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New RAF Uniforms

Old 15th Jun 2022, 21:23
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Originally Posted by MPN11 View Post
And on that point, BV, I totally agree. A fighting Service dressed like RAC Patrolmen (as a Recruiting mate observed) hardly engenders the right mental attitudes. But then I have pontificated on this topic before.
As the RAC patrol people have been wearing dayglo orange outfits with those fluorescent strips for years, possibly decades, I think itís time this urban legend was consigned to the history books (or the dustbin). It may have been true of the 70s, possibly even the 80s, but itís been a while since we wore the same/similar uniforms.
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Old 15th Jun 2022, 21:59
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much smarter looking..

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Old 16th Jun 2022, 06:26
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But what about the the flying badges 'wings' etc, will they be sewn on, applied with Velcro or embroidered?
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 09:09
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They will be replaced by the wording Pilot on the rank slides, as per the ones seen here...

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Old 16th Jun 2022, 09:41
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Why would anyone in their right mind pay to buy uniform that their employer mandates they should wear? If the RAF couldnít give me blue uniform that fits and is comfortable to wear thatís bad right? Iím not going to pay to get them off the hook.

The images look like a uniform that would probably be more comfortable and accommodating.

None of this changes the fact that I think we should just wear MTP day to day with RAF flashes.

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Old 16th Jun 2022, 11:43
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Hat does look a little bit too small. 😊
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 12:51
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For the day the new uniforms are launched, I'd be grateful if Right Said Fred would re-record "I'm Too Sexy" with these lyrics:

I'm too sexy for Typhoons,
Too Sexy for Typhoons,
Prancing round in pantaloons.

And I'm too sexy for your squadron,
Too sexy for your squadron,
Got my satin stable belt on.

Aviator, you know what I mean,
And I do my little turn on the taxiway,
Yeah on the taxiway,
I shake my massive tush on the taxiway.

I'm too sexy for my smock,
Too sexy for smock,
D'you think I look like Mr Spock?

And I'm too sexy for parades,
Too sexy for parades,
Sweety, do these come in other shades?

Aviator, you know what I mean,
And I do my little turn on the taxiway,
On the taxiway,
Yeah I shake my massive tush on the taxiway.
​​​​​​
(Repeat chorus and fade until howls of derision subside)
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 13:02
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I wonder what she got the medals for...?
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 14:05
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Originally Posted by Il Duce View Post
For the day the new uniforms are launched, I'd be grateful if Right Said Fred would re-record "I'm Too Sexy" with these lyrics:

I'm too sexy for Typhoons,
Too Sexy for Typhoons,
Prancing round in pantaloons.

And I'm too sexy for your squadron,
Too sexy for your squadron,
Got my satin stable belt on.

Aviator, you know what I mean,
And I do my little turn on the taxiway,
Yeah on the taxiway,
I shake my massive tush on the taxiway.

I'm too sexy for my smock,
Too sexy for smock,
D'you think I look like Mr Spock?

And I'm too sexy for parades,
Too sexy for parades,
Sweety, do these come in other shades?

Aviator, you know what I mean,
And I do my little turn on the taxiway,
On the taxiway,
Yeah I shake my massive tush on the taxiway.
​​​​​​
(Repeat chorus and fade until howls of derision subside)

Fantastic rewrite, old chap! Thank you.

New uniforms? Inclusive and clearly Ďwiggy woke compliantí. 😉 glad to see we still have enough in the defence budget to even consider them.

During my time in the corridors of power (Soooo last century, I admit) even the use of the word ĎUniformí always caused great hilarity. The variations out there even then, were legion.




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Old 16th Jun 2022, 14:15
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I wonder what she got the medals for...?
Nightfighter ops with a few low level missions... I think she was also on Operation Chastise and well and truly got the dam busted......
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 14:57
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Bust is certainly dammed..
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 15:34
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That reminds me of what I'd stumbled across in the 56(F) squadron mini-museum at the back of the briefing room at pre-pongo Wattisham. A WRAF Officer's No.1 best blue....plus a full set of black frilly underwear! On asking about this, I was told that a previous squadron mate had donated an inflatable 'love doll' for those lonely moments on detachments! But they used to smuggle it on board a VC10 or Herc, inflate it and dress it, then confuse the ALMs doing the head count.

At least, that's the gen I was given.
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 15:37
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For BEagle's sake, can someone find a picture of Section Officer Maggie Harvey WAAF?
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 16:11
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That reminds me of what I'd stumbled across in the 56(F) squadron mini-museum at the back of the briefing room at pre-pongo Wattisham. A WRAF Officer's No.1 best blue....plus a full set of black frilly underwear! On asking about this, I was told that a previous squadron mate had donated an inflatable 'love doll' for those lonely moments on detachments! But they used to smuggle it on board a VC10 or Herc, inflate it and dress it, then confuse the ALMs doing the head count.

At least, that's the gen I was given.
A chap at RAF Halton drove around the station on the weekend on his motorbike with a blow up doll on the back in a skin coloured bikini, the RAF and MOD Rossers set off in pursuit, unfortunately for them he led a merry dance and they were unable to catch him for many hours.... When they finally did and were about to arrest him, he asked what was the offence... they looked back and forth at each other, they then realised he had not actually done anything wrong, so had to let him go.

When I was but a boy my best friend had his 18th and his parents hired a hall, we got him a blow up doll like you do, and had it inflated with helium, it was put in a long weighted box, wrapped to perfection and put with the other gifts, come gift opening time the box was ripped open and she ascended into the heavens, ok up, to the double height ceiling, there to look down on his mortified parents and red faced son.. She spent the evening watching the festivities and one assumes the cleaners in the morning had a surprise.

Ahh such fun from long gone times, and I hope Andrew is looking down on me now and laughing about it, having been taken far to early.

Sorry for the thread drift, Beag's post just brought it all back.
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Old 16th Jun 2022, 19:07
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For BEagle's sake, can someone find a picture of Section Officer Maggie Harvey WAAF?
Surely he doesn't need it? Like the rest of us, he can just project the picture on the wall ......... here goes .........

AAAaaaahhhh
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Old 17th Jun 2022, 08:24
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I once worked on a TV pilot (as in test episode, not person who operate aircraft) which involved one of our prettier, younger actresses playing an RAF Flight Lieutenant.

She emerged from the costume trailer in number one service dress, hair bunned, tie knotted, slipping the jacket on, with a pronounced scowl and the words:

"I look like a little schoolboy."

And, yes. She did.
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Old 17th Jun 2022, 09:21
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I preferred the old uniform.......


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Old 17th Jun 2022, 10:02
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Those will play havoc with the wooden flooring.

It does however bring a new meaning to the phrase "I never rose above Flight Lieutenant"


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Old 17th Jun 2022, 10:25
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Yup, basically that outfit. Only she actually wore the skirt...

My observation is that there is no way for any woman to wear that hat without looking like she's about to give someone a good hiding, whether that person wants it or not. Our actress refused to wear it.
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Old 26th Jul 2022, 10:04
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Originally Posted by 4everAD View Post
The only thing that is a good idea is the polo shirt, but the rank slide is in an awful place. Anyone who sits down to work will have a rank slide rubbing on their chin constantly.
Depends how many chins you have.
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