Hair length for new recruits

#1
Was reading through my documents I recieved from the ACO and it says new recruits are not allowed skinheads and the shortest length allowed is a no.3 on the top and no.2 on the sides. I always thought you were allowed skinheads? Anyone know why this is? Seems bit harsh on us lads who wanna keep the hairdoo short.
 
#2
They are correct, No skinheads. You want to look smart and professional, not like an England football hooligan or BNP/C18 Member
 
#4
Apparently soldiers have to be prepared to look like civvies in 'normal' life.
If your dead skinny with a skin head you can look like a thug or fit a stereotype of drug user. So its more for public perception. More to the point why couldn't I have long sideburns when I was a soldier?
 
#5
As time goes on, you can shave your head. Although not allowed as such, once at your unit it is more tolerated than anything else. I keep mine shaven in now, but in phase 1 and 2? No chance.
 

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#7
"Slightly ginger"?









You're a gwa :)
 
#9
No skinheads, I turned up my first day at basic with a decent short back n sides. Then they marched us all down to the barbers for number 2 all over.

And we had to pay for it!
 
#10
baz1986 said:
But I'm a slightly ginger t**t! the pain! the pain!
Slightly ginger is still ginger you either are a gwa or you aren't and for all those strawberry blondes, et al out there yes your ginger too

as far as hair length goes although in the dim and distant past I had a similar letter prior to going to the Depot, got there nice and tidy very similar to 3 on top and 2 at the sides, to be sat in a chair on arrival and scalped by sweeny todd.
 
#11
I say slightly ginger because I'm in denial. It is my bastard dads fault, why did that prat have to be a ninja. Mite just wear a turban? Could I get away with that>
 
#12
Yes as long as you put the appropriate religion on the form
 
#13
baz1986 said:
I say slightly ginger because I'm in denial. It is my fatherless dads fault, why did that prat have to be a ninja. Mite just wear a turban? Could I get away with that>
You would habe to grow a big ginger beard tho!!!!
 
#17
young_lofty said:
As time goes on, you can shave your head. Although not allowed as such, once at your unit it is more tolerated than anything else. I keep mine shaven in now, but in phase 1 and 2? No chance.
For some of us it happens naturally!
 
#18
Suedehead said:
If you were a rasta, do you reckon youd be able to keep your dreads on the basis of religious needs?!
Well, I have heard of a rasta who joined the army and was allowed to keep his locks (religion reasons)
 
#19
Fcuk it I'm goin shaven head to my enlistment and be a rebel recruit, I'd rather take a few beatings at basic than live with ginger hair. I want a life without gingerness. the only ginger celebrity I know of is Chris Evans and he is just a ******.....
 
#20
baz1986 said:
Fcuk it I'm goin shaven head to my enlistment and be a rebel recruit, I'd rather take a few beatings at basic than live with ginger hair. I want a life without gingerness. the only ginger celebrity I know of is Chris Evans and he is just a *.....
Er, you're there for 14 weeks, it'll grow back and you'll be back in the same position as an outed ginger person. Shaving it won't fool anyone, why break rules before you arrive, surely there will be plenty of time to get into trouble later on.

Oh Damian Lewis from band of brothers is ginger and my girlfriend fancies him.
 

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