Boring cs95 question! Wearing of rank without shirts?

#1
It's standard procedure now for many units in the desert not to wear combat shirts. Just brown t shirts (why the heck did they make them brown!) and desert trousers. So how are you meant to know who is who, if you don't know each individual?

Perhaps a rank epaulette should be sewn on the kecks, or worn on the belt?
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#4
The front of the body armour had a rank slide on it
When I was on Telic 4 the order went out to wear shirts because of the extra protection they provide from fire
It wasn't just for urban areas it was anywhere after one of the Warriers got petrol bombed by a kid(about 10 IIRC) when the crew where handing out sweets
 
#5
Run_Charlie! said:
Perhaps a rank epaulette should be sewn on the kecks, or worn on the belt?
In the Dutch army rankslides are worn on the trouserbelt when not wearing shirts or jackets. So i can imagine it applies for the British army as well.
 
#6
Cloggie said:
Run_Charlie! said:
Perhaps a rank epaulette should be sewn on the kecks, or worn on the belt?
In the Dutch army rankslides are worn on the trouserbelt when not wearing shirts or jackets. So i can imagine it applies for the British army as well.
I saw the RAF wearing their rank slides on their belts on TELIC 9. Doesn't look too good though.
 
#7
There is available a Velcro loop you can put around the belt and it holds a rank slide.

Don't know if it's issued or specially made? I do know there is no official word on it!

While I'm whinging, we look a bag of sh!te with a brown T shirt, green belt and deserty trousers!

At least the spams look like they gave the uniform some thought ;)
 
#8
Run_Charlie! said:
There is available a Velcro loop you can put around the belt and it holds a rank slide.

Don't know if it's issued or specially made? I do know there is no official word on it!

While I'm whinging, we look a bag of sh!te with a brown T shirt, green belt and deserty trousers!

At least the spams look like they gave the uniform some thought ;)
hay try to think you are 22 S.A.S.

just tell them that and they will soon fcuk off
 
#10
Because it would look gay perhaps ?!?!?


I have seen in the past those that have worn cloth wristlets with rank sown on, only problem it makes everyone look like a WO
 
#11
wellyhead said:
Because it would look gay perhaps ?!?!?


I have seen in the past those that have worn cloth wristlets with rank sown on, only problem it makes everyone look like a WO
was only a suggestion, might not look too bad on the arm though

would have thought it better than on a belt, as you dont want to be accused of looking at peoples crutch due to checking rank slides. :D

(not being arrogant btw so sorry if it sounds like it)
 
#12
If people don't know who you are, you are not important enough.

How about introducing yourself to all the new people you meet.
 
#13
doublecrease said:
Cloggie said:
Run_Charlie! said:
Perhaps a rank epaulette should be sewn on the kecks, or worn on the belt?
In the Dutch army rankslides are worn on the trouserbelt when not wearing shirts or jackets. So i can imagine it applies for the British army as well.
I saw the RAF wearing their rank slides on their belts on TELIC 9. Doesn't look too good though.
As a crab, i can confirm yes loads do this and it looks proper dog $hite too. both osprey and ECBA have rank slides on so no requirement to put rank on belts which would get seen with kit on anyway.
 
#14
How about a Monty Python style funny walk? Depending on what rank you are depends on your walk. The RSM could goose step and 2lts could mince evrywhere.
 
#16
crabmabb said:
As a crab, i can confirm yes loads do this and it looks proper dog $hite too. both osprey and ECBA have rank slides on so no requirement to put rank on belts which would get seen with kit on anyway.
True. But what about when not wearing your armour?
 
#17
wellyhead said:
Because it would look gay perhaps ?!?!?


I have seen in the past those that have worn cloth wristlets with rank sown on, only problem it makes everyone look like a WO
Thats what we did on Granby. I thought that was the official way to do it.
 
#19
Wear Number 2's jackets, then not only do you get to display your rank, but you can show off all the other badges and medals.
 
#20
the Finns have an epaulette on the issue t shirt and it is a recognised order of dress.

Slightly more 'uniform' than a cartoon camel or whatever comedy caption came off the last op/exercise you went on.
 

Latest Threads

Top