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regs for wearing uniform out of hours?

#1
i'm gonna sound like a real walt here but...what are the regs for wearing uniform out of hours these days? :oops:

when i were a lad we weren't allowed to do it because we might get potshots from the boys. it STILL grates coming out of my house and walking to the car in uniform! :cry:

anyway, another guy at cadets wants to go on a civvie training course in uniform to save time as he has to go to cadet training in the evening. 8O trying to convince him otherwise. just wondering if there is a rule i can show him (apart from the "you'll look like a twat" rule!) so he will realise it's probably best o go on his civvie course in civvies and carry the uniform in a bag. :p
 
#3
MG

Guidlines for cadet force staff is "Uniform is to be worn when on duty and travelling to and from duties only " as per December directive from HQ UK Land .

Why don't you tell him to go through the correct channels
ie:ask his CEO
who I am sure will tell him if you are not travelling to/from or on ACF business then the uniform wearing is against that land directive.

also tell him to stop being a sad walter and that actions like his proposed wearing of uniform gives the rest of us a bad name

regards

pimp
 
#4
tell him that he is one step away from buying replica medals to wear on his uniform while on his civvie training course, which is one step away from going to Remembrance day pretending to be a Falklands vet which is a stumble away from being outted in local and national newspapers for being a super sad and totally disrespectful walt.
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
#5
Just tell him that there is a directive from Land stating that all ACF instructors found wearing uniform outside of ACF training time are to be doused in petrol and burnt as the walting cnuts they are.

That should do the trick.
 
#6
It is common sense not to wear your uniform longer than needed.

I think it is probably for insurance reasons as well, if you are wearing it outside of duty and gets injured, you cannot claim on the RFCA insurance policy.
When wearing it (for right reasons) you are covered from your home to place of duty and on camp as well also the uniform gives you exemption from firearm regulation, as you cannot have a military weapon in Civvies, without written permission from a senior Officer.

you can get changed at the detachment, I do that occasionally when it is impossible to get changed at work or Home, then I get changed in a suitable lockable room as I always insist that Cadet must make an effort to appear in Uniform and I should lead by example.

This Gentleman could do the same, lead by example by acting with propriety and common sense, Civvies do pick up on walty behavior rather quickly, if you dress normally you don't stick out, its all about dressing according to the occasion.
 
#7
The_Duke said:
Just tell him that there is a directive from Land stating that all ACF instructors found wearing uniform outside of ACF training time are to be doused in petrol and burnt as the walting cnuts they are.

That should do the trick.
oh and you saying that there are no Walts in the TA and the Regular Army then ?

I don't think the ACF has exclusive rights to Walty behavior, TA and Regs have been guilty of the same.

I got the feeling that you have never met a good AI yet hence your negative views on these instructors, I suggest you take thing in perspective and chill out , there more important things in life to worry about.
 
#9
massivegeoff said:
another guy at cadets wants to go on a civvie training course in uniform to save time as he has to go to cadet training in the evening. 8O trying to convince him otherwise.
Your "friend" is one of two things:

A) So stupid he can't see the Security and Public Image problems this would cause himself and the ACF, in which case he shouldn't be allowed near children, or

B) A walt, in which case he shouldn't be allowed near children.

FFS, where do you recruit these halfwits from? :x
 
#10
semper said:
The_Duke said:
Just tell him that there is a directive from Land stating that all ACF instructors found wearing uniform outside of ACF training time are to be doused in petrol and burnt as the walting cnuts they are.

That should do the trick.
oh and you saying that there are no Walts in the TA and the Regular Army then ?

I don't think the ACF has exclusive rights to Walty behavior, TA and Regs have been guilty of the same.

I got the feeling that you have never met a good AI yet hence your negative views on these instructors, I suggest you take thing in perspective and chill out , there more important things in life to worry about.
At least whilst in the Army/TA you are actually serving.

Maybe if cadets want to continue to wear TRF/uniform around in public they can have their own capbadge and a uniform change to... oh I don't know... an orange boiler suit or something? Could be a danger to themselves otherwise.
 
#11
semper said:
The_Duke said:
Just tell him that there is a directive from Land stating that all ACF instructors found wearing uniform outside of ACF training time are to be doused in petrol and burnt as the walting cnuts they are.

That should do the trick.
oh and you saying that there are no Walts in the TA and the Regular Army then ?

I don't think the ACF has exclusive rights to Walty behavior, TA and Regs have been guilty of the same.

I got the feeling that you have never met a good AI yet hence your negative views on these instructors, I suggest you take thing in perspective and chill out , there more important things in life to worry about.
Eh Ba?

Wha Se?



CALM DOWN ! Eh! Eh! CALM DOWN!
 
#12
So, this throbber wants to save 10 minutes max getting changed into kit...

I'm sure there's a name for this kind of bloke, can anyone refresh my memory?
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
#13
semper said:
The_Duke said:
Just tell him that there is a directive from Land stating that all ACF instructors found wearing uniform outside of ACF training time are to be doused in petrol and burnt as the walting cnuts they are.

That should do the trick.
oh and you saying that there are no Walts in the TA and the Regular Army then ?

I don't think the ACF has exclusive rights to Walty behavior, TA and Regs have been guilty of the same.

I got the feeling that you have never met a good AI yet hence your negative views on these instructors, I suggest you take thing in perspective and chill out , there more important things in life to worry about.
Quite right. I have never met a good one yet. I would certainly never spend time with they planning joint exercises, providing them with shed loads of blank and the LSWs to put it through, the rations to feed them with, the transport to get them around the area or anything like that.

I think that they are all cnuts, dont I, Static Line Pimp?

Chill out Postie - there is no way to defend someone attending a civvie course in kit just because he thinks it is easier than taking a bag with him.
 

The_Duke

LE
Moderator
#14
semper said:
It is common sense not to wear your uniform longer than needed.

I think it is probably for insurance reasons as well, if you are wearing it outside of duty and gets injured, you cannot claim on the RFCA insurance policy.
When wearing it (for right reasons) you are covered from your home to place of duty and on camp as well also the uniform gives you exemption from firearm regulation, as you cannot have a military weapon in Civvies, without written permission from a senior Officer.

you can get changed at the detachment, I do that occasionally when it is impossible to get changed at work or Home, then I get changed in a suitable lockable room as I always insist that Cadet must make an effort to appear in Uniform and I should lead by example.

This Gentleman could do the same, lead by example by acting with propriety and common sense, Civvies do pick up on walty behavior rather quickly, if you dress normally you don't stick out, its all about dressing according to the occasion.
If you are not on duty, then you could be wearing uniform, a pink tutu or feck all other than a smile and you would still not be covered....BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ON DUTY!

Wearing uniform does not give any form of exemption from firearm regulation, otherwise everyone could go to a surplus shop instead of getting a firearm licence!
 
#16
Semper ,semper,semper......

don't get you knickers in a twist............

Look postie get past your obviously well intentioned defence of all things ACF in this instance and see it for what it is

not fcuking on......................................................................

On your other question The Duke and 4 PARA actually do loads for their affiliated cadet units mine being one of them ,and no before you start it's not the maroon mafia sticking together it's actually fact .

Allthough being an ex airborne gunner the 4 Para lads have attempted to offer me sweets and groom me as oppose to the cadets at every opportunity....... :cuddle:

And yes this bloke should be doused with petrol and set light to he's walting plain and simple ...........
I personally will be quite happy to deny him the use of my urine to put him out. :x

How mant TA /REG bods do you see going to non military events in uniform out of hours ????????????????? :?

I will tell you how many,

NONE..................................

so why should this swinger boost his obviously dubious ego by wearing his uniform no doubt replendent with no ACF tabs ,daglo stripes and including the TRF's of the third shock army plastered all over it.............................

to a non military course ?

Duke this doesn't mean we will be swopping spit in the showers and taking long lingering walks together....................... :wink:

end of mission

Pimp
 
#18
static-line-pimp said:
Allthough being an ex airborne gunner the 4 Para lads have attempted to offer me sweets and groom me as oppose to the cadets at every opportunity....... :cuddle:

Duke this doesn't mean we will be swopping spit in the showers and taking long lingering walks together....................... :wink:
I'd stay out of green houses and away from motarmen if I was you, bud... :wink:
 

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