i was just wondering if if its only my unit or do others suffer from having completely obstructive/unhelpful NRPS? There I was in the SPSI's office the other day talking about on upcomming regional competition that we as a regt are putting a team in for and the fact that i though it would be a good idea for the TEAM to have some 30l bergens to use instead of using rocket packs as you can get more kit in them and they're more comfortable etc. Not being Inf we dont get the same scale of belt kit ie a belt, yoke an ammo pouch a utility pouch and a water bottle pouch ie crap for a patrol comp! Now i now from previous attempts that it would have been pointless to ask for the webbing scales to be made upto something sensible I mean this particular unhelpfull NRPS wouldn't even let 3 of us have two water bottles each when we went to KENYA for 6 weeks with the INF! Thefore baby bergens would be good! His original answer was predictably no you can use the side pouches you get with your bergen ( read combat handbag ) why should you be issued patrol bergens. You dont get two bergens, we never had them when i was Inf etc etc yawn . Ans coz its an f8ing patrol comp!! How do you get a 351 in a set of day sack? So as usual no sign of being asked if there was anything that the Q side could do to help us take part in said comp to uphold the honour of the regt etc!! one of my many gripes is we have 14 baby bergens in the STORE, we have a requirement for them for a regtl team on a Bde comp. I'm asking for these as a snco, why do I have to justify my self/argue the case for what i as one of the guys who'll be on the ground for the kit i think we need to what is essentially a civvy storeman who evidently thinks he runs the place and decides what equipment people are going to be ALLOWED to sign out. hells teeth I'm only asking for whats in the store, maybe thats the problem, , I thought that NRPS stores types were there to sort out what the TA ones can't achieve on a Tuesday etc and to support the unit! Have I missed the point do NRPS Stores people actually pay for all the kit that they store, or perhaps they get a bonus for whats left in the store? is it just too much to ask that they might actually be helpful instead of unhelpful and obstructive at the earliest opportunity? Perhaps THEY really do own all the gear in the store having paid for it out of their own extensive pockets.