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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 20:36
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This GOM is all in favour, but I have one question. Can the men wear their hair like that if they want to? I'm old enough to remember "what's under the beret is yours. The rest is the Air Force's"
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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 20:38
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Maybe the kind of girl that wants hair like that depicted isnít the kind of girl that wants to sleep in a ditch?!

Itís far too easy for some to find problems when rules are changed.

I prefer to just roll with it. It wonít affect me in the slightest so why should I care? And no, I donít think the guys should fight for the right to grow their hair equally long.

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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 20:55
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This is all very well in theory for crabs who live at home and 5* hotels but how does it translate to squaddies living in mud-holes and under hedges? How is personal hygiene maintained with hairdos like that?
Oh FFS! What an utter non sequitur logical fallacy.


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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 21:27
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And I thought it was going to be about beards … nice to see a sensible policy being implemented.
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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 21:58
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This is all very well in theory for crabs who live at home and 5* hotels but how does it translate to squaddies living in mud-holes and under hedges? How is personal hygiene maintained with hairdos like that?]
It's not going to be compulsory regulations that everyone has to wear their hair like that - there is a choice!

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Old 2nd Aug 2021, 23:19
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo View Post
This is all very well in theory for crabs who live at home and 5* hotels but how does it translate to squaddies living in mud-holes and under hedges? How is personal hygiene maintained with hairdos like that?
I seem to recall in the good old days of the Cold War, the Dutch managed
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qim...e35b50d4ed6bdd
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 00:18
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I suggest more interest in PT Standards might be a priority over the length some of that hair shown by the OP's photo.

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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 00:50
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I suggest more interest in PT Standards might be a priority over the length some of that hair shown by the OP's photo.
Thank you! Tidy hair, however arranged, is OK with this old fart. But fat women (and indeed men) in uniform really pi$$es me off.
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 05:22
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Just don't get it caught on the way out if you have to pull the yellow and black handle!
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 05:46
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Originally Posted by SASless View Post
I suggest more interest in PT Standards might be a priority over the length some of that hair shown by the OP's photo.
In fairness, I assumed they were models working for a PR agency contracted by MoD. After all, no serviceperson would wear their belt half-fastened.
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 06:55
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Among the many other howlers in todays ""Daily Fail" on line (e.g. Intentional Olympic Committee (IOC)) was this piece on hair policy ,including :
"In 2019, the RAF allowed bears, but they must be short and neatly trimmed"`

It looks like Paddington's in with a chance then........
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 07:11
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German Bundeswehr ordered 74000 nets in 1971 to keep the (male!) recruits hair in place.
https://www.helmut-schmidt.de/aktuel...an-hair-force/

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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 09:48
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74,000 nets for one recruit - wow!
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 11:15
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I'm more concerned with how the young officer is sporting the forage cap. Surely tilted to the right, not the left? Or have I been wearing mine incorrectly for 30 years?
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 12:35
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I'm more concerned with how the young officer is sporting the forage cap. Surely tilted to the right, not the left? Or have I been wearing mine incorrectly for 30 years?
Well, since the lady next to her could well be the SWO, or so the cane and Tate and Lyle suggest, I am sure she will put her right.

For SASless and MPN11's benefit, a SWO can be any shape they like as their word is law and they do not have to run around, they have a whole Station at their disposal for that. A mate of mine was a SWO, he was not above telling the Stn Cdr off. As in, "It may be your Stn sir, but that is my grass so get off it!"
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 13:22
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Originally Posted by Ninthace View Post
I seem to recall in the good old days of the Cold War, the Dutch managed
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qim...e35b50d4ed6bdd
ReallY? The ones I saw didn't manage, that's for sure..
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 13:29
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Thank you! Tidy hair, however arranged, is OK with this old fart. But fat women (and indeed men) in uniform really pi$$es me off.
Fatist

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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 13:48
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Fatist

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Nope, I think I'm the fattest!
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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 14:11
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Slight and light hearted offer of a digression:
  1. regarding a Met Man at a very SW airfield, whose wig was not a tight fit, such that if he turned his head quickly, there was a lag of several degrees.
  2. and regarding one in the Vale of York who owned three, thus long, short [simulated haircut], medium, long, repeat.

Mine? They say that grass does not grow on a busy street, and I have to wear a hut in the sun, should it condescend to shine.


Called Jabba?

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Old 3rd Aug 2021, 14:56
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I suggest more interest in PT Standards might be a priority over the length some of that hair shown by the OP's photo.
It used to really wind me up when junior ranks with weight issues were getting threats of been thrown out when there was plenty of evidence of more senior ranks ďgetting away with itĒ.
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