Dont forget your daps! - Rubbish kit you had to pack.

#1
A pair of white daps in my large pack. What was I going to need them for?

Lets hear 'em!
 
#2
Crap kit we had to take;
Respirator on most deployments.
Spare boots on week long exercises.
Shaving kit. (No shaving chit a must.)
Gaitors.
Right angle torch.
Tiffys. * Not all bad but not usually required :)
NBC suit.
Crisp packet waterproofs.
Headover - I always used a spare sock.
PT rig :)
 

the_boy_syrup

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#3
On the other side of the coin
Sirens went off and me being a bit pissed and thinking that it'll be like all the other daft a clock call outs i.e. done by 08:00 and back to normal stuck a pillow in his 58 pattern large pack
Once I had got it just right off I went
It was a long 5 days with just a pillow very cold too.......
 
#4
No 2 Shirt ??
Both Mess tins
KFS (only used spoon)
Doss bag liner
PT Kit
Any thing that was in your locker that could fit into your Large pack, that would make it awkward whilst out on exercise
 
#6
On exercise in basic:

PT Kit
Spare Boots
No 2 shirt

-Trying to fit these into a larry large pack with all the other shite you actually use but best of all, squeezing full NBC kit and poncho into that useless 58 pattern bum roll :x
 
#7
red pt vest & blue shorts.
 
#8
EX_STAB said:
A pair of white daps in my large pack. What was I going to need them for?

Lets hear 'em!
Arctic (AMF (L) three months Ex each year in winter, packing list stated; Red pt vest, blue suger bags and army spitfires. 3 years in the Arctic Circle suprisingly never used them -30 :? you are going to don your pt kit and do a couple of star jumps :? :? :? :?
 
#9
All of the above BUT we were also allowed a Personnal item in our SOP7.

Inspection prior to a Battle Camp in Vogelsang

Sig Smiff - personal item - small photo of his dogs back home (4 legged type) OK says SSm.

Sig Jones - issued glass ashtray ? WTF jones says SSM.

Sig Blue - Map to and fake ticked for the ferry at Zebrugge- "In case it really kicks off and the 3rd Shock Army come over the border. Sir"

"Funny Cnut are you Blue? SGT OB take him away to the strippey suntan salon."
 
#10
EX_STAB said:
A pair of white daps in my large pack. What was I going to need them for?

Lets hear 'em!
Nowt wrong with white road slappers, During adventure training in Whitby, Yes Whitby, One of our nights out the only dry footwear was the good old spitfires. Of course I looked a right ****, But a right cnut who got a cracking shag off an old Whitby bag.

:lol:

As for really sh!t kit is suggest, Any Inf unit who was on Spearhead to parade the Bn in packed "Smart Civis" Lets see what horrors that brings out
 
#11
Cpl_ripper said:
EX_STAB said:
A pair of white daps in my large pack. What was I going to need them for?

Lets hear 'em!
Nowt wrong with white road slappers, During adventure training in Whitby, Yes Whitby, One of our nights out the only dry footwear was the good old spitfires. Of course I looked a right *, But a right cnut who got a cracking shag off an old Whitby bag.

:lol:

As for really sh!t kit is suggest, Any Inf unit who was on Spearhead to parade the Bn in packed "Smart Civis" Lets see what horrors that brings out


Deployed to Cyprus in 1974 on Spearhead. Smart civvies - ah yes! Bell bottomed trousers with a 4" waistband and Ben Sherman shirts - and platform soles.

Oh the shame. :oops:
 
#12
Got off plane at RAF Khormaksar,Aden,carrying greatcoat as per standing orders.
 
#13
the_boy_syrup said:
On the other side of the coin
Sirens went off and me being a bit pissed and thinking that it'll be like all the other daft a clock call outs i.e. done by 08:00 and back to normal stuck a pillow in his 58 pattern large pack
Once I had got it just right off I went
It was a long 5 days with just a pillow very cold too.......

:D TBS. a few of us caught like that on the odd occasion.
 
#14
Blimey this is taking me back when i was Junior Leader in 1987.

How did it all fit that awkward and useless '58 large pack? Wasn't it crap?
We were only issued with one water bottle and that had to last you your morning shave, wash and cleaning the dixies after cooking.
The most perverse part of this set up was that we were issued arctic ration packs! Nice if you like chocolate, but not very funny when attempting to reconstitute peas and mince on hankley common/minley manor. It rained, but there was distinct lack of snow. It was like eating lead shot. A real crap experience.
The CQMS must of been laughing his tits off.

They really did make us pack all sorts of nonsense. PT kit! I mean, whats all that about?
Do they still pack all that garbage in phase one training nowadays?
 
#15
Puttees - on just about every exercise inspite of everyone issued with DMS.

Everything to do with the QM's kit list being a laminated photocopy (circa 1978), that was duly copied for every subsequent year. Stopped when the incoming QM introduced MS Word in the late eighties!
 
#16
I recall, all those years ago, we were issued 4 pairs of socks and 3 of them were supposed to packed in our webbing ready for "Active Edge" crash outs. Same thing with shirts IIRC - issued 3 and 2 had to be in webbing. Good job we all had more kit than you could shake a shitty stick at.
 
#17
Inside the 58 pattern bum roll:

poncho
wooley pully
NBC suit (complete)
NBC boots

The bum roll ended up the thickness of a small log FFS!

Packing your washing and shaving kit, boot brushes etc into the kidney pouches. WTF?



:x :x :x :x :x

At least when 3SA came over the IGB I could have faced them with a fresh shave and clean boots - even if I didn't have any room in my webbing for extra ammunition or water!!!

:roll: :roll: :roll:

..and then watching the Bn 2ic loading his kit onto the CV - a pristine, empty set of webbing and a large civvie suitcase...

Rodney2q
 
#18
Blimey yes. Most of the above. I found a copy of my Active Edge packing list whilst cleaning out the garage with notes on it stating that certain soldiers hadn't packed spare laces in correct kidney pouch! FFS. Those were the days.

On another note, whilst on AT in southern germany one of the lads had packed some smart brown brogues and chinos into his bergan and forgotten his waterproofs. Only discovered when we were half way up a mountain and he went looking for the said waterproofs.
 
#19
REgards said:
On exercise in basic:

best of all, squeezing full NBC kit and poncho into that useless 58 pattern bum roll :x
Eeeh you had it cushy.
On exercise with 7 Field Force (turned into 19 Bde) we were instructed to have our NBC suits punched out and then packed into our mess tins.
Took a lump hammer but it was do-able (just)
Cheers
Scratch
 

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