Jumpers with Combats?

#1
Granted this is not the most exciting thread, more of a request for information really...so here goes...

With the weather being slightly chilly at the moment, several of the Officers in my Regiment have taken to wearing jumpers over their Combats - myself included - now the RSM has decided that he doesn't like young Subbies doing this and has changed the Regt Dress Policy. I on the other hand quite like how it looks, and most of all would like nothing more than to piss off the RSM, so i guess my questions are:

Are there any rules againt wearing a jumper over Cbt 95, and if there are rules saying I can, where could I find them so I can tell the badge to ram it?

Answers on a postcard.....
 
#3
Since when has the RSM been able to tell officers what to wear? Adjutant's job. Part of an officer's JD is to dress differently to provide amusement to all and to annoy the Sgts Mess!
 
#4
Thats what I thought, but he's giving my SSM grief for not "keeping his subbies in order". So rock and a hard place really, I dont want my SSM in the shite but, I do want to annoy the Sgts Mess - one member in particular!
 
#5
I believe you will find the CO has the last word on this subject.
 
#6
I think that DPM collars sticking out of an OG wooly pully looks odd and should be avoided - why not wear a GS shirt under it instead? It looks more co-ordinated and stylish after all
 
#8
The-Daddy said:
I think that DPM collars sticking out of an OG wooly pully looks odd and should be avoided - why not wear a GS shirt under it instead? It looks more co-ordinated and stylish after all
Or your Officer pattern one...uber stylish and will get a definate rise from the Sgts mess!
 
#10
mab_1983 said:
Granted this is not the most exciting thread, more of a request for information really...so here goes...

With the weather being slightly chilly at the moment, several of the Officers in my Regiment have taken to wearing jumpers over their Combats - myself included - now the RSM has decided that he doesn't like young Subbies doing this and has changed the Regt Dress Policy. I on the other hand quite like how it looks, and most of all would like nothing more than to urine off the RSM, so i guess my questions are:

Are there any rules againt wearing a jumper over Cbt 95, and if there are rules saying I can, where could I find them so I can tell the badge to ram it?

Answers on a postcard.....
I bet you are a mega bloke!! Why be different? Whats wrong with wearing a smock/jacket? How do you expect your blokes to adhere to Dress Policy when you don't? You are displaying a typical sproggy "I'm a Lt" look at me type of attitude. C0CK!!
 
#11
Ronnie8781 said:
mab_1983 said:
Granted this is not the most exciting thread, more of a request for information really...so here goes...

With the weather being slightly chilly at the moment, several of the Officers in my Regiment have taken to wearing jumpers over their Combats - myself included - now the RSM has decided that he doesn't like young Subbies doing this and has changed the Regt Dress Policy. I on the other hand quite like how it looks, and most of all would like nothing more than to urine off the RSM, so i guess my questions are:

Are there any rules againt wearing a jumper over Cbt 95, and if there are rules saying I can, where could I find them so I can tell the badge to ram it?

Answers on a postcard.....
I bet you are a mega bloke!! Why be different? Whats wrong with wearing a smock/jacket? How do you expect your blokes to adhere to Dress Policy when you don't? You are displaying a typical sproggy "I'm a Lt" look at me type of attitude. C0CK!!
Nothing wrong with a Smock/Jacket as you say, but i thought Officers were supposed to be different? As for the typical sproggy "I'm a Lt" stuff, so what? You obviously have a chip on your shoulder about Subbies yourself, maybe you should meet the RSM to whom I referred.
 
#12
Ronnie8781 said:
mab_1983 said:
Granted this is not the most exciting thread, more of a request for information really...so here goes...

With the weather being slightly chilly at the moment, several of the Officers in my Regiment have taken to wearing jumpers over their Combats - myself included - now the RSM has decided that he doesn't like young Subbies doing this and has changed the Regt Dress Policy. I on the other hand quite like how it looks, and most of all would like nothing more than to urine off the RSM, so i guess my questions are:

Are there any rules againt wearing a jumper over Cbt 95, and if there are rules saying I can, where could I find them so I can tell the badge to ram it?

Answers on a postcard.....
I bet you are a mega bloke!! Why be different? Whats wrong with wearing a smock/jacket? How do you expect your blokes to adhere to Dress Policy when you don't? You are displaying a typical sproggy "I'm a Lt" look at me type of attitude. C0CK!!
My Battery wear a Pegasus as a battle honour from Arnhem. Dress regs state that it may only be worn on JHW, Service/No2 Dress, Blues and Mess kit. On that basis not only do I wear a jersey over C95 as often as I can, but I encourage the rest of the Bty to do the same. The honour is the Battery's, and I think it invidious to reserve its display for the officers.

On the other hand, I'm no longer a subbie shouting, "Look at me!". Maybe I am one of the C0CKs you're talking about, though.
 
#13
I have no chip on my shoulder, I agree that JH look OK over C95 however if Regt Dress Policy is not to wear them, why should you be any different to anyone else regardless of the RSM? Are you not suppose to be leading by example? Rather than try to p1ss the RSM off?
 
#14
I want to p1ss him off because he only decided to change the policy when officers began to put jumpers on. I agree with the leading by example, but being slightly different is good. Perhaps it is borne out of going through RMAS and having little chance to be different, so now when I supposedly can be - why not do it? And thus why should people try and stamp it out?

I like fas_et_gloria's post, but what does invidious mean?
 

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#15
The short answer is ask your Adjutant. What officers wear has got feck-all to do with the RSM - or your SSM for that matter.
 
#16
mab_1983 said:
I like fas_et_gloria's post, but what does invidious mean?
invidious \in-VID-ee-uhs\, adjective:
1. Tending to provoke envy, resentment, or ill will.
2. Containing or implying a slight.
3. Envious.
4. Wah!
 
#18
Officership Gentlemen = Command, EXAMPLE and Reponsibility - GROW UP!

You are duty bound to lead by example - so please do so - try to Pee of the RSM a man of many years service than yourself is just plain infantile - you should have more important things to worry about. Remember he set the dress regulations on behalf of the CO - break them and you are contravening a direct instruction from the CO on dress.

If your unit dress regs permit JHW over CS95 then by all means wear it if not then you shite out - simple as that - but lets not be childish about it.

I met a C0CK quiet recently within the Bde who wore JHW (complete with Pegasus flash) and I thought he looked OK if that was his units dress Regs - but he had an abismal taste in moleskins though maroon yuk! - no accounting for some tastes really. In fact I used to wear JHW over my junglies many years ago at Brecon - how times have moved on and so have I.

So gentlemen do what you are paid to do and LEAD BY EXAMPLE! and if you find you are bored and want to play games - then take to the playing field instead or I am afraid you are not doing you job as well as you should be - focus on the priorities in life - like your troops!

Cheers

P.S When I was a Pl Sgt it was customary for the CSM to tell the Pl Sgt of your Fcuk up and for yours truly to take said subbie round the back of the bike sheds for some attitude realignment - my how things have changed in this Army.
 
#19
Baz44 said:
I met a C0CK quiet recently within the Bde who wore JHW (complete with Pegasus flash) and I thought he looked OK if that was his units dress Regs - but he had an abismal taste in moleskins though maroon yuk! - no accounting for some tastes really.
:bow:
 
#20
Didn't see you down the Irish Bar later on though after work!!
You Royals can be such lightweights at times :)

Cheers
 
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