Canes, sticks and whips

#1
Following on from the controversial and risque thread on that iconic piece of 70s military wear, the JHW, I would appreciate a steer from the Mess on the rights and wrongs of carrying canes, whips or sticks in CS95. I have attached a couple of pics to illustrate the thread.
 

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#3
Is he wearing a choo choo train as a cap badge?

canes, sticks, whips?

No. You look like prats.

(Not that some just need a stick of course).
 
#4
Granted, she isn't wearing CS95, but it was too good not to post this 'stick pic'.
 

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jonny3979 said:
Following on from the controversial and risque thread on that iconic piece of 70s military wear, the JHW, I would appreciate a steer from the Mess on the rights and wrongs of carrying canes, whips or sticks in CS95. I have attached a couple of pics to illustrate the thread.
Ahh what a fine yeomanry cap badge and stable belt he is wearing too. However if he was wrong would anyone argue with him?
 
#7
Riding crops, sticks and all that nonsense should surely be reserved only for Barrack or No 2 Dress?

They look shiete with combats but can come in handy in the bedroom when used in the right manner on the missus
 

Baz44

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#8
Looks much more manly when one swaps cane for BAYONET but then I am bias :)

For the Cav Chavs its probably an accepted form of dress

Cheers
 
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Baz44 said:
Looks much more manly when one swaps cane for BAYONET but then I am bias :)

For the Cav Chavs its probably an accepted form of dress

Cheers
Actually, although neither chav nor cav I do have a leather bound swagger stick. Which contains a twelve inch blade...indeed when I acquired it I was rather amused. It put all those "only armed with a swagger stick he faced down two hundred screaming fuzzies" into context.

Nice to see HRH sporting the "louping cat" on his RHD!
 
#13
Why do so many ICSC(L) officers carry sticks/canes? I seem to see an inordinate number of them around Shrivenham at the moment - is this new Majors jockeying for position or what? The senior Majors & Lt Cols on ACSC don't bother, so why ICSC(L)?
 
#14
It all depends on ones Regiment. Ask your Adjutant if in doubt.
 
#15
Cuddles said:
Nice to see HRH sporting the "louping cat" on his RHD!
Looks more like a fire truck.
 
#16
Cuddles said:
Baz44 said:
Looks much more manly when one swaps cane for BAYONET but then I am bias :)

For the Cav Chavs its probably an accepted form of dress

Cheers
Actually, although neither chav nor cav I do have a leather bound swagger stick. Which contains a twelve inch blade...indeed when I acquired it I was rather amused. It put all those "only armed with a swagger stick he faced down two hundred screaming fuzzies" into context.

Nice to see HRH sporting the "louping cat" on his RHD!
I was quite surprised when I aquired my grandfathers camel whip, from his time in the lands of the Arab, to find it had a rather nasty concealed blade in the handle.

It must have been a sign of the times!
 
#17
Whips are fairly sensible and have an obvious use, but does anyone know why/when sticks or short canes became fashionable with British officers? I have never seen representations of Napoleonic officers carrying canes for example. Presumably a symbol of office and nothing more?
 
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jonny3979 said:
Whips are fairly sensible and have an obvious use, but does anyone know why/when sticks or short canes became fashionable with British officers? I have never seen representations of Napoleonic officers carrying canes for example. Presumably a symbol of office and nothing more?
When Swords stopped being carried.
 
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jonny3979 said:
Whips are fairly sensible and have an obvious use, but does anyone know why/when sticks or short canes became fashionable with British officers? I have never seen representations of Napoleonic officers carrying canes for example. Presumably a symbol of office and nothing more?

Canes have pretty much the same use as whips do, ie to encourage your nag along a bit.

There are some pictures of them being used at RMAS in the bicentenary book IIRC in the indoor menage during riding lessons.
 
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