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T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese Ones"

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
The absolutely top quality British socks I was issued with when I joined went into holes almost immediately and were completely useless. Total waste of Pusser's money.
 

girthsmith

Lantern Swinger
Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

That is horrendous and it is the end of an era! :lol:
 

JonnoJonno

Banned
Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

Good. I love watching companies who've spent decades ripping-off the MoD getting sacked.

They don't make all their socks in the UK anyway, so they're being hypocritical to boot.
 

broadside

War Hero
Seaweed said:
The absolutely top quality British socks I was issued with when I joined went into holes almost immediately and were completely useless. Total waste of Pusser's money.

Ditto - absolutely useless!
 

Lionfish

Badgeman
Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

The only half decent socks I ever had issued were the white artic socks.

The rest were absolutley pants.


:)
 
Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

Lionfish said:
The only half decent socks I ever had issued were the white arctic socks.

The rest were absolutely pants.

:)

I remember that sort of thing happening too. It was usually because someone erronously transposed two figures of the NATO Stock Number on the demand form. You should have seen the Buffer's face when an aircraft carrier's anchor was delivered to us on a low-loader in Mevagissey. He was expecting a boat anchor for our minehunting Gemini dinghy. :wink:
 
Seaweed said:
The absolutely top quality British socks I was issued with when I joined went into holes almost immediately and were completely useless. Total waste of Pusser's money.
Ah but those were cavalry socks. not ment for walking about in :laughing3:
 

clanky

War Hero
Who cares where they are made? I'm sure that the chinese socks will absorb population paste just as effectively.
 

Guzzler

War Hero
Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

JonnoJonno said:
They don't make all their socks in the UK anyway, so they're being hypocritical to boot.

I see what you did there :lol: .
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
I remember coming home after a deployment and dumping my washing in the laundry basket. My missus said to me: "You should get your feet checked by the doctor. All of your socks stink of spunk."

I didn't correct her... :shock:
 

Guzzler

War Hero
Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

In my defence, whilst having a quick and discreet webspaz at work the subject didn't particularly grab my attention. Now with only repeat of Simon Schama's History of Britain to distract me it became a topic of huge interest.
 

Merlin28

War Hero
Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

Quick who's got the keys to the outrage bus? :lol:
 
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