I joined the ACF in 1971. I was issued battledress, KF shirt and a brown woolly pully without epaulettes or patches. Wtf?why is the Brigadier's woolly pully without epaulettes? It looks arse.
They are indeed Steven. Once they were wet, they stayed wet, a bit like the socks of the time.Are those green woollen gloves?
Oh the flashbacks - the horror. Agggghhh I need a lie down.
I got my boots - High leg around 1992! Was in putties and DMS until then! Mind you, I am RAF and we get everything later...Still got my putties somwhere! I was also wearing OG trousers and shirt in 1997/98. That was standard working dress on the "Wing"!Boots DMS and putties would help the 70s vibe, there are lots of old gits who can point you in the right direction, they add a certain 'Britishness' and the govement were too cheap to give us US style combat boots until the mid-late 1980s
- edit, actually they're wearing gaters, I'm not that old, putties v gaters in the 1970s? As its for UNIT I'd go with gaters anyway
LIghtweights. The terminally **** poseurs would lay out their combats on the vehicle park and give them a good going over with a stiff broom and a solution of hot water and bleach.The mongs that cared about it would send one set to the laundry each week as the colour became lighter each time they were washed, which they reckoned made them look like 'old timers'.
You weren't to know but you picked out the two guys who are both no longer with us. The guy on the left was killed in 1981 in South Armagh. The other guy passed away just before the turn on the century. Cancer I think.That idle man on the left, what do you feckin think you are doing? You, ginger second right, splendid tash and sidies, carry on......