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Is this normal these days?

Old 29th Jan 2015, 00:32
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Is this normal these days?

Marching in with the chaps..





It was on the MSN site re the cuts and it just caught my eye as strange
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 00:56
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Rank creep?


And he forgot his belt.


"Shoot the one without a belt"
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 03:20
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It's actually a picture from a tri service trial (by the UK MOD) of logistical improvements.
Hence the different finishing touches that have been observed.

Whilst information about some of the items have not been released one that has is the amazing use of nanotechnology developed by both Cardiff and Bristol universities in the field of water carriage.

Whilst still in it's infancy, the said use of nanotechnology is set to revolutionise battlefield logistics allowing the individual soldier /sailor /airmen to reduce the logistics train in the supply of H2O. Basically they carry the water in a nanotechnology form, once at their FOB, firebase the nanotech water is reconstituted back into real H2O.

They are talking about 1 individual carrying the equivalent of 10 gallons in an easy to carry format.
Once at their destination a simple process is all it takes to reconstitute the nanotech back into H2O.
Not only does this have significant military implications, the possible future use of this technology in, say, disaster relief operations could have the possibility of being a enormous life saver around the world.
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The dried frog pills aren't working old chap.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 04:37
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Oh c'mon, glad rag.
Dehydrated water's been around for ages - I've even got a couple of bottles here.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 08:02
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Dehydrated water's been around for ages - I've even got a couple of bottles here.
I thought it came in tablet form.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 08:22
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I'm sure he'll get over the embarrassment of being photographed with "other ranks".
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 08:30
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But will the 'other ranks'. And it actually looks like he knows how to do it too. Ooo..no sword
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 08:37
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The RSM/Drill Pig couldn't work out who he was from his 'toned down' rank...

Good to see he still has his IOT cap badge though!
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 10:32
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I hope hes been well trained in handbag avoidence if hes a pruner.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 19:31
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Tut, tut Sqn Ldr!!

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Old 29th Jan 2015, 19:38
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Yes, dehydrated water does come in tablet (or powder form)
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 20:21
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The US Army filed a patent for dry water Patent US4008170 - Dry water - Google Patents in 1975.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 20:41
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Interesting.
BCB in Cardiff make the dehydrated water for the MOD
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