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  • BELGRAVE
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    Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    They weren't worn a la western front style, they were worn just above the ankle.



    Paul
    Thanks Paul and DARKPLACE.

    I had visions of those abominations wound around the calf:- ankle to almost the knee- just as they were worn at Ypres.

    If not a high combat boot then perhaps a gaiter would have been easier.

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  • Nickuru
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    Originally posted by marktwain View Post
    she just might take you up on the offer..
    Sorry, I would turn gay first.

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  • Nickuru
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    Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    DMS boots, puttees and condensed milk in a tube. Those were the days

    Mind you, the condensed milk was lovely, especially when applied to an oatmeal block.

    Paul
    Condensed milk and oatmeal is great stuff. Add a cup of hot tea and I fight all night.

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  • Nickuru
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    Originally posted by queensman View Post
    Another reason the argentine navy cant do its job
    http://en.mercopress.com/2012/11/22/...nd-maintenance
    Nice reference; one of the Argentine destroyers is named Heroína, which is spanish for heroin. I wonder what else the argentinos hve been smoking.

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Originally posted by queensman View Post
    High leg combat boots had been in trial since 1976 by a cav sqdn.
    They were on order when the falklands war started and rushed into service the following year.. I got my first pair in 1983. We used to buy our owo boots and the adapted dms northen ireland boot.
    The british government is renowned for getting its priorities mixed up...ref body armour in iraq

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    I went through the Ammo Boot, (worn with No1s) DMS (Direct Molded Sole) 'Commando' boot that had screwed on soles, CBH (combat boot High), Danner, Pro Boots and Trezeta's. I can honestly say that with all those boots, I never had a blister; maybe it was because I always wore two pairs of wool socks (a tip from dear old dad bless him) and my feet were just the right shape.



    Paul

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Originally posted by BELGRAVE View Post
    "Puttees" ????
    How very "Western Front ".
    Surely not recently ?
    They weren't worn a la western front style, they were worn just above the ankle.



    Paul

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  • queensman
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    High leg combat boots had been in trial since 1976 by a cav sqdn.
    They were on order when the falklands war started and rushed into service the following year.. I got my first pair in 1983. We used to buy our owo boots and the adapted dms northen ireland boot.
    The british government is renowned for getting its priorities mixed up...ref body armour in iraq

    ... .... .. -

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  • DARKPLACE
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    Originally posted by BELGRAVE View Post
    "Puttees" ????
    How very "Western Front ".
    Surely not recently ?
    I can remember seeing them in the mid 80's. I think the RAF still still use them, unless they finally got round to issuing a high leg boot.

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  • BELGRAVE
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    Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    DMS boots, puttees and condensed milk in a tube. Those were the days

    Mind you, the condensed milk was lovely, especially when applied to an oatmeal block.

    Paul
    "Puttees" ????
    How very "Western Front ".
    Surely not recently ?

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  • DARKPLACE
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    Originally posted by marktwain View Post
    Often overtakes government purchasers.
    the ankle length leather 'artillery boot' takes a nice shine on parade. MArches through sodden bogs is 'outside the box' of thier thinking...
    They cunningly used every form of construction of footware known to man that was garunteed to leak. Cardboard insoles? Check. Glued on sole? Check. Uppers Cunningly designed to be high enough to cut into the achillies tendon but not high enough to support the ankle.

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  • marktwain
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    a strange desire to 'standardise'

    Originally posted by DARKPLACE View Post
    they were cheap, starvation cheap.
    Often overtakes government purchasers.
    the ankle length leather 'artillery boot' takes a nice shine on parade. MArches through sodden bogs is 'outside the box' of thier thinking...

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  • DARKPLACE
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    Originally posted by billscottmorri View Post
    Why did the MOD buy such famousy crap boots? Rain was not a new invention afterall and northern Germany is not exactly known for being arid.
    they were cheap, starvation cheap.

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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Originally posted by queensman View Post
    Its nice to know you.
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    Same here mate!

    Paul

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  • queensman
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    Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
    Pegasus Battery. were a half battery (Bedfordshire) in Luton (Leagrave) and (Hertfordshire) in Camp Road, St. Albans.

    Now they have the one centre at Leagrave shared with HQ battery 100 Reg

    SDR came along and killed what went before, which was a very good battery totaling (with attachments) over 100 excellent 'bods' individuals and a 'Recce' that more than held it's own with the regulars.

    I've been both a regular and TA in my days and I can say with all honesty that I enjoyed every minute my years in the TA.

    Anyway, you should know it well, considering you only live a couple of miles up the road.

    Paul
    Its interesting to know hear some of the old guard.
    I know the place quite well, and 2 of my kids went to cadets there, we are all originaly from London but moved after i left the army, first to northwood where i had a job in nato hq, then houghton regis when i joined the prison service
    After 9 yearr in the queens another 14years TA which i watched evolve whth the demands made upon it, i remember one of the leagrave ladr got decorated for rescuing some children from a playground used as an ammo dump in Iraq, the munitions were exploding.
    Its nice to know you.
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  • Dibble201Bty
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    Originally posted by queensman View Post
    Leagrave?
    They are now a para artillery unit

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    Pegasus Battery. were a half battery (Bedfordshire) in Luton (Leagrave) and (Hertfordshire) in Camp Road, St. Albans.

    Now they have the one centre at Leagrave shared with HQ battery 100 Reg

    SDR came along and killed what went before, which was a very good battery totaling (with attachments) over 100 excellent 'bods' individuals and a 'Recce' that more than held it's own with the regulars.

    I've been both a regular and TA in my days and I can say with all honesty that I enjoyed every minute my years in the TA.

    Anyway, you should know it well, considering you only live a couple of miles up the road.

    Paul

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