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

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  1. Seaweed

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

    That is horrendous and it is the end of an era! :lol:
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Ditto - absolutely useless!
     
  5. Is this the end of pussers blacks
     
  6. Oh no!!! what a shame!!!
     
  7. 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.


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

    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:
     
  9. Ah but those were cavalry socks. not ment for walking about in :laughing3:
     
  10. Who cares where they are made? I'm sure that the chinese socks will absorb population paste just as effectively.
     
  11. Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

    I see what you did there :lol: .
     
  12. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

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

    Darn! You beat me to it... :wink:
     
  13. Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

    Took you long enough, you beefers! :D
     
  14. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator 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:
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

    Quick who's got the keys to the outrage bus? :lol:
     
  17. Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

    Not you, you dirty civvy.
     
  18. Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

    Not for long, you Arrse reject. :wink:
     
  19. Re: T'graph: "MoD Drops British Socks For Cheaper Chinese On

    Touché :D
     

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