Standard issue kit size

#1
Alternative name for thread is "lets have a giggle about how much of a mutant L_H_S is"

A question for probably those pussers out there - what is the largest sizes stores hold as standard? I'm joining in less than 3 weeks and I've got to fill in my self measurements form - I'm currently wondering if they'll have anything in stores that's my size.

Shoes: Size 14
Chest: 46"
Waist: 40"
Inside Leg: 35"

Apart from the obvious "Plenty of stuff in the Victory flag locker" can anyone shed any light?

Anticipating plenty of urine take, but if someone could give me a proper in amongst the banter I'd be greatfully appreciative.
 
#2
Shouldn't be a problem several guys were of similar proportions though not quite so freakish :p and they all got kit.

You might have fun with your ABLE kit though as things like the Bergans are "one size fits all" Sleeping bag will also be a real pain to pack.
 
#6
left_handed_sailor said:
Alternative name for thread is "lets have a giggle about how much of a mutant L_H_S is"

A question for probably those pussers out there - what is the largest sizes stores hold as standard? I'm joining in less than 3 weeks and I've got to fill in my self measurements form - I'm currently wondering if they'll have anything in stores that's my size.

Shoes: Size 14
Chest: 46"
Waist: 40"
Inside Leg: 35"

Apart from the obvious "Plenty of stuff in the Victory flag locker" can anyone shed any light?

Anticipating plenty of urine take, but if someone could give me a proper in amongst the banter I'd be greatfully appreciative.


hi
they will get it in for you, one of they guys on my course has size 16 feet! and they have catered for him!
ship_rat
 
#7
It won't be a problem, there are plenty of big matelots, I know at least 3 over 6'7" including two idiots who volunteered for submarines.
46" Chest and 40" waist is no problem as I'm over that size and I've had just about every uniform pusser issues off the shelf including deserts and flying overalls, mind you I've only got a 30" inside leg.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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#8
creeper said:
46" Chest and 40" waist is no problem as I'm over that size and I've had just about every uniform pusser issues off the shelf including deserts and flying overalls, mind you I've only got a 30" inside leg.
Marvo, the Midget Muscle Man! Is that really you Father?
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
#9
There was a New Entry at FLying Fox a number of years ago who tended towards the larger sizes; stores managed everything but the beret - picture his face on division one eventing when the POSA turned up with a black pussers bucket complete with beret badge glued in place :)
 
#10
left_handed_sailor said:
Alternative name for thread is "lets have a giggle about how much of a mutant L_H_S is"

A question for probably those pussers out there - what is the largest sizes stores hold as standard? I'm joining in less than 3 weeks and I've got to fill in my self measurements form - I'm currently wondering if they'll have anything in stores that's my size.

Shoes: Size 14
Chest: 46"
Waist: 40"
Inside Leg: 35"

Apart from the obvious "Plenty of stuff in the Victory flag locker" can anyone shed any light?

Anticipating plenty of urine take, but if someone could give me a proper in amongst the banter I'd be greatfully appreciative.
There was a JRO in the G Spot many, many years ago (when Uncle Albert joined actually) with size 14 feet... at the age of 15!!! He went on to excel in his Duke of Edinburgh Award. In fact I have a Crown Copyright photo of him.... somewhere.... Mind you he didn't have a size 40" waist!
 
#11
FlagWagger said:
There was a New Entry at FLying Fox a number of years ago who tended towards the larger sizes; stores managed everything but the beret - picture his face on division one eventing when the POSA turned up with a black pussers bucket complete with beret badge glued in place :)
I would have you know that with a large head comes a large brain standard issue for us large headed amongst us.

Only one on parade for yonks wearing a blue beret no cap head to large and had to search high and low for one to fit.

It was the same when I took up horse riding guy came out with a bucket after trying on all caps.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
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Book Reviewer
#13
left_handed_sailor said:
Alternative name for thread is "lets have a giggle about how much of a mutant L_H_S is"

A question for probably those pussers out there - what is the largest sizes stores hold as standard? I'm joining in less than 3 weeks and I've got to fill in my self measurements form - I'm currently wondering if they'll have anything in stores that's my size.

Shoes: Size 14
Chest: 46"
Waist: 40"
Inside Leg: 35"

Apart from the obvious "Plenty of stuff in the Victory flag locker" can anyone shed any light?

Anticipating plenty of urine take, but if someone could give me a proper in amongst the banter I'd be greatfully appreciative.
1. Hmm, if you're female then there is no problem; plenty of Wrens with those dimensions in the Mob, to my knowledge..!

2. Failing that, get the Buffer to knock something up out of some old sailcloth and awnings...

3. Seriously, the RN has an obligation (as an employer) to provide you with the appropriate and correct uniform. My advice would be to look after it for as long as possible because when you need to change it at Stores, they may not have your sizes in stock at that time, and may need some notice to order your sizes. (To that end, buy/obtain extra kit in your size and store it at home, just in case).

4. Finally you can pretty much guarentee to be No. 1 Marker in a guard/platoon..! :lol:
 
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4. Finally you can pretty much guarentee to be No. 1 Marker in a guard/platoon..! :lol:[/quote]

And my marching pace is twice the distance of your average person who's 5ft 6 - I'm going to have some fun with some WAFUs!
 

Grubber

Lantern Swinger
#19
4. Finally you can pretty much guarentee to be No. 1 Marker in a guard/platoon..! :lol:[/quote]

And my marching pace is twice the distance of your average person who's 5ft 6 - I'm going to have some fun with some WAFUs![/quote]

Why WAFU's? We're as tall as everyone else (and twice as smart!) :afro:
 

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