Pink slippers land colonel in hot water. Must be dress-down Friday

Discussion in 'Southern Africa' started by Whiskybreath, Nov 30, 2012.

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    Pretoria - The air force is taking disciplinary steps against a colonel who was photographed shopping during lunch hour while wearing full uniform – and bright pink slippers.

     
  2. No stranger to the pie counter there.
     
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  3. South African Defence Union national secretary advocate Pikkie Greeff said it was unacceptable that a soldier made a laughing stock of the whole army with such undisciplined behaviour.

    Judging by the size of that, the pink slippers would be the last thing to make the army a laughing stock.
     
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  4. Carrying that weight she'd need comfortable footwear.
     
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  5. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Seems to have escaped from the African soldier thread.
     
  6. Was there a medical reason for them being worn.
     
  7. This is the second time a SADF Col has been confused over their dress. Remember the CO who borrowed some medals. I take it this once proud and professional military now runs on more traditional tribal lines?
     
  8. Thunderbirds are Go(bese)
     
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  9. BAFF (admittedly Not A Union) has never yet criticised senior officers for wearing pink slippers.
     
  10. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Well, you need to get with the programme.

    Actually, I used to work for a lovely Argyll chappie who wore a pair of embroidered Regimental slippers. To be honest, I think only when he was in mufti.
     
  11. She's managed to make that uniform look like a sort of garage overalls /maternity wear, the out of shape disgusting mess.
    ****! the slippers are actually the best part of her ensemble.
     
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  12. No surprises there. I realised the final nail had been hammered into the coffin when I saw a brigadier slouching on a street corner picking his nose. If he'd had smaller hands he'd have been able to change his mind manually...
     
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  13. The word you seek is "bovine".
     
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  14. In the highest traditions of Air Forces the world over...
     
  15. Possibly similar to these, marketed by 'Shipton and Heneage':
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    ...which retail at £375, making them suitable for the dimmer younger son. I don't think Lt Col Ndayi bought hers from S & H.
     
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