WTF has happened to Blandford?

#1
ok after spending a few weeks down in blandford, i noticed that the sprogs are padding about in stable belts and lowa/altberg boots......

now correct me if im wrong i was always under the impression that a phase 2 soldier in blandford had to wear the issue green belt and boots....

this is not the case, so has a coup de etat taken place and a phase 2 is now running the place or has all discipline and standards of dress regulations been changed to allow the phase 2s to wear what they feel comfy in?

oh before anyone replies,it wasnt just the "odd" one or two i saw infact quite the opposite..

your thoughts and responses please!
 
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#2
bovered!

as long as the lads and lasses passing out can carry out their jobs to a suitable level who cares?

times are hard atm! there is very little fun to be had in between tours! we need grown up responsable soldiers!

does wearing issued boots make you more disciplined? does wearing lowa/ altberg booke make you an inferior soldier?

i wish i had enough time to inspect and critisise phase 2 soldiers in my regiment and worry about it
 
#3
Isn't it good that the 'sprogs' have spent their cash on a stable belt? You have to wear one in your unit so why not in training. As for boots - as long as they are plain black and can be polished, who really gives a fcuk? Some people will whinge about anything these days.

Look at that soldier over there - he's wearing lowas - scruffy cnut!!! :roll:
 
#4
slopey_shoulders said:
has all discipline and standards of dress regulations been changed to allow the phase 2s to wear what they feel comfy in?
what is the world coming to? comfortable soldiers? they'll be voting next! :x
 
#5
The only phase 2's allowed to wear stable belts are those on clearing week so they off to whichever unit they going to anyway the following week.
 
#7
You can get pretty much any boots through the med centre now. I know lads that have been allocated altbergs, lowas and even GSG 9's
 
#8
Roger_Ramjet said:
Isn't it good that the 'sprogs' have spent their cash on a stable belt? You have to wear one in your unit so why not in training.
I haven't worn one for nigh on ten years!



Editted to get rid of the embarassing typo
 
#9
jimmys_best_mate said:
Roger_Ramjet said:
Isn't it good that the 'sprogs' have spent their cash on a stable belt? You have to wear one in your unit so why not in training.
I haven't worn one for night on ten years!
But do you wear it during the day still :wink:
 
#10
slopey_shoulders said:
ok after spending a few weeks down in blandford, i noticed that the sprogs are padding about in stable belts and lowa/altberg boots......

now correct me if im wrong...
Glad to. You're wrong.

Sprogs are still wearing green belts and issue boots. If they're wearing different boots, it's on medical grounds.

Any Siggie you spot wearing a stable belt is probably on a short course away from their unit, or a sprog that is clearing.
 
#12
I wear issue belt and boots, does that make me a sprog?
Result! I'm young again!!
 
#13
jimmys_best_mate said:
Roger_Ramjet said:
Isn't it good that the 'sprogs' have spent their cash on a stable belt? You have to wear one in your unit so why not in training.
I haven't worn one for nigh on ten years!



Editted to get rid of the embarassing typo
You clearly don't love the Corps enough!! Off with your head!! :wink:
 
#16
slopey_shoulders said:
ok after spending a few weeks down in blandford, i noticed that the sprogs are padding about in stable belts and lowa/altberg boots......

now correct me if im wrong i was always under the impression that a phase 2 soldier in blandford had to wear the issue green belt and boots....

this is not the case, so has a coup de etat taken place and a phase 2 is now running the place or has all discipline and standards of dress regulations been changed to allow the phase 2s to wear what they feel comfy in?

oh before anyone replies,it wasnt just the "odd" one or two i saw infact quite the opposite..

your thoughts and responses please!
Phase two soldiers have to wear green belts. Once they have completed their trade training, they have a graduation ceremony and are presented with their TRFs. They may then wear a stable belt as they are technically trained soldiers clearing and waiting to be posted.

Lowa and altberg boots are issued. Most recruits who did their phase 1 in Pirbright will have two pairs of made to measure altbergs as the med centre there dishes them out like toffees.

I hope this clarifies you answering your own question (my bold).
 
#17
My original post was asking a question, and not a whinge...as i have not been to blandford for almost 10yrs since my class one. Back then they "sprogs" were in lightweights etc...

thanks to those who clariefied my question.
 
#18
hallveg said:
I wear issue belt and boots, does that make me a sprog?
Result! I'm young again!!
You wear two belts. It makes it longer than a drum of HFQ.
 
#19
randomgary said:
bovered!

as long as the lads and lasses passing out can carry out their jobs to a suitable level who cares?

times are hard atm! there is very little fun to be had in between tours! we need grown up responsable soldiers!

does wearing issued boots make you more disciplined? does wearing lowa/ altberg booke make you an inferior soldier?

i wish i had enough time to inspect and critisise phase 2 soldiers in my regiment and worry about it
WTF?????
 
#20
Hmm. I think that there's a clue in the word "uniform".
 

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