Double Ration Rights

#1
Recently heard a duty rumour that soldiers over certain height are entitled to double rations can anyone confirm and give a reference as if this is true i intend to have some fun with the pay as you dine muppets
 
#4
Could this be seen as discrimination against soldiers below a certain height?


What about soldiers over a certain width?
 
#5
I last had double rations during the foot and mouth outbreak of 1968 (yes Henry is really that old) after being on haversack rations for three days.
 
#6
never heard of double rations based on height, and being both 6'6" and always looking for ways to exploit the system would probably know if such a rule existed. I used to demand my milk entitlement when I was under 18 though - don't know how that will work under PAYD (if it still exists these days).
 
#7
RE are entitled to double rations only in exceptional circumstances - i.e when thrashing in a bridge over an extended period of time. Have only ever had them once in my career although this may be because a) no one thought to apply for them or b) I usually just sit on my arrse :wink:
 
#8
We had double rations in Macedonia when we were puting in an Artillary shelter - I think we went three or four days without sleep, so we had a fourth meal in the night.
 
#9
My mate had double rations, 6 Foot Fcuk me and he said he had a chit. He went on to be some bit part player in a "Hollywood" production of - Harry Pitta, playing a big lumbering Jock alcoholic, who FCuking loved Kebabs, Not bright, but could lift heavy things. Now changed my name to Sedge_Ton_Wapper. That'l throw him.
 
#10
I don't know if a certain Irishman was entitled to double rations - I cant for the life of me remember his name, but he was huge - in 42 around 98/99ish.
 

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#11
Mate of mine ex coldstreams claims they all got it at 6' and 16 stone.
 
#12
most of us engrs just look we are on double rations :lol: :lol:
 
#16
Bootnecks are due two mens rations and rightly so!!

Sprog nods (Juniors) get to finish off the training teams Cow and fill up on blocks of unused butter to build their strength up

Delightful

TheGimp
 
#17
Would you really want double rations if you were in the field?

Dumping 'the load' after eating rat packs for even a couple of days can get pretty emotional - I dread to think what it'd be like with twice as much stuffed in there. Scarred for life, perhaps?
 
#19
Going through training in '92 we had a lad who was entitled to a longer bed and double rats as he was over the qualifying height of 6'4"
couldn't tell you what the current rules n regs are though
 
#20
smoojalooge said:
Recently heard a duty rumour that soldiers over certain height are entitled to double rations can anyone confirm and give a reference as if this is true i intend to have some fun with the pay as you dine muppets
Most of the knackers at Blandford deserve to be on half rations!
 

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