Para Fashion Parade

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Looking out of my office window these past 10 days I have hads 1 PARA wandering up and down. And very warry they look too.

But why do they all insist on wearing those silly DPM hats in the style of a 1950s Foreign Legionaire? In camp I might add. What is the point?

And why the attraction with the old style jungle trousers that went out in the late 80s. The new standard trousers appear a far superior item. Most of these boys would have been aged 6 when these were ceased to be issued.

And why the 58 pattern belt slung low on the hips like a fecking Dodge City gunfighter?
 
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:lol: lol :lol:
 
#4
same as the 7 para guys who pre deployment to Kuwait last year were seen in A'shot in their full dessies. Its called posing.
 

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HLS said:
Why not go and ask them instead of posting it here.
No, wait til I get there - I want to video the whole thing !

Not for evidencial purposes, just so's I can pi$$ myself laughing :twisted: :twisted:
 
#7
You are lucky it was 1 Para you saw posing...

3 Para mortars pose in a far different and far more explicit manner..

Isn't that right HLS :D
 
#8
Nowt wrong with dresses and high heels: :twisted:
As for what the Airborne forces wear.. so what? is it upsetting you dear boy.
As the other poster commented why not go and ask them...its very simple to do.

I wait for your witty retort with bated breath, however it will possibly go right over my AK hat and suspenders.

PS don't ask if he is a 3 PARA motarman I watched a WO2 get red eyed just for asking the way to the NAAFI.

[/quote]And why the attraction with the old style jungle trousers that went out in the late 80s. The new standard trousers appear a far superior item. Most of these boys would have been aged 6 when these were ceased to be issued
Funny that most the guys that pass my way still wear the old style.....shoot the holligans from H must be posing too.

I take it your at WD CAMP?
 
#9
Solution to your dilema Richard S is to get yourself some curtains in your office, prefebaly ones with Trumpton soldiers on coz they all look so smart and soldier like in there red tunics!

Then you can get on with shining your arse and doing what ever you do in your office more efficiently.

They may not be the smartest blokes, but they have cut the mustard when called upon just study a few Orbats from the not to distant past.

Deep down didnt they make you weak at the knees and proud to be British?

Im sure Nurse feels the same about those Airborne Gunners in there Desert DPMs
 
#10
nope just think they looked like prats.

yep alot of people did the job they get paid for 16 AA were'nt the only ones out there
 
#12
Hey nursey,
My son was in the middle of London with his desert gear on, He was dropping his wife of at hospital on his way to the airfield to fly out.Our lads don't usually have room in there gear for civies etc for posing .
 
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what i was talking about was pre op telic 1 when troops were only begining to leave for Kuwait when their Barracks was only up the road. And none of the other units down to go who had dessie kit were wearing it.

Am well aware of having no civvies and the necessity of traveling in desert kit when going to deploy or comming back. But wearing it down town weeks before you deploy?
 
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Nusre there was plenty of other regiments weeks after getting back from GW1 walking around Aldershot wearing desert kit..so what. but then again there are many soldiers walking around with jungel kit on years after comming out of the trees

7 RHA was on ready to move at very short notice. all unnessry kit would be stored in your followup bag one grip between two the rest would be boxed up and put in the stores. War figting trainning is not done two days before deployment. boots have to broken in admin sorted Weapons zeroed. You would look very silly wearing DBs with C95. ..............Although some did :oops:
 
#16
What about Ken in the 5s and II Paras acid tanks in there dungarees?

Now thats what I call a Para fashion parade!

Oh and Nursey
I also recall when the CMH was open that the Grey Mafia stalked in gaggles around the Shot with there capes on. Cant remember anyone dripping about them doing synthetic for Haloween.
 
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Harry_Webster said:
Solution to your dilema Richard S is to get yourself some curtains in your office, prefebaly ones with Trumpton soldiers on coz they all look so smart and soldier like in there red tunics!

Then you can get on with shining your arse and doing what ever you do in your office more efficiently.

Harry You are obviously a parachute trained gunner and therefore your opinion is worthless on what is adequate kit for the infantry soldier. Got no time for these badge-collecting corps types. Don’t take it personally, I have had the lowest opinion of 7 RHA ever since they screwed up the fire plan on Trumpet Dance 1/87 and dropped those nasty exploding smoke canisters on my FUP with me and my shiney arse in it. Tossers could not read a watch. The FOO was a thin chap with Harry Potter glasses.

In the late 80s they used to issue the old jungle trousers to us shiney arrsed COP troops in NI as they were fast drying – but that was in the days of comedy combats with pockets that would fall off at every opportunity. There is simply no excuse for it now.

Facts are that issue kit is now perfectly good. Yet certain units insist on gratuitous posing – much to the amusement of the 30 or so battalions who simply get on with the job without spending half an hour in front of a mirror each morning.
 
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The only arguement for the old style jungle trousers is that the weave on the material in smaller and tighter than the new issue trousers which is better for keeping the bugs out and means that they take wear and tear better!!

(God I have far too much useless knowledge stored in my head)
 
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RichardS said:
Facts are that issue kit is now perfectly good. Yet certain units insist on gratuitous posing – much to the amusement of the 30 or so battalions who simply get on with the job without spending half an hour in front of a mirror each morning.
............have you been and asked them yet?

OK, we hear what you say.............it was being said 20 odd years ago when I was in, and probably long before that............Para Regt posers blah blah blah.

The beef I have is that people snipe from the safety of the PC but would bottle out of walking up to someone and having it out with them face to face. If you find it amusing/annoying that these lads dress a certain way, so fcuk.........either go and tell them or get over it.
 
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