Wearing your issue gear on a night out on the lash??

#1
Not sure if someones posted a thread similar? So here is my question.

I was out in Brighton the other night and happened to bump into a couple of fellas dressed in standard issue MTP combats and lowa dessert boots (possibly trying to show the civvi world they're Ally as fcuk?)

They even had their regimental berets on pulled pretty much over their left ears. (once again trying to show the world how incredibly Ally they are?)

Is it against HM Regulations to wear your rig out on the town? Id like to know not because im tempted to bust field gear out on the lash, but because they looked pretty stupid walking about?

Be funny to hear some similar stories as well?

PS. Anything in open ( and closed ) brackets should be noted as Sarcastic.
 
#2
DrGonzo1

Hunter S Thompson was a better journalist.
 
#4
Did you let them take turns with your back box?

I'd imagine in most places you'd get the shit kicked out of you for being a pikey ****** who doesn't own any civvies if you went on the lash in uniform (post-Remembrance/weddings etc excepted of course).
 
#5
Not sure if someones posted a thread similar? So here is my question.

I was out in Brighton the other night and happened to bump into a couple of fellas dressed in standard issue MTP combats and lowa dessert boots (possibly trying to show the civvi world they're Ally as fcuk?)

They even had their regimental berets on pulled pretty much over their left ears. (once again trying to show the world how incredibly Ally they are?)

Is it against HM Regulations to wear your rig out on the town? Id like to know not because im tempted to bust field gear out on the lash, but because they looked pretty stupid walking about?

Be funny to hear some similar stories as well?

PS. Anything in open ( and closed ) brackets should be noted as Sarcastic.
Great 1st post mate.
 
#6
Spotted some twat in desert 95 out on the town in Weymouth (I think) a good few years back. May have been in Harry's. Hair covering his eyes and looked about 17, no mates visible.

Anyway asked him what unit he was with, as you do and he replied "err signals" upon asking him what regt and where his belt was he promptly shit it and admitted he was a civvy who'd just dressed up to try and pull. Weymouth with an RE trade camp running probably wasn't the best time or place to do so.
 
#8
I once went out in Canterbury in a bomb suit. Well not exactly out on the lash but it was in the street.
 

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#9
Not sure if someones posted a thread similar? So here is my question.

I was out in Brighton the other night and happened to bump into a couple of fellas dressed in standard issue MTP combats and lowa dessert boots (possibly trying to show the civvi world they're Ally as fcuk?)

They even had their regimental berets on pulled pretty much over their left ears. (once again trying to show the world how incredibly Ally they are?)

Is it against HM Regulations to wear your rig out on the town? Id like to know not because im tempted to bust field gear out on the lash, but because they looked pretty stupid walking about?

Be funny to hear some similar stories as well?

PS. Anything in open ( and closed ) brackets should be noted as Sarcastic.
I think you're getting confused.

Due to defence cuts all night club doormen are now being issued with rig so that in times of need they can form hasty militias to defend the crown.
 
#10
There was also an incident where an officer cadet at a university where they really should have known better went to a bar/nightclub one night in full 95s including head dress. Never did find out who it was, just had it announced on parade not to be so ******* stupid. I believe a friendly bouncer had a word before he got lynched by the rest of the punters.
 
#11
I retired in 2008 and at that point it was against Queen's Regs to go into licenced premises in uniform unless on duty. I justified taking the lads to a pub before our big parade at St Paul's each year by saying we were on duty.
 
#12
I was in Tesco's in Catterick once, and the place was full of walting cnuts cutting about in 95s.

I was so outraged I spilt coffee down my para smock and onto my trop's.

True story.
 
#13
Its a sign of these straitened times I'm afraid.

These poor hard done by soldiers don't earn enough to afford civilian clothing and they have to make sure that they can get every discount going by waving a Mod90 about in every single shop/cafe/bar they go into.
 
#14
Hseton Bloomentaal should do a dessert boot. Liquorice laces and some kind of sandy candy. Served on a pressure plate of course. Finished with a blow torch just before serving.
Boden have got some nice desert boots in the summer range.

Always useful to have some of those in the wardrobe, I am told. Set off any outfit?
 
#16
Vellies (veldtschoen - I hope that's right) and Rohans plus a Leatherman on the belt, short cropped hair and a thousand yard stare. Voila! Instant deminer.
 
#17
Boden have got some nice desert boots in the summer range.

Always useful to have some of those in the wardrobe, I am told. Set off any outfit?
Just don't get dressed in the dark & get them confused with issue ones or the RSM would have a fit:



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anyone caught wearing these disgusting articles with jeans shall be tracked down by he fashion police and beaten senseless
Even worse were the people who wore the issue green trainers on nights out.
 
#18
**** all wrong with wearing issued gear out on the lash.

Here's a pic of me having a cig outside The Barrel.

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#20
They even had their regimental berets on pulled pretty much over their left ears. (once again trying to show the world how incredibly Ally they are?)
left ears??????? really????? pics please.....
 
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