Wearing uniform in public

Should we be allowed to wear uniform in public?


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Chalky said:
You want a military supported by the public, financially and otherwise?

Then get out there and show your stuff. No-one likes paying for something they can't see, A smartly turned out Jack or Tom holding a door open, tipping a hat or giving a smile will go a long way to convincing folk that we're not all beer-swilling lunatics pissing away UK PLC's funds for the sake of it.

That's the Home Office, for a start...

Jack in No.1 around Whitehall area, in the pubs, on the busses, oooohhh yyyyeeeesss.... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Please!!! :razz: :grin:

I wouldn't mind having my taxes hypothecated: transferred from paying for schools and roads to paying for extra issues of kit (strictly on conscience grounds, you understand) so matelots could appear tiddly, in uniform. It would be great for tourism as well!

Can I touch you dicky [bow] for good luck?.... :lol:
 

hammockhead

Lantern Swinger
drwibble said:
I like it. As did the Commodore I saw in the WR at Nelson on Monday.

I think it looks gash. If it's cold enough for a wp, it's cold enough for a long-sleeved shirt.

When did Red Sea rig replace mess undress in temperate/Arctic waters as officers' night rig? Bloody freezing.
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
safewalrus wrote,
what do I know about it I left probably before you were born)

No, I was well established on Earth before you went outside and I'm old enough to still refer to No 8s.

White short sleeved tropical, open neck, with blue wool pullover (any) skirt and wool/polyester black trousers/skirt looks rubbish.

hammockhead wrote
I think it looks gash. If it's cold enough for a wp, it's cold enough for a long-sleeved shirt.

Exactly.

The above combo wasn't a rig when you went outside safewalrus. Eights and wooly pully look fine.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Karma said:
It might not be ''recognised'' as such, but it is pretty common, I think the guidance has it as an option, same as wearing a beret with No3s.

Yes it is (BR81 Chapter 3 page 14-17. No. 3s can be worn with either caps or berets for all ranks)
 
I have just seen 5 smallie boys (presumably from Collingrad or Sultan) in 4s (with berets) in Fareham High Street.

They had clearly just been shopping because they all carried River Island bags!

Bless!
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
rosinacarley said:
I have just seen 5 smallie boys (presumably from Collingrad or Sultan) in 4s (with berets) in Fareham High Street.

They had clearly just been shopping because they all carried River Island bags!

Bless!

Smallie boys? Did your knees start shaking?! :wink:

And of course they went shopping; it's Pay Day!! :lol:
 

FunDiver

Midshipman
Uniform worn in public is a great PR exercise. I like to see the lads and lasses in uniform, as long as,

1. They have their caps/berets on!
2. They are not smoking in sight of the public!
3. They don't have their bloody hands in their pockets!!

These are sights that I have seen either outside of Collingrad, in the roads close to Collingrad or in the Dockyard. It includes senior rates too!!

It makes me mad :evil: :twisted:
 
sgtpepperband said:
Smallie boys? Did your knees start shaking?! :wink:

No! Smallie boys may do it for you, but I prefer real men!

But the point is, there has been a been a terrorist alert about a serving member of HM Forces being kidnapped and they go ashore in rig!

Tantamount to wearing a sign above their heads saying please kidnap me and put my beheading on the internet.
 
Just when we thought it was safe wear rig in public; kazam! up springs Jihad man. Bast**ds! From the coverage so far, though, the threat is only to their own. So unless rig ceases to be worn in solidarity with our Muslim brethren, no change.

I can't see DG Log (Fleet) being deterred by this.
 

persona_non_grata

Lantern Swinger
Spoke to my CO yesterday - said it was still fine to wear uniform in public but just to be a little bit more vigilant than previously, as well as all the usual of not bringing the uniform into disrepute, etc.

PNG
 

safewalrus

War Hero
Jack always has had this suicide thing about rig! and when he don't wear it in case the baddies get him he throws his 'at in the back of the car to show who he really is!

Incidentally Seadog me old unterseebooten kapitan (you wish) the so called 'wooly pully' is damn useful, reasonably smart and when worn over a white open necked tropical shirt you can't see the difference cos only the collar sticks out - not even that in the ratings version, wore 'em for years in the Royal Mercantile Marine (at sea, who the hell wears uniform ashore except when there's a 'grippo' involved?) Was a bit of a sod shifting the Gold braid (until you got a second set) but what the hell eh! then you go with a company who don't wear uniform!
 
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