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Is the number one uniform also being replaced?

AyeCaptain

Midshipman
The new uniforms, there was a picture on the Navy site of HMS Lancaster leaving, and they were all wearing those boiler suits with the white cap...

Have they replaced the number one's too or is that just a one off because they're the first ship with that new uniform?

I head to Raleigh in less than a month, are our number ones (on pass out) going to look like those? They look so shitee*
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Boiler suits!!! How very cloth cap, Ovies are worn in the RN dontcha know (and the new working rig is 2 piece, not 1).
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
It's an intersting one.

Unless a rating is wearing square rig, most civilians are hard pressed recognising a matelot. Even if they have a label proclaiming "Royal Navy". I went to a careers convention in a local school last week wearing Number Ones as there were two Royals accompanying me, wearing Blues.

One of the senior teaching staff, whom I know, said "Ooh, didn't recognise you in your costume"

"Costume?" I screamed inwardly. Then, thinking about it, putting "tradition" nonsense aside, it really isn't a particularly practical outfit (whatever the rank), and it IS rather expensive. I'd rather pusser paid for passports (like the Army & RAF do, even if it is not operationally required).

Just think, if we did away with "parade uniforms" we could save thousands of wasted hours mincing around on the parade ground, people with visible tattoos could join and besides saving £Millions we could have a bit more space in our lockers to keep our disco duds.

Doubtless some would disagree.;)
 

AyeCaptain

Midshipman
One of the senior teaching staff, whom I know, said "Ooh, didn't recognise you in your costume"

"Costume?" I screamed inwardly. Then, thinking about it, putting "tradition" nonsense aside, it really isn't a particularly practical outfit (whatever the rank), and it IS rather expensive. I'd rather pusser paid for passports (like the Army & RAF do, even if it is not operationally required).

I get it, "she" didn't "recognise" you in your costume ;) I think there is more to this than meets the eye, you know the tale of how women feel with a man in uniform! Are you sure you weren't doing a sexy walk through the assembly hall whilst holding direct, ninja like eye contact with her? Haha

But thanks for the replies everyone, I did hear about the uniform being two piece for hotter weather, the uniform changes for everyone I believe in April which is when I join. We'll see how it all is in person!

Thanks again lads
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
I get it, "she" didn't "recognise" you in your costume ;) I think there is more to this than meets the eye, you know the tale of how women feel with a man in uniform! Are you sure you weren't doing a sexy walk through the assembly hall whilst holding direct, ninja like eye contact with her? Haha

But thanks for the replies everyone, I did hear about the uniform being two piece for hotter weather, the uniform changes for everyone I believe in April which is when I join. We'll see how it all is in person!

Thanks again lads
It was a "he".
 

AyeCaptain

Midshipman
It was a "he".

Oh damn, well, did you give the eye then and look all buff and ninja like then? hahahaha.. my friend keeps going on about me joining the Navy with the "ship full of men" thing. He's joining the RAF, so I nicknamed that the Royal An** ******ng service. Do you have any ideas of any other good come backs for him?
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
The good news is that your mate's career choice will provide you with a lifetime of entertainment. The joy is letting him find out.:)
 

slim

War Hero
Oh damn, well, did you give the eye then and look all buff and ninja like then? hahahaha.. my friend keeps going on about me joining the Navy with the "ship full of men" thing. He's joining the RAF, so I nicknamed that the Royal An** ******ng service. Do you have any ideas of any other good come backs for him?

I think that you need remind your crabfat oppo that these days they have women at sea.
Well I am led to believe they are females:)
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
When he turns up in his crab uniform just call him a Powder Blue Pooftah, they love it when you call them that.
 
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