Union Flag flashes

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There is a rumour that a directive has been issued by LAND authorising Army Cadets to wear Union Flag flashes on their uniforms, can anyone confirm??
 
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This is stupid. We're short of the silly things in regs/TA as it is. It's just another badge that cadets' parents have to sew onto their uniforms.
 
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army_of_1 said:
This is stupid. We're short of the silly things in regs/TA as it is. It's just another badge that cadets' parents have to sew onto their uniforms.
I'd imagine they would be better off sewing up young Tommy's bottom, thus stopping unwanted adult instructor inteference.
 
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Actually the Union flag comes sewn to the kit as standard; the manufacturers, Coneen Watts and Stone, make their kit with flags already on (in the wrong place, but hey ;) ). This directive reflects this, so that cadets don't have to remove them, and will also crush the myth that these denote membership of the Regular or Territorial Army. They are only there to distinguish British forces (inc. cadets) from those armies who wear our uniform because HM government sold it to them despite our own army being short.
 
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Do the ACF get issued CS95 now (no not a WAH)? Just thought they had to purchase their own.
 
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loaded_not_ready said:
Do the ACF get issued CS95 now (no not a WAH)? Just thought they had to purchase their own.
Well as far as i'm aware, the cadets (ACF) in general have to buy their own kit.
If they have a freindly regular army unit close by who's willing to pass on bukshee kit then they take it onto some sort of account to stop the nasty QM selling it on!
:D
 
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army_of_1 said:
This is stupid. We're short of the silly things in regs/TA as it is. It's just another badge that cadets' parents have to sew onto their uniforms.
maybe your rqms should demand more then..
todays acf cadet is tomorrows reg-ta soldier...
 
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We (ACF) get issued everything bar boots/webbing/bergen/gucci kit.

Issued Kit
C95s (Pants/Shirt)
Lightweight pants
Lightweight shirt (x2)
Working belt
Combat jacket
Beret
Cap badge
Woolen pull-over
Brassard
 
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Rfn_Warrior said:
We (ACF) get issued everything bar boots/webbing/bergen/gucci kit.

Issued Kit
C95s (Pants/Shirt)
Lightweight pants
Lightweight shirt (x2)
Working belt
Combat jacket
Beret
Cap badge
Woolen pull-over
Brassard
I stand corrected! Is that the same for every ACF unit/county?
:?
 
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Nah, my old mob were never issued 95 shirts, we had to buy our own. As far as I know, that's still the case (I left about a year and a half ago)
Oh, and we got three OG shirts.

Kinda blows that theory out the water, eh?

Edited to add- we were also ordered, on pain of a severe bollocking, to remove any union jack badges attached to any items of clothing, although a few people had them, due to apathetic instructors. Personally, I'm all for the ACF TRF thing- would cut down on so much b0llocks and getting mistaken for real soldiers...

Now I'm in the big boys, it grips my sh*t to see cadets trying to get away with things like this, but back when I was a wee cadet, it was all the rage.
 
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Rfn_Warrior said:
We (ACF) get issued everything bar boots/webbing/bergen/gucci kit.

Issued Kit
C95s (Pants/Shirt)
Lightweight pants
Lightweight shirt (x2)
Working belt
Combat jacket
Beret
Cap badge
Woolen pull-over
Brassard
No trousers then? :wink:
 
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I know marine cadets have been allowed them on shirts supplied with them as too many where getting damaged by cadets trying to get rid of them.
 
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noliveroundsemptycasespr said:
army_of_1 said:
This is stupid. We're short of the silly things in regs/TA as it is. It's just another badge that cadets' parents have to sew onto their uniforms.
Shouldn't they sew it on themselves??Mummy wont do it later. :D :?
Is the ACF like the scouts, do they get a sewing badge?????


Stilts
 
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special request only
 
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Hugh_Jardon said:
Nah, my old mob were never issued 95 shirts, we had to buy our own. As far as I know, that's still the case (I left about a year and a half ago)
Oh, and we got three OG shirts.

Kinda blows that theory out the water, eh?

Edited to add- we were also ordered, on pain of a severe bollocking, to remove any union jack badges attached to any items of clothing, although a few people had them, due to apathetic instructors. Personally, I'm all for the ACF TRF thing- would cut down on so much b0llocks and getting mistaken for real soldiers...

Now I'm in the big boys, it grips my sh*t to see cadets trying to get away with things like this, but back when I was a wee cadet, it was all the rage.
Times change! We've only recently started being issued shirts.
 
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