Gentlemen, thank you in advance for your help and I apologise if this has been covered anywhere else, I've done my best to find the answer already but to no avail. After a period in the TA I will be shortly going to RMAS for a regular commision. During my time in the TA it was "discovered" that I have funny shaped feet and after numerous examinations by various Bn medical officers I was given a modest cheque and told to toddle off to buy some specialist footwear by the RAO. Now I can appreciate that RMAS staff take a dim view of people bringing their own kit and I am apprehensive (to say the least) about rocking up in a shiny pair of Alt-Bergs on my first day and being told in no uncertain terms to get to f*ck by my CSgt. The fact is however that standard issue boots, or even the Magnums that some people are issued for wide feet simply do not fit me. I'm not being a wimpy crap-hat, two army medical officers have attested to this and 3 years of smashed feet and blisters and biff-chits tell their own story. Basically my question is whether with proper paperwork (i.e a letters from my Bn medical officer and GP) I would be allowed to wear my specialist boots on field exercise or during long tabs/cft's etc. Cutting around camp and drill I could probably fit into some issue boots and get the old oxide tape out to stop the bleeding. Anyway thanks for your eagerly anticipated sage words of advice.