that at least make me half a man? :)
 
#19
Real BFT was full combats, strip webbing, rifle, 10 miles in 2 hours then a 100 yard carry.

Yes, i am an old barsteward.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#20
General_Layabout said:
Real BFT was full combats, strip webbing, rifle, 10 miles in 2 hours then a 100 yard carry.

Yes, i am an old barsteward.

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Was that not the CFT? :D
 

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