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Being right near a major ex I would think we have more important things to deal with. Don't get me stated on the boot fiasco... I could angrily rant for a long time.
PPCLI Guy said:Ok - that is retarded. I see the Bde SM most days, and he is wearing the new pants, bloused (which I think is dumb). I am fairly certain he will be in the field for about 4 weeks starting next week, and based on previous sightings, he and the Bde Comd will both have unbloused pants the whole time they are in the field - and if I know them, the pants will stay unbloused when the CDS visits...........
I know a few people in 1 VP - perhaps I can get to the bottom of this.
Bzzliteyr said:As I've posted and trolled on many occasions on different topics on this forum: why do we blouse our combat pants? Where does it say we must and if the Clothe the soldier program came out with pants that aren't supposed to be bloused then why are we wearing them BLOUSED?!?!? AAAAHHHHHH!!!
Can you maybe push higher and see what the Army's plan really is with these? (or ask the RSM as that's his "thing"?)
Ostrozac said:Officially, we aren't supposed to blouse our combat trousers. For whatever reason, unlike belts, socks, bootlaces, and insoles, boot bands never made it into the supply system. That's why boot bands are only available for purchase at CANEX. And even worse, troops are pressured to buy them!
That's right, everyone, boot bands are in fact the original non-issue kit that is only worn for the look cool factor.
ObedientiaZelum said:When you get 10 extra duties because the top set of eyelets of your boots aren't done up (true story) THEN you can suggest such a thing.
X_para76 said:Mate please tell me you're joking and that you've just posted this as a complete piss take. If not that's bloody ridiculous.
(Roger, and hopefully OT)Bruce Monkhouse said:Or,
GET BACK ON TOPIC FOLKS.......NOW!
[that might save me some work]