Kit Upon leaving the army

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Gdou9518

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Do u have to give all ur kit back or do u keep stuff like combats beret etc when leaving the army
 
#2
It depends on what reserve list you go onto, I currently have a 42" waist and own combat trousers with a 28" waist, now have a 46" chest, and my jackets are 36".

Medics tend to be recalled most.
 
#5
Render unto Caesar...

...only the stuff that you signed for. The rest he don't know about.
 
#7
AFAIK;
If you've done less than 4 years, everything is handed in.
If you've done more than 4 years, you hand in your respirator and any other Specialist clothing you have (overalls, dms boots), the rest is yours to keep.

Bear in mind it's been 2 years since I last worked clothing and tri-service regs may have changed, so best to double check with your stores clerks.
 
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AFAIK;
If you've done less than 4 years, everything is handed in.
If you've done more than 4 years, you hand in your respirator and any other Specialist clothing you have (overalls, dms boots), the rest is yours to keep.

Bear in mind it's been 2 years since I last worked clothing and tri-service regs may have changed, so best to double check with your stores clerks.
I read that u get a 1157 I think it's called what happends if u need. New hit do u exchange it and hand in the old stuff
 
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Gdou9518

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#10
Start next month Ino it's a long time until I actually hand my kit in but its something that I fought about last night and wanted to know
 
#11
Yes, you do.
 
#12
I've kept a few things from when I was in the army. Beret, stable belt, FV432, the usual.
 
#13
I'm amused that you haven't started yet but are already thinking about what happens when you leave. I'd focus on more short term goals, like passing basic first :)
 
#14
its something that I fought about last night and wanted to know
I had no idea it caused such strong feelings in people who haven't even started their service yet. Who did you fight?

I left the regular army in 1993, and the TA a few years later. I wore my boots till they fell apart, and am still getting good service out of a number of items, including sleeping bag (I do a lot of camping), vests ECW, and a fleece.

It's not issue kit, but my Norwegian shirts that I bought in the early 80s are still going strong.
 
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Gdou9518

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I'm amused that you haven't started yet but are already thinking about what happens when you leave. I'd focus on more short term goals, like passing basic first :)
I obviously am focusing on basic but like I said before just one of them things I want to know
 
#16
Hand it all in otherwise it sits in the corner of a wardrobe or in the attic and gathers shit loads of dust. Can't see how any of the issue kit would come in useful. I threw away my beret (non-issue) last year and it was all green and mouldy (a bit like I'm getting nowadays).
 
#17
I don't about today's army but they used to let you keep everything apart from big stuff you'd been issued with like 432's, I was even allowed to keep exactly the same haircut.
 
#18
I'm pleased to say that I handed back all my 1157 issued kit, and gave away all the accumulated buckshee stuff.

However, I wasn't searched at the guardroom on the way out, and I got clean away with a SOXMIS card. I hope the authorities in charge of gate security have bucked their ideas up in the mean time.

Cheers easy.
 
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