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Punk wearing RAF jacket interviewed by police

Old 29th Nov 2008, 08:26
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See the Uniform Act of 1894.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 12:10
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And that's worse than wearing a long service medal ribbon how exactly? Get over yourself.
Sense of humour failure, eh Laarbruch?

But since you asked, I worked damned hard for my wings and plenty of people can just go and wear them willy nilly as well. Get them off as well, I say.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 14:46
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For all your Punk needs:

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Desert pattern shirts seemed especially popular amongst the general public this summer
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 20:46
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"Seems a bit rich to be slagging the guy off based on his dress-sense, with associated snide remarks hinting that he's some kind of low-life, while conveniently ignoring the fact that he's at Cambridge University."

That makes it ok then!
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 22:52
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Heard Prince Edward was on the TV uniformed and wearing medals, out of curiosity were did they come from?
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 19:37
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The plods picking on this guy would explain the following.:

I was doing 120mph down motorway

After drinking 2ltrs white wine

6 cans Cider

smoked 2 spliffs

thought i was flying a Harrier...

and i got away with it....!!!

Yeah right...

have the authorities got nowt better to do than go for petty things like this student who is probably naive !!

as for HRH Edward..

Honours
Appointments
10 March 1989 2 June 2003: Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)
2 June 2003: Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO)[8]
23 April 2006: Royal Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (KG)
1 August 2004: Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The Queen (AdC(P))
11 May 2005: Honorary Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (SOM)[9]
Decorations
10 March 1977: Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal
1990: New Zealand Commemorative Medal
2 June 2002: Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
7 June 2005: Commemorative Medal for the Centennial

so thats his medal entitlement etc
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 20:15
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I don't know what the fuss is about, every second person seems to wear some form of military surplus. Building workers all seem to have a piece of desert DPM. It's hardly illegal if it's sold off officially.

Interestingly if it was Irish military issue, he would be arrested and charged. Because there actually is a law against wearing current issue gear here. It was in place to stop the IRA from poncing around looking as if they were a real army. So ironically the IRA often wore British gear Which wasn't illegal.
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 20:25
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So just to confirm he wasn't actually a serving member of the RAF then?
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Old 9th Dec 2008, 12:53
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S3 Uniforms Act 1894

It is an offence for any person not serving in Her Majesty's forces to wear without Her Majesty's permision any dress having the appearance, or bearing any of the distinctive marks of any such uniform.

Exemption for stage plays etc.
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Old 9th Dec 2008, 18:14
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Its one thing dressing like an article of forestry, but personally I found display of rank and medals ever so slightly offensive (possibly because I never attained either...) And that's coming from an ex-punk.

Anyway his team were sh*t and they lost - all that education for nothing eh?
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Old 18th Dec 2008, 21:02
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Doing my Xmas shopping (early due to OOA LTA Xmas Eve) in Lincoln I saw a youth (aged about 20-ish) wearing a Gp Capt Great Coat (may have been a VR(T) Gp Capt)
OK so it was baltic cold, but a great coat???
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Old 19th Dec 2008, 04:42
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No you haven't.

I'm Spartacus.

Any form of camoflauged kit was not allowed to be worn by anyone except the police in SA pre 1994 due to the security situation. The law is still in effect and has never been rescinded but the wearing of camo is now overlooked because of the preference of the youth to trot around in urban disco camo. SA Plod are next to useless so it probably hasn't even occurred to them. Perhaps UK Plod merely ignores it on the whole unless it's broadcast on national television and becomes a bit in-your-face.

At least he's not going around saying he was up on the balcony with the few thousand others who claim to have been there.
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