Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by Rockhopperst4, Aug 27, 2006.

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  1. I need to get hold of a few bits and pieces of kit and its going to far easier to buy them than try and get to the stores (specialist unit you see).

    We were issued green tee shirts, most people got nice modern pertex style ones but i must be an odd size becasue i ended up with a massive cotton thing which almost comes down to my knees. Anyone know where i can buy the issue nylon/pertex tee shirts?

    I also need a longer plain green web belt. Mine is just a bit too short.


  2. msr

    msr LE

    Try the arrse shop

    Go back to the stores and ask - good luck!

  3. Rockhopperst4
    Can i ask what specialist unit you are in, as i am in one as well and we have dates set aside where we can change kit.

    One other thing if you are still doing basic they can get a bit funny if you are not using issue kit. I have found over the the years that the t shirts can be a bit on the long side.
  4. I think the issue T-shirts would work very well as a dress for your partner at mess functions. Just put your belt around her waist, and slip on the old Boots, Combat, High and your away.

    Nothing to wear my arrse.
  5. I'm with 170 (Infra Sp) Engr Gp RE at the moment based at Chilwell. I've only done my first selection weekend and we have just had the dates through for Part 1A

    All my kit will be issue, its just that i do tend to feel the heat and cotton tee shirts will just get wet and stay wet! Everyone else got a pertex shirt.

    I've had a look around the ARRSE shop but i couldnt see any shirts.
  6. Do you do all of your basic at chilwell or is that some where else, sorry if that sound like i bit of a bone question.
  7. Nope, all our sebsequent training will be at Grantham.
  8. You should be OK then they are not to bad changing kit up there. When you get there explain to one of the staff when you book in that you need to change some kit, with a bit of luck they might let you have some time on the Saturday morning to do it. I am only talking about when you are on the taffs weekend here and not your recruits course.
  9. Acroynm time! What does taffs mean?
  10. They are the weekends that lead up to recruits course. they where called taffs when i did it. They are probably called something else now, it was a few years ago.
  11. msr

    msr LE

    TAFS - TA Foundation Syllabus.

  12. Thats the one, thanks msr.
  13. Rightyho.
    I've got dates for Part 1A (two weekends although its not very clear if its 2 or 1 weekend) then Part 1B (10 days) then Part 1C (2 weeks).

    To be honest i'm not sure how its going to fit together. Work will let me have some time off but not so much so close together. We were initially told that part 1B would be eight days or four weekends which made it much more achievable.
  14. Yeah, when I was doing my phase 1 they weren't that strict on the issue t-shirts as long as they were green. I got my spares at Silverman's (although I'm sure you can get them cheaper elsewhere). I still wore the issue dress-length t-shirt for PT, but wore the ones I bought under my CS95 for everything else. A good place to find all you want is, I've got various bits and pieces from this website, very handy if you don't live or work near an army surplus store. Hope this helps.
  15. H3

    H3 LE

    Bin the extra long T shirt and get your own I suggest.