desert shorts

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by Chris_2oo6, Jun 30, 2009.

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  1. do these not get issued nomore???

    off to the dusty place in a few weeks and never got issued any with my herrick kit

    the ones i got issued for telic are long gone
  2. Because they are gay!!
  3. like fcuk they are!!! they were a godsend in the 55 degree heat

    and seens im going to be in fobs without aircon i'd rather not sweat my cnut off in trousers
  4. I was in a FOB in 55 degree heat on H4, still wouldn't wear them gay shorts. Neither did the battle group. Mega gaylord kit!!
  5. They do get issued, I was last wearing them for herrick 8 and recently issued some to lads on Herrick 10.

    It looked a lot gayer to collapse due to the heat and then have to be casevac out of theatre due to the effects of heat.
  6. Very brave of you to come out of the closet.
  7. The girl doesn't mind me wearing them. Good for the hot weather. And I liked the price...
  8. They're good, but look so wrong when wearing boots.
  9. wear 'em down the beach with flip-flops
  10. Why? Were your legs getting cold making brews in the air conditioned Ops Rm?
  11. Tell that to the Desert rats of the 8th Army.
  12. Ops Rm? ..think not matey
  13. Not the current incarnation of des shorts, but can I just offer the following phot - British infanteers at El Alamein in 1942, wearing shorts:




    Verdict - not gay
  14. Come on then? Lets have it?