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Old 5th Feb 2023, 15:53
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Headdress even?
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Old 5th Feb 2023, 17:38
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IIRC "Cap; SD; officers for the use of"
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Old 5th Feb 2023, 18:56
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Originally Posted by Herod View Post
IIRC "Cap; SD; officers for the use of"
Parade will remove headdress.
Remove..........
HEADDRESS!
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Old 6th Feb 2023, 14:26
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
Parade will remove headdress.
Remove..........
HEADDRESS!
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I believe that this order is applicable only to Tri-Service occasions, such as The Festival of Remembrance. The Royal Navy orders are quite simply "Off-Caps" and "On-Caps", whether for Peaked Caps, Tricorn Caps, Caps, and Berets, collectively known as "Headgear" rather than "Headdress" - and never as "Hats!

Full details at Article 0213-18 of https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...0book1%201.pdf for those who require further detail.....

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Old 6th Feb 2023, 15:40
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Originally Posted by Union Jack View Post
I believe that this order is applicable only to Tri-Service occasions, such as The Festival of Remembrance. The Royal Navy orders are quite simply "Off-Caps" and "On-Caps", whether for Peaked Caps, Tricorn Caps, Caps, and Berets, collectively known as "Headgear" rather than "Headdress" - and never as "Hats!

Full details at Article 0213-18 of https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...0book1%201.pdf for those who require further detail.....

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Thank you, and yes, I did know it was tri-service only; just making the mischievous point that, once a year or so, what the RAF [including officers] removes/ wears is not a cap.
A little pedantry has the same beneficial effect as salt and pepper on egg.
Or might be as divisive as Marmite.
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Old 6th Feb 2023, 15:53
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I remember the RAF forage cap returning in the late sixties/early seventies. I bought one and found it extremely useful for using down the routes. Then our very unpopular Squadron Commander decreed that all his Officers should buy one, so I returned to using my rather battered SD Cap and returned to looking like a bus driver flying an aeroplane.
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Old 6th Feb 2023, 17:00
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Ah yes, brakedwell. The infamous "chip-bag".
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Old 6th Feb 2023, 18:14
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Berets, Officers for the use of, are an even worse hazard, unless you have an RAF Regt mate to sort it out for you!
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Old 6th Feb 2023, 18:28
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I watched Vera last night, with an army theme...

Actors should not be allowed to wear berets
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Old 6th Feb 2023, 20:23
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Not only actors, when I was in the RAF a few decades ago, some airmen ignored anhedral and appeared to have a wing sticking out of the right side of their nut whilst others aimed more towards the Ena Sharples hairnet look.
Some army regiments seem to have their own beret positioning habits, like the front being almost pulled down to the bridge of their nose and the badge edging towards the side of the head instead of above the left eye. Not a criticism, just an observation.
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Old 6th Feb 2023, 22:49
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Berets? Oh dear me no. I managed to avoid wearing one of those wretched things ever since I finished officer training.

I'm not sure which is worse - 'chip bag' or beret....
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Beret was better for collecting mushrooms! (A quick trip back to the 60s there).
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Old 7th Feb 2023, 09:51
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Ah yes, brakedwell. The infamous "chip-bag".
I used a chip bag for many years ('79 to '98) until I was unceremoneously 'dumped' as an RAFVRT officer.
I've since bought a brand new one still in its cellophane wrapping!
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Was your fathers Catalini time with 210 sqn in the Shetlands ?
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