Brits at Crete

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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby dcheetham89 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:13 pm

So how many people are wearing KD then? As its currently the only uniform I own at the moment thats me, just wondering if I'm going to stick out a little or not...I could be the distraction for ze Hun :D
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby Wladek » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:14 pm

some mixture for sure.
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby dcheetham89 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:30 pm

It would seem so, Im crossing my fingers for a warmish day, though I'll pack my man up spray just in case its not :giggle:
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby dadio » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:49 pm

not sure if "man up spray" is period, aerosols were far less common, i think they just used "lip stiffener" ,i think soldier of fortune sells it :lol:
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby dcheetham89 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:21 pm

dadio wrote:not sure if "man up spray" is period, aerosols were far less common, i think they just used "lip stiffener" ,i think soldier of fortune sells it :lol:


I actually did laugh out loud :D

I'll be sure to get some, It'll go well with my " Brew up" kit; all nicely labelled "In case of Invasion"
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby major malfunction » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:39 pm

You won't be alone in your kd's . I shall be rocking my shorts and longs socks !
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby PolzyStevo » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:30 am

I've got my KDs ready, just thinking about the KD shorts / BD top look thats very common in Crete photos.
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby dcheetham89 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:29 am

Yes, I have seen a good mixture in photos, probably a good idea to bring the BD if youve got it, hmm.. maybe I can ask for a set for Valentines instead of chocolate, sure she'll be fine with that?
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby MartinR » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:21 am

I think a few pople are going in KD or a mix of stuff. I will probably be in BD trousers and a jumper, although it partly depends on the weather. If it is pouring with rain and freezing cold I'll be in nice warm wools.

Wasn't going to bother with unit and formation signs.

Not particularly looking forward to brushing the chalk (white mud?) off afterwards. I've still got chalk on some stuff from last time at UCAP and the ground was frozen solid then.

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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby Yith » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:42 am

KD Shorts and shirt for me... with a BD top as well if it's cooler.

Though I'll bring BD trousers, KD trousers, jumper and leather jerkin just in case,

Maybe a greatcoat as well, heh!

Oh and possibly a KD bush jacket.

I have the whole lot so may as well bring it. :)
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby dcheetham89 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:44 pm

Yer Im generally the sort of person that will wear my khaki trench coat in cold weather anyway because its the warmest coat I have! Royal artillery, not dated, but I'm sure you lads could hazard a guess,

While were on the subject of KD, anyone got a good ways on making the kit look more sun bleached short of washing it a few times? There isn't much sun about to do it properly at the moment, in fact I think its snowing... :slap:
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby Gadge » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:47 pm

I'll be wearing KD, i think tbh the more of us that do the better... seems a real shame to do a med/dessie type game and wear what we wear every event! :)

KD generally didnt have insignia as it was laundered so often it got destroyed. Anything you do put on really should be put on with poppers or slip ons.

Its going to be May at the game and the sites pretty sheltered so unless we have the worst may in history a greatcoat might be a little excessive (and impossible to feel any hits through).
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby Moss » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:47 pm

I will be coming in kd with my bd blouse strapped to my small pack just in case it gets cold or starts pissing it down.
Would it be correct if I covered my helmet in mud when I get there instead of painting it tan? I have heard that it was done but I want a second opinion.
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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby MartinR » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:56 am

Mud will generally dry to a light tan and is a lot easier to get off than paint!

I'm just putting a hessian cover under a brown net on mine.

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Re: Brits at Crete

Postby Moss » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:49 pm

Ok thanks I'll go with mud, I did try a Hessian cover wore it for a day and bits of fluff kept getting in my eyes and on my contact lenses so they're not too practical for me.
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