Why am I getting a twitching in my pants......
Most of the pouches are a bit small for the camera, however, the respirator pouch can carry a DSLR and two Sony Nex 3 with room to spareI have an old dpm goretex jacket I use for dogwalking in the cold and wet, it has enough pockets for what I need and keeps me dry enough until the faithful hound decides he's had enough and wants to go home. I did wear it to work one did during a somewhat prolonged and persistent deluge, got stopped crossing the car park by a senior NCO (I work in a dual civvy/military establishment, not in the UK but with similar ideals) who demanded to know why I was wearing that and where I got it from. My response was to point to the sky and the fact I was still dry, and that I "must have forgotten to hand it back to the nice man in stores". He was going to have words until someone pointed out it wasn't the same pattern as the stuff they were issued.
I will admit to having purchased a couple of French Norwegian shirts (bit of a contradition but you know what I mean) for a fiver each from a surplus store last time I was in the UK, brand new unissued and they some in handy working in the garden in the cooler periods. I was looking for some dark blue RAF working shirts but they didn't have them in stock at the time, they were really comfortable and managed to hide most of the oil and grease stains.
As I also like a bit of photography I was looking at picking up one of the vest/pouches combinations, I can pad out the pouches a bit to carry lenses but around here they not selling the pukka surplus stuff, just the "looks like but with cheaper materials" and I don't trrust them as much.
Most of the pouches are a bit small for the camera, however, the respirator pouch can carry a DSLR and two Sony Nex 3 with room to spare
Like wot he sed, in this extract from advice for those applying for the "Barbados Welcome Stamp", available to those wishing to work from home, for an initial 12 month period, in the Windies rather than the UK because of the pandemic:I stepped off the plane in Barbados wearing a rather fetching pair of military style cargo shorts.
I laughed when the customs/immigration fellow told me I couldn't leave the airport until I changed out of them.
Mr customs didn't laugh though, he was serious as a big black serious thing.
Apparently any form of camo kit is verboten, regardless of how on trend it may (or not) be.
I think all the volumes of the "Bisley Bible" have paragraphs about not wearing uniform unless in the military.. Odd bits of mil kit are OK, but not "full ensemble" and certainly not wearing badges or ranks..An improvement of shirts scratchy - no doubt about it.
Shooting at Bisley put me off wearing anything combat for life - loads of old fat lads in MTP and they just look daft. I get all embarrassed for them.
Same in Kenya, I believe.Like wot he sed, in this extract from advice for those applying for the "Barbados Welcome Stamp", available to those wishing to work from home, for an initial 12 month period, in the Windies rather than the UK because of the pandemic:
9. An unexpected banned item…This is a surprise to many new visitors, but wearing army camouflage in Barbados could land you in hot water. If you're a fan you might want to leave it in the wardrobe. Only the Barbados Defence Force can wear camouflage, and if you are caught, you could be arrested.
Should discourage the Walts!