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To spur or not to spur

#1
Hello all,

I'm a young medical officer trying to sort out my mess kit.

The only thing I'm stuck on is mess wellies- do RAMC officers wear spurs or not?

Thanks

SS
 
#5
SillySubby said:
Hello all,

I'm a young medical officer trying to sort out my mess kit.

The only thing I'm stuck on is mess wellies- do RAMC officers wear spurs or not?

Thanks

SS
If you have bought Mess Wellingtons, then you have done so in error. George Boots are worn with RAMC Mess Dress for 2Lt - Lt Col.

If you subsequently achieve the rank of Colonel, the pattern of RAMC, perhaps more accurately L/RAMC, Mess Kit changes - overalls become de rigeur and you can have your George Boots boxed for spurs, or, put your hand even deeper into your pocket and buy a pair of Mess Wellingtons!
 
#6
I have a pair of size 9 George boots that are in excellent condition should you wish to purchase a pair, you can hang onto your wellies in case you make Col.
 
#7
I heard tell of a male Capt QA Nursing Officer (now Lt Col) who attended a mess function wearing spurs, when faced with the statement "I didn't realise the QA's were mounted", alledgedly replied "Oh yes, most nights" (or words to that effect).

May well be an urban legend, but I like to think that the QA's are upto that sort of repartee.



Lyse
 
#8
I have also heard that the Medical Officers traditionally wore spurs (although it is not done now), as historically they were always mounted.

True or myth? Anyone else heard this?

FF.
 

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