The burning issue for all serving members

What kind of pussers sox do you wear

  • Pusser's black thick

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Thin with shoes/Thick with bats

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The first pair you find on the gulch/cabin floor

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    148
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Guest
You forgot about the blue tropical ones! Ever so comfy in the winter!
 
Well in Civvy Street I wear whatever is at hand - sometimes different colours! In the RNXS I wore my ONLY pair of thin black pusser socks!
 

dunkers

War Hero
And there was me thinking pusser's socks were for display purposes only on kit musters... not for wearing...
 
dunkers said:
And there was me thinking pusser's socks were for display purposes only on kit musters... not for wearing...
Don't be silly, they are for keeping in the loft for 4 years after you leave the mob, along with 7 pairs of ovies (BNWT as they said on EBay) and 5 brand new Nos 8s shirts. What the hell did the PO Stoker need with 15 pairs of brand new socks?
 
rosinacarley said:
dunkers said:
And there was me thinking pusser's socks were for display purposes only on kit musters... not for wearing...
Don't be silly, they are for keeping in the loft for 4 years after you leave the mob, along with 7 pairs of ovies (BNWT as they said on EBay) and 5 brand new Nos 8s shirts. What the hell did the PO Stoker need with 15 pairs of brand new socks?
I presume the brand new No.8 shirts had something to do with the fireproof coating - we had that in the RNXS so I presume you real sailors had them? I just washed, and rewashed the fireproofing stuff out as it was so uncomfy - but of course a PO Stoker needs to be fireproof, if only to be able to have a late night fag after lights-out in the heads. :lol:
 

TheCommunicator

Lantern Swinger
rosinacarley said:
dunkers said:
And there was me thinking pusser's socks were for display purposes only on kit musters... not for wearing...
Don't be silly, they are for keeping in the loft for 4 years after you leave the mob, along with 7 pairs of ovies (BNWT as they said on EBay) and 5 brand new Nos 8s shirts. What the hell did the PO Stoker need with 15 pairs of brand new socks?
You can never have too much pussers kit!!! I've got shed loads I just can't bear to part with which I keep telling SWMBO I will shortly be putting on Ebay!!!

Regarding FREE pussers socks - can you imagine how much taxpayers money has been wasted on giving Jack 2 free pairs a month, every month. You never need to dhoby them !!!! - The money the mob would have saved by making you get your own would be enough for a couple of 45's or a 23 at least, it's not like you would have turned too without socks on because they weren't issued would you?
 
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higthepig said:
Free pussers socks?when did Kit Upkeep Allowance cease to be?
Just walk into stores, have a chat with the civvy dude behind the counter and he'll slip you a few free pairs off the record.
 

TheCommunicator

Lantern Swinger
higthepig said:
Free pussers socks?when did Kit Upkeep Allowance cease to be?
KUA ceased in about 1992 - Pusser realised he was paying out about 152 million in KUA and getting back about £6.57 in sales at slops!!!

Everything is on a one for one exchange now (including socks) but I've never been asked for any old socks when getting the new ones. It's great in December when you're skint, everyone gets a couple of pairs!!!!
 

dondon

MIA
Been outside 11 years now , so 9 times out of 10 I'l be wearing white ones , nice and virginal mmmmmmmmmmmm :roll: :oops:
 

clanky

War Hero
From the results of this poll, we can infer that we might as well stop issuing the thick ones then!
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Jenny_Dabber said:
higthepig said:
Free pussers socks?when did Kit Upkeep Allowance cease to be?
Just walk into stores, have a chat with the civvy dude behind the counter and he'll slip you a ..............[/i].
Thanks for sparing us the details JD 8)
 

Heart-of-Oak

Badgeman
clanky said:
From the results of this poll, we can infer that we might as well stop issuing the thick ones then!
Can't stand the thin ones myself. I never wear them; too slippy.

Thick ones are for winners. I might even be caught wearing them shoreside although not in front of matelots for fear of being slabbed.
 

andym

War Hero
Ah No8's.I had 2 No8 shirts of the old version,the heavy cotton ones from before they issued those horrible shiny one that melted if your Iron was too hot!I still have one somewhere.
 
And don't forget the good old 8's trousers that only took a few washes before the bottom of your trouser legs crept up past your ankles!
 

RNFLUNKY

Lantern Swinger
I am still wearing the old 8's trousers. They are like PJ's. They only come out on special occasions like turn too,and stores parties,infact, thats every day then. Turning too is a special occasion me thinks!!!!!!!!
 
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