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HFH wrist bands banned in uniform???

#1
just heard off my mate that he's not allowed to wear his help for hero's wristband in his uniform and the regiment he's at have been given the bullshizzle that its in queens regs your not allowed to wear jewlery in uniform

now normally im a fan of no jewlery in uniform as it looks tacky and gay but a wrist band showing your support for the help for heros campaign???

anyone else heard of these being banned in uniform?
 
#2
H + S issues, as well as looking a bit fooking gay it can get caught in machinary. Does your "mate" also have hi-lights in his fluffy "look at me I'm a bit of a homo" haircut ?


8O
 
#4
the fact your a serving member of HMF in uniform shows you are a supporter anyway?
 
#5
Most people in my sqn wear the wristbands. If going on parade you just move them up arm slightly so they are covered by sleeve.
Then move them back down after parade. No one seems to have problem with this.
 
#8
Wear ém with civvies, I am pretty sure you can live without them during work time, so take ém off.

It´s hard enough to keep the little darlings from wearing tongue studs, etc. Without lads thinking it is exceptable to wear rubber bands around their wrists, no matter what the cause.

Most people only wear them to show other people they have donated anyway.
 
#9
#10
polar69 said:
...as well as looking a bit fooking gay
Very clearly the voice of someone who's not been on kinetic ops and had troops under their command killed or injured. If you had, and recognised the help these guys need, you'd know that Help for Heroes is, among many others, an absolutely outstanding charity.

I wear the wristband because it provokes discussion among friends and people I meet outside the military environment. Anything which raises the profile and helps injured soldiers is good in my book. Incidentally I've recently spoken to a number of 1* officers who have worn the HFH wristband, and I know several RSMs who have no problem with it being worn.

Why ignore your injured muckers and not raise the profile of a charity which is working its nuts off to help them? Its all about the moral component, and looking after our own. Maybe others don't think it worthwhile, but its a sad day when we stop looking out for each other.

Rant over.
 
#11
#12
I had the same problem with my afro wig, it's just not fair, why must we all look the same? How could my mummy tell me from a distance if I looked like everyone else?
 
#13
Dragstrip said:
Here's someone who has no problem with 'wear[ing] the distinctive wristband of the Help for Heroes charity' in uniform and, as Chief of the General Staff should lend at least some authority to others who intend to follow suit:

http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/d...ionalsuccessisdowntotheeffortsofourpeople.htm

Yes. But he also wears his combats like a grenade has just gone off in the washing machine. Do you suggest all the chaps follow suit too?


Wearing them looks gash and chavvy. As choccy frog says, some only wear them to show they've paid into it. Wearing uniform would suggest you support it by default.
 
#15
MacPherson said:
polar69 said:
...as well as looking a bit fooking gay
Very clearly the voice of someone who's not been on kinetic ops and had troops under their command killed or injured. If you had, and recognised the help these guys need, you'd know that Help for Heroes is, among many others, an absolutely outstanding charity.

I wear the wristband because it provokes discussion among friends and people I meet outside the military environment. Anything which raises the profile and helps injured soldiers is good in my book. Incidentally I've recently spoken to a number of 1* officers who have worn the HFH wristband, and I know several RSMs who have no problem with it being worn.

Why ignore your injured muckers and not raise the profile of a charity which is working its nuts off to help them? Its all about the moral component, and looking after our own. Maybe others don't think it worthwhile, but its a sad day when we stop looking out for each other.

Rant over.
Hear, Fcuking, Hear!
 
#16
Pronto_Mike_Uniform said:
MacPherson said:
polar69 said:
...as well as looking a bit fooking gay
Very clearly the voice of someone who's not been on kinetic ops and had troops under their command killed or injured. If you had, and recognised the help these guys need, you'd know that Help for Heroes is, among many others, an absolutely outstanding charity.

I wear the wristband because it provokes discussion among friends and people I meet outside the military environment. Anything which raises the profile and helps injured soldiers is good in my book. Incidentally I've recently spoken to a number of 1* officers who have worn the HFH wristband, and I know several RSMs who have no problem with it being worn.

Why ignore your injured muckers and not raise the profile of a charity which is working its nuts off to help them? Its all about the moral component, and looking after our own. Maybe others don't think it worthwhile, but its a sad day when we stop looking out for each other.

Rant over.
Hear, Fcuking, Hear!

Dont need to wear a puffy bit of rubber to show moral commitment or to say 'I look after my own'. Supporting the charity and showing you support the chairty are two quite different things and I feel a bit insulted that you suggest by not wearing one, you show a lack of commitment. Civvies yes, mil chaps..in uniform, no.
 
#17
MacPherson said:
polar69 said:
...as well as looking a bit fooking gay
Very clearly the voice of someone who's not been on kinetic ops and had troops under their command killed or injured. If you had, and recognised the help these guys need, you'd know that Help for Heroes is, among many others, an absolutely outstanding charity.

I wear the wristband because it provokes discussion among friends and people I meet outside the military environment. Anything which raises the profile and helps injured soldiers is good in my book. Incidentally I've recently spoken to a number of 1* officers who have worn the HFH wristband, and I know several RSMs who have no problem with it being worn.

Why ignore your injured muckers and not raise the profile of a charity which is working its nuts off to help them? Its all about the moral component, and looking after our own. Maybe others don't think it worthwhile, but its a sad day when we stop looking out for each other.

Rant over.
If you want to know how many tours I´ve done look at my medals, if you want to know how many mates I have lost don´t ask as I wont tell. If you want to know how much I give to charity steal my payslip/bank statement because, again, I will not tell.

If you want to raise awareness outside in civvie street, by all means wear your band, if you want to raise awareness in the military circle, how about a few posters, a lecture and a sponsored run? Go to it.
 
#18
Dragstrip said:
Here's someone who has no problem with 'wear[ing] the distinctive wristband of the Help for Heroes charity' in uniform:

http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/d...ionalsuccessisdowntotheeffortsofourpeople.htm

As Chief of the General Staff, who better to lend at least some authority to others who intend to follow his example by doing the same?
He is in the public eye and like a number of others is in aposition to get the cause seen on TV and other media outlets. I bet he didn't wear it at the Cenotaph.
 
#20
MacPherson said:
Without wanting to get into a did he, didn't he argument, I strongly suspect he actually did. He's deeply passionate about the charity.

And so he should be as the boss. Good on him.

Doesnt mean the rest of the proles have to look like they've just fallen out of a Glastonbury festival though does it?

One can support a charity without having to broadcast the fact with a chad valley bracelet.

Now if the bracelet was in the form of a nice Breitling Navitimer, thats a different matter....
 

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