DE-KIT Rules

#1
Can anyone tell me the rules regarding military De-Kit.

1. I have items on my printout that I have never recieved.
2. I still have lightweights troursers and green shirts on the printout, If missing would I get billed?
3. Most of the part numbers do not match the ones I have.
4. What is a Facepiece Plano size 2?
5. What kit are we allowed to keep?

I would appreciate any advice on these and other general de-kit points.

Thanks
 
#2
If you have a decent CQMS / RQMS then it shouldn't be a problem as long as you have the "expensive items" to hand in e.g helmet, respirator (facepiece Plano).
 
#4
I recall mine was
'Got helmet?'
'Yup'
'Anything you want to keep? If not, throw the rest over there on the floor and we'll sign your chit'
I wish I'd kept my pro-boots now :(
 
#5
We are a small sub-unit who are admin by Garrison. We have a Sodexo Civi who even billed an ex-QM for a missing waterbottle.
In that case you are fucked! Civilian storemen are the scourge of the devil and they normally wear Silver Shadows on the piss.

Try and get as much of your issued kit as possible, including bukshees, together. The extra kit may placate the storeman in the event of a few diffies.

The different NSNs on uniform matters not a jot as it refers to different sizes. E.g you may have initially been issued a 180/112 smock with a particular NSN then later exchanged it for a smaller size which would have a different NSN. If this change wasn't updated on UNICOM then obviously your 1157 print out will not match your actual uniform NSNs.

If in doubt at the actual de-kit, go in hard and fast with a flurry of left / right combinations on the civvies swede.
 
#7
Got kit insurance? It's what its there for.

Differences in NSN are usually because the NSNs have changed, but you've still got the kit or vic versa. Or you exchanged kit away from Unicom (on tour for example) and the kit was a differing size. As long as you hve right number of items, and the items are correct they usually don't get to carried anway with NSNs or sizes.
 
#8
make up what your missing from army surplus shops/ e bay. should be able to make it up dirt cheap. Civvy clothing storeman can be right jobsworths.
 
#10
Got kit insurance? It's what its there for.

Differences in NSN are usually because the NSNs have changed, but you've still got the kit or vic versa. Or you exchanged kit away from Unicom (on tour for example) and the kit was a differing size. As long as you hve right number of items, and the items are correct they usually don't get to carried anway with NSNs or sizes.
Answered in post No. 2.
 

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#11
Get to know your storeman at least a few weeks prior to discharge. Buy him a beer if you see him in the pub. Make arranements to hand in your kit a week prior to discharge, retaining just enough for the final week, buckshee/bought is good here.

You will by the time you rock up for your chit to be signed know if the storeman is OK or a store nazi. If the latter you will have a few days to obtain any diffies (if available) from buckshee kit from your mates. Also if he is a cnut, make sure he only gets what is on your signature - any buckshee stuff either take with you or give to mates,
 
#12
Get to know your storeman at least a few weeks prior to discharge. Buy him a beer if you see him in the pub. Make arranements to hand in your kit a week prior to discharge, retaining just enough for the final week, buckshee/bought is good here.

You will by the time you rock up for your chit to be signed know if the storeman is OK or a store nazi. If the latter you will have a few days to obtain any diffies (if available) from buckshee kit from your mates. Also if he is a cnut, make sure he only gets what is on your signature - any buckshee stuff either take with you or give to mates,
I echo This wise advice greatly & not all civvie store man are cnuts only a few....
 
#13
Answered in post No. 2.
You must be fcuking ace :roll: and you didn't 'answer' you just said if your SQMS/RQMS is a decent bloke. Forgeting teh QMs input on this and of course the fact that 'expensive' items may have different NSNs and what not too.

I tried ridding myself of my dessies only to be met by the 'storeman of inactivity' who was loath to take back items that weren't the correct NSN... and he couldn't be arrsed look them up.
 
#14
You must be fcuking ace :roll: and you didn't 'answer' you just said if your SQMS/RQMS is a decent bloke. Forgeting teh QMs input on this and of course the fact that 'expensive' items may have different NSNs and what not too.

I tried ridding myself of my dessies only to be met by the 'storeman of inactivity' who was loath to take back items that weren't the correct NSN... and he couldn't be arrsed look them up.
I am ******* ace.

Even if I was a LCpl in the RLC I'd still have more street cred than that of an overweight SSgt technician with a passion for increasing his post count.

Get your over developed forehead down and stick to impressing your ex cadets from the CTT days.

You utter ****.
 
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#15
Go to the stores last thing on a friday afternoon, start off apologising for daring to make the store guy do some work past mid day dump all the kit on the counter and before he starts going through it hand over the cheap bottle of plonk you've bought as a thank you. Keep telling him how valuable he is to world and that no one works harder than him. Result plain sailing.
 
#16
Why don't you speak to any of your muckers away from your detachment who have access to Unicom and your clothing account. You may find they can 'magic' some if not all your kit away forever!
 
#17
I'm going to have fun handing my kit back in - of course I had my Chinese fighting suit and gortex on under my osprey on when I got blown up.

I did lose my lid though, so someone will probably get a diffy hard on about that, I know it should be accepted as an operational loss, but quite frankly I've had more important things on my mind than ensuring the QM's staff have done their job correctly.
 
#18
I'm going to have fun handing my kit back in - of course I had my Chinese fighting suit and gortex on under my osprey on when I got blown up.

I did lose my lid though, so someone will probably get a diffy hard on about that, I know it should be accepted as an operational loss, but quite frankly I've had more important things on my mind than ensuring the QM's staff have done their job correctly.
Dinger PM sent
 
#19
Can anyone tell me the rules regarding military De-Kit.

1. I have items on my printout that I have never recieved.
2. I still have lightweights troursers and green shirts on the printout, If missing would I get billed?
3. Most of the part numbers do not match the ones I have.
4. What is a Facepiece Plano size 2?
5. What kit are we allowed to keep?

I would appreciate any advice on these and other general de-kit points.

Thanks
If you haven't already done so, nick everything 'Army' that you can, from anywhere. This will help compensate you, at least mentally, from the robbery that is about to happen to you.

When getting dekitted and some knob wants to bill you, simply smile and say 'It's worth every penny, just to get away from cnuts like you '

Where are you handing your kit in? cos I'd be suprised if you meet anyone who actually gives a feck at Arborfeild tbh.

When I was last there, the only real concern was that the Spar didn't run out of booze and crisps.
 
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