The burning issue for all serving members

What kind of pussers sox do you wear

  • Pusser's black thick

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  • 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
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

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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

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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!!!!
 
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