Kit Problems Solved at a Stroke - Knit one, pearl one

#1
A stroke of genius: this will solve all our kit issue problems...

Army News Story

The Officers and Warrant Officers of 7 Armoured Brigade, known as 'The Desert Rats' are keeping out the winter chill on their operational tour to Iraq, by wrapping up in specially made 'Guernsey' sweaters.

It was the decision of the Commander of 7 Armoured Brigade, Brigadier Patrick Marriott, to commission a supply of the sweaters. The traditional fisherman's 'Guernsey', knitted with oiled wool, is renowned for its warmth and durability and is therefore ideal for winter conditions in Iraq. The military jumper is also linked back to the original item of clothing favoured by the Desert Rats in World War Two.
 
#2
im glad the rest of the toop's dont feel the cold it must be hell in ops and RHQ
 
#3
"The 'Guernsey' fosters the Brigade Commander's philosophy that 'we are all of one Company' and instils our desert heritage into today’s Officers and Warrant Officers."
Great to see that David Brent got a job with 7th Armd. Bde!
 
#5
I thought this kit used to be issue in the Western Desert? I've a photo of my father wearing one as a Platoon Commander in Libya, and there are plenty of photos of 8th Army personnel wearing them. Isn't there a picture of Stirling and Mayne modelling said garments?
 

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#7
Forget what happened in North Africa, these actually came about because CO Scots DG was sporting a rather impressive 'desert' coloured woolly pully in Batus this summer. Comd 7 Bde and several members of the HQ staff were rather taken with them...
 
#8
There was an officer cutting about Shaibah last year wearing a rather nice sandy-coloured woolly pully with suede patches...

I may get one of these if invited on another one of Bliar's adventures - WWII aircraft mechanic stylee jumper:

 
#10
ViroBono said:
There was an officer cutting about Shaibah last year wearing a rather nice sandy-coloured woolly pully with suede patches...

I may get one of these if invited on another one of Bliar's adventures - WWII aircraft mechanic stylee jumper:








I think Blair has already got plans for some more adventures mate ,maybe Iran this time
 
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