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CHThree
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:lol:

Hmm, that's one way way to whittle through a "3 pipe problem".

 
Posted : 19/06/2014 9:08 pm
McVickers
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:lol:

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Posted : 19/06/2014 9:21 pm
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Removal of stem from bowl before stowage should prevent 99% of in-pocket breakages

 
Posted : 21/06/2014 4:06 pm
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News just in. Pre-embarkation, Monty will be visiting 3 Commando and will deliver moral-boosting words and best wishes. All troops to be present.

 
Posted : 01/07/2014 12:40 pm
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It seems 3 Commando had a penchant for wearing denim trousers for the D-Day action, apparently because they'd found on exercise that wool caused chafing if they had a wet landing then had to march any distance. Just though I'd lob that in the mix, should chaps have a selection of battledress trousers in their wardrobe.


http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=87272

 
Posted : 02/07/2014 12:25 pm
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Funnily enough, exactly what I was going to add today when I had a free time to post up!

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Posted : 02/07/2014 12:34 pm
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So I've received my green beret, it has the two cap badge holes I don't want. My question is, is there a specific way round I should turn it to hide them?

 
Posted : 02/07/2014 7:51 pm
Allenby
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My green beret turned up as well; luckily pristine.

Finally got an excuse to use this, as well. :good:



 
Posted : 08/07/2014 2:48 pm
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As an actual pipe smoker, I feel I should clear up any misconceptions:
Straight pipes are no easier or harder to clean, pipe cleaners go around bends.
As long as you don't leave a pipe in your pocket and stand on it whilst getting out of your tent in the morning, it shouldn't break.
Pay corp would use a straight pipe because they could spare a hand to stabilise it, a curved pipe is better at supporting itself as it will rest on the chin so would be better for a commando.
Officers should ideally use a straight pipe as this will ensure 1 less hand is free to accidentally do any work. Straight pipes are also superior for pointing at things.
NCO's may find that a curved pipe works best when prodding someone in the chest to make a point.

 
Posted : 09/07/2014 7:19 pm
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:D

 
Posted : 09/07/2014 8:26 pm
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Bearing in mind the weather, are people mostly going wool BD or Denisons etc. ?

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Posted : 31/07/2014 7:34 pm
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Wools for me

 
Posted : 31/07/2014 7:43 pm
McVickers
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To stay historically accurate, BD for me. I thought I'd rock a nice commando jumper over the top of BD or just wool shirt.

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Posted : 31/07/2014 8:06 pm
Joker
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Wools sound good to go then :good:

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* British Gaiters/Anklets, not blanco'd, largest size available

 
Posted : 31/07/2014 8:13 pm
clash
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Wools, but taking my denison just in case it suddenly gets to hot to handle.

But I'm 99% sure I won't use it though.

 
Posted : 31/07/2014 8:47 pm
Allenby
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Looks like Wools for me too the . :)

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Posted : 31/07/2014 8:50 pm
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wool BD

 
Posted : 31/07/2014 8:52 pm
dcheetham89
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Wool BD for me, also packed the picture of my gal and 1934 bush radio (blue tooth speaker as I bought the shell)

 
Posted : 31/07/2014 9:09 pm
Allenby
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Loving the photo of your missus idea. I'm totally half inching that! :)

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Posted : 31/07/2014 9:21 pm
CHThree
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Bearing in mind the weather, are people mostly going wool BD or Denisons etc. ?

Wools, of course! What else? (oh, and and lots of water... :wink: )

 
Posted : 31/07/2014 10:54 pm
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