Name tapes

#1
Apparently name tapes are permitted in my lads unit and he wants to use my old ones. Trouble is I can't remember which side they go on?

TIA

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#9
And when he exchanges his top or leaves, who will unpick the name tags?

What about the reissue, stitch holes where it has been...

Don't do it.
 
#10
Is it 'permitted' or 'required'?

To be honest, I'd find either odd. Units tend not to do 'mixed' where some do some don't, so it's generally all or nobody.

Cadets tend not to use name tags because:
a) It costs money, of which the ACF has little, and doesn't like to pass the cost on to it's cadets for the sake of it.
b) Cadets mainly recycle kit, with everyone issued a new set to begin with, but generally recycling older kit once they outgrow it. That's why they use brassards over sewing badges straight to kit like the army would.
c) Apparently there's a child protection issue with members of the joe public knowing the cadets' names from looking at them. (Clarification?)
 
#11
And when he exchanges his top or leaves, who will unpick the name tags?

What about the reissue, stitch holes where it has been...

Don't do it.
******* hell who shit on your "flakes"?

Its 95 kit which is out of issue, im sure a few stich holes won't matter. I will probaly use my old 95's as shit paper.
 
#12
******* hell who shit on your "flakes"?

Its 95 kit which is out of issue, im sure a few stich holes won't matter. I will probaly use my old 95's as shit paper.
Oh, stating the obvious or disagreeing, is because someone shitted on my flakes?
 
#16
Possible, can't see why you are kicking off about stich holes though will make little diffrence to the serviceabilty of the uniform.
Ok, I will list the reason, but in no order;

Who will pay for the names?
If self, will all be able to afford them?
Will the other detachments also have them?
ACF kit is reissued after a suitability inspection and laundry
Extra work for the above, or making the uniform US.

And of course the Q, why do they need the names on the kit?

Far better things to spend money on (Good KFS & Mug, Boots, Bergen, bungees, bush hat to name a few)
 
#17
I see your points however if the cadets are paying for the name tages themselves, I really can't see an issue. Plus, when they leave they take the tags off, it ain't that hard and can't see it doing any damage at all.

However this is your subject area, I'll leave you to it.
 
#18
#19
I see your points however if the cadets are paying for the name tages themselves, I really can't see an issue.
The issue is that half the kids at some units are from properly pikey families where their issue uniform makes up 40% of their wardrobe, and buying thigns like boots (which they NEED) is enough of a drama for the family without having to shell out for stupid pointless nametags which achieve nothing.

And unless you want your unit looking properly gash, it's an everybody-or-nobody situation, and nobody is a hell of a lot easier than everybody.
 
#20
And unless you want your unit looking properly gash, it's an everybody-or-nobody situation, and nobody is a hell of a lot easier than everybody.
Agreed, if I saw a cadet detachment and some had name tags but others didn't I'd go ******* mental. Windmilling into the ranks like a squaddie trying to fight his way out of a Greek brothel. If I got near the AI I'd properly put the nut on them, before hissing through gritted teeth, that their shower of cnuts were laying ginger wheelspins all over the country that my dead grandfather fought for.
 

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