Issue razor, toothbrush etc.

#1
Are razors still issued? If you break or lose your razor in the field how are you supposed to get a replacement?

Historically they were issued along with other personal items, I have a WWII dated soap box and did once have a WWII dated shaving brush, (both bought from antique shops I hasten to add - I'm not that old!)

Same goes for razor blades....

Just a thought.. :)
 

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#2
As a crow I was issused wash bag (roll) and, razor with blades toothbrush. all with the WD crow,s foot. That was Sep 76.
 
#7
In 79 you just got the washing kit roll no contents.
If your washing and shaving kit got lost or used up in the field you ordered it from the sqimps (SQMC) during replen. Along with beer, fags and Mars bars.
That's how the H/Cav did it anyway.
 
#8
the_butler said:
In 79 you just got the washing kit roll no contents.
If your washing and shaving kit got lost or used up in the field you ordered it from the sqimps (SQMC) during replen. Along with beer, fags and Mars bars.
That's how the H/Cav did it anyway.
So does the CQMS/SQMS make unit purchases or does he get them through the system?
 
#11
EX_STAB said:
the_butler said:
In 79 you just got the washing kit roll no contents.
If your washing and shaving kit got lost or used up in the field you ordered it from the sqimps (SQMC) during replen. Along with beer, fags and Mars bars.
That's how the H/Cav did it anyway.
So does the CQMS/SQMS make unit purchases or does he get them through the system?
He used to go to the shops buy the stuff add the sqn % and his date of birth then sell them to us. A good SQMC could anticipate supply & demand some even circulated rental skin mags. :roll:
 
#12
Apo - logies for digging up a Medieval Thread but does anyone have a picture of their Double Edged Razor broken down in Parts ready for a kit inspection? I have zero pictures from Basic, couldn't get away with a Polaroid back then : )
 
#13
#16
yeah but I think they were a quid each on ex.
yet another CQMS being jack with a touch of ripping the boys off aswell. some things never change then!
 
#17
yet another CQMS being jack with a touch of ripping the boys off aswell. some things never change then!
Along with a quid each (and up) for one single cigarette? No one forced them to buy :)
 
#18
One of our lads had a 'Rolls' razor........................
every morning we got this 'clack,clack,clack' as he sharpened the bloody thing....we never got issued with a soap box........
I have just today sold my private one (brass nickel plated) to a 're-enactor'!!!!!
 

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