Support Our Troops Wrist Band

#1
I recently saw a rather lovely young woman wearing one of these fashionable charity wrist bands but it was in DPM and had Support our Troops on it. Any ideas where these are available from?
 
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#3
Don’t waste your time.
It’s nothing but chav excrement.
Chav kids use these wrists bands to signal their sexuality and availability, celebrities use them to make themselves look caring.
You don’t need a bit of plastic to support our troops or any other cause.
 

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#4
Joker said:
I recently saw a rather lovely young woman wearing one of these fashionable charity wrist bands but it was in DPM and had Support our Troops on it. Any ideas where these are available from?

Did a quick Google. Here apparently.
 

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#5
Bugger. Sorry Beebs, you beat me to it (Damn you cider addled SFD reflexes!!)
 
#6
Goku said:
Don’t waste your time.
It’s nothing but chav excrement.
Chav kids use these wrists bands to signal their sexuality and availability, celebrities use them to make themselves look caring.
You don’t need a bit of plastic to support our troops or any other cause.
Unless of course the cash generated is going to a charity that will actively and physically support our troops and their families in which case buy one for each arm.....

Beebs :)
 

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#8
Edited to add that it's MY reflexes that are cider befuddled ;-)
 
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#9
blessed baby cakes said:
Goku said:
Don’t waste your time.
It’s nothing but chav excrement.
Chav kids use these wrists bands to signal their sexuality and availability, celebrities use them to make themselves look caring.
You don’t need a bit of plastic to support our troops or any other cause.
Unless of course the cash generated is going to a charity that will actively and physically support our troops and their families in which case buy one for each arm.....

Beebs :)
Good point, but surly you can make a donation to whichever charity you support without the need for a wrist band?

Me cynical?
I’ve just heard too many horror stories of these wrist bands being sold and the seller pocketing the money.
 
#10
Goku said:
blessed baby cakes said:
Goku said:
Don’t waste your time.
It’s nothing but chav excrement.
Chav kids use these wrists bands to signal their sexuality and availability, celebrities use them to make themselves look caring.
You don’t need a bit of plastic to support our troops or any other cause.
Unless of course the cash generated is going to a charity that will actively and physically support our troops and their families in which case buy one for each arm.....

Beebs :)
Good point, but surly you can make a donation to whichever charity you support without the need for a wrist band?

Me cynical?
I’ve just heard too many horror stories of these wrist bands being sold and the seller pocketing the money.
Me too and I agree, WE can make direct payment to charities of our choice, but it's passing trade that can make the difference, fashion accessory at £1.99 a pop with 50% to the charity producing them x the number of hippie kids who love to be seen in DPM = revenue

BUT as I said, would be nicer to know WHO is benefiting from the sale first....

Beebs
 
#11
Why not an Arrse wristband?

However I feel we may have missed the opportunity.

I have it on good authority (my 7 year old daughter) that "those bands are gay and so last month dad, get with the programme!"

JB68 feeling much older now :-(

also,
my unit has banned them, CSM's being told to clamp down on "body adornments" including the above mentioned plus any visible piercings(tongue).
 
#12
A guy at work has a "Support Our Troops" wristband. He's getting me one (although my main charity is the Poppy Appeal), and a happy side-effect of them is that they drive lefties and soap-dodgers nuts.

I implore you all to get one to make Guardian readers tut-tut and splutter into their free-trade cappuccino.

V!
 
#14
Vegetius said:
A guy at work has a "Support Our Troops" wristband. He's getting me one (although my main charity is the Poppy Appeal), and a happy side-effect of them is that they drive lefties and soap-dodgers nuts.

I implore you all to get one to make Guardian readers tut-tut and splutter into their free-trade cappuccino.

V!
Whats wrong with been a leftie and supporting our troops? Whats wrong with been an Infantryman and been a leftie?

Or are you just a stereotyping misfit with the brain of a torygraph reader
 
#15
I think V was implying that if anyone were to be offended by these amazing wristbands, the chances are good that they would be - by any rational definition - lefties!

I'm a Grauniad reader and I'm getting one! :D
 
#16
Correct me if I am wrong but certain units already produce their own wristbands. I am sure I've members of the RWF sporting them around Aldershot.
 
#17
Silvester said:
Correct me if I am wrong but certain units already produce their own wristbands. I am sure I've members of the RWF sporting them around Aldershot.
Surely made from their dead budgies rather than plastic, and with a cute little black ribbon.
 
#18
Whats wrong with been a leftie and supporting our troops?
Because, as a rule, they don't do they? Or is the cuddly working-man's rag The Daily Mirror not publishing mocked-up photos of our troops anymore? Is our allegedly left-of-centre government supporting them too? Not that I've noticed recently. What of the BBC? Hmmm. Etc etc.

For the record I don't read the Tory-graph (well, for the rugby coverage occasionally), neither am I a Tory. Centre Right Libertarian? Yes. "Conservative?" No.

I'm sure there are a few left-of-centre supporters of the armed services. I've yet to meet many, but I'm sure they're out there.

Thankyou and good morning.

V!
 
#19
I note that the first link that Beebs supplied was actually the wholesaler. So the whole point of where the money goes is irrelevant. Your PRI could stock them to sell at the rather frequent families days (!) to support your regiment charity or in support of ABF, RBL and so on.

Thanks Beebs, that was the exact band that I saw.
 
#20
Wristbands? Jesus, no!
 

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