Riotous day out in London tomorrow

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  1. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    Well I've got a couple of meetings in London tomorrow, just preparing my suit etc when I hear on the news that I should be dressing so as not to resemble a banker, apparently they aren't well liked!

    I thought perhaps I could try and blend in: white tee-shirt with anarchic symbology, ripped jeans, red & black flag or abusive banner perhaps? Then I considered the impracticality of that: sneered at in first class, strip searched by the old bill and not to mention what the clients will think when I turn up at their reception.

    So back to square one, any idea's for practical business wear in a riot environment
  2. Santa Claus - no one ever suspects Santa Claus
  3. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    A bit unseasonal? Although an easter bunny or cute fluffy chicken is now looking like a possibility.
  4. Advice from the Met is to avoid meetings if at all possible, but as it's a client driven one that's probably not an option. Our guidance is business casual, although in all honesty that's still going to be recognisable, as everyone has the same guidance. so instead of lots of pinstripe suits it'll be lots of chinos and blazers, except for the ex army and then it'll be outlandish red trousers, brown brogues and tweed jackets.

    I'm not bothering, working at home for the next couple of days as I can do what's needed by conference call and email.
  5. Change your molecular composition and go as a Kevlar Jacket...
  6. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    Unfortunately this is a postponed milestone meeting from a month ago, the project is stalling and I have a demonstration and a stakeholder presentation to give to get things back on track. I'm planning on a spring morning walk from Kings Cross as the tube is likely to be unusable from what I hear. With that in mind I think the bunny and chicken suits may be a no-no.

    I think there will be a lot of chino's, open shirts and jackets on the train tomorrow though, I may well vary the theme with some nike fast footwear - running for the use of. :wink:
  7. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    As inconspicuous as a Wardroom run ashore, then... 8O :wink:
  8. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    "Very early on Wednesday morning, all over Central London and within the Home Counties, alarm clocks will be ringing and men and women will arise from their beds, kiss their sleeping partners, wives, lovers or children to make their way to assembly points all over London.

    "For many of them there will be a sense of anticipation, of eagerness and excitement to get stuck in to whatever enemy presents itself. For others, who have seen this all before, there is a quiet determination to support their colleagues and preserve their safety and that of the citizens of London who wish to go about their business peacefully.

    "They will be going up against the scum of our society, the immature thrill seekers and anonymous cowards who hide in large crowds with scarves pulled over their faces chanting meaningless slogans to hurl whatever is at hand at the lines of Police deployed to maintain order.

    "These foolish silly people believe that smashing windows, kicking cops and waving banners is a means to change society but they are no more than ‘the Mob’ which London has experienced over the ages as has many other major cities.

    "So boys and girls, keep your chin straps tight, your batons ready and shields high.

    "Your children, lovers, parents and friends want you all to return in one piece and as you go out there you should know that the great and vast majority of the people who live in this great tolerant country of ours will support you and actions.

    "May the Force be with you!"

    :salut: :thumright:
  9. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    It's funny how you slip from one uniform to another............... admittedly the new one's more expensive and one I didn't expect to be wearing! Now I just need to keep those pesky rioters off my expensive (and stylish) new clobber 8)

    Thanks for the last post Sgt P, you make it sound almost like an adventure, London coppers are a good bunch and I hope all they have to do is stand around looking menacing tomorrow.
  10. Still got your Rig? Wear that, you may get crowds to cheer you as you march along.
  11. Footie match tomorrow wear an England shirt. :lol:
  12. Had to get a police escort through Trafalgar square about 10 years ago when all the crusties had been coralled in there during the May day celebration/riot. The one where they wrote 'gents' on the cenotaph, lovely people. Was going on watch in Whitehall and wouldn't have been too annoyed if the cnuts had stopped me...(guy I was relieving wouldn't have been too chipper) They also destroyed the Macdonalds on Whitehall itself, didn't do them much good as to prove a point Ronald had it refurbished overnight and serving fat boy fodder by the time we went off watch....
  13. Dress up in a Burkha,no one dare touch you then.
  14. You could wear your suit underneath it! The whole rig would fold and stow in a butty bag.
  15. A gimp mask complete with ball gag, nipple clamps, a purple penetrator strap on!letc~ev!10201%7C%7Cet!letc~ev!10261%7C%7C_40151_-1_10201_43048_10001_

    and 'Wire In' written on your arse cheeks in permanent marker. Oh ...and don't forget your case you stand in dog shit!
  16. I walked into a herd of muppets en route to Cannon Street station in the 90s, all chanting "Smash the State, Anarchy Now" and other such sentiments at me. Pointing to my Liverpool(away) shirt, leather jacket and jeans. I asked the leader of the muppets if I looked like the bloated face of capitalism. He had a think about it, said "fooking sorry, pal" and headed off. Half of them won't know or care what the rest are protesting about, they're just up for a ruck with the Old Bill - who will no doubt be up for it as well. My money's on the Met.....
  17. I would like to see the next G20 summit held in Beijing. It would be amusing watching all the anti capitalist loonies getting a taste of socialist tolerance from the PLA :twisted:
  18. Why not go there resembling Gordon Brown, that way you can be hated by everybody.
  19. I've put out my red Prada shoes and white frock plus a Teflon coated Mitre to keep my ears warm. I do hope these nasty people will turn into pillars of saltpetre and fizzle out.

    I got caught amidst this extremely noisy rabble of fume spouting motorcyclists last evening. I think they should have been shot. Nothing too drastic mind.
  20. How about nicks,flip flops and snorkel,mind you they might you're an MP so best not!

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