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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:22 pm 
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kennyc wrote:
have you lost the US jacket you wore for the infamous Fullbore McQeens comp ? I seem to remember that being waterproof.....unlike my shorts :p
Nope, that stays in the car 'Just in case' I do remember that shoot and your shorts, The Vikings Army Goretex jacket leaked and when she bitched someone told her that is why it was called surplus, you told us shorts were fine as skin is waterproof and despite being dry under the jacket lying in a puddle to shoot under a tree meant I ended up standing in the car park stark naked apart from some boots as I dried myself off and changed into dry gear.

That was a seriously wet day :)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:23 pm 
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this was the jacket


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I seem to remember someone telling Crystal there was a reason why some things were surplus :p


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:24 pm 
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SNAP! on the surplus comment cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:17 am 
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Yes, I remember the things from the 80s Dave, nasty. They were simple nylon type fabric with a waterproof layer that used to shed itself thus rendering them more useless than they already were.

We used to get round the rat in a crisp bag issue by wearing them UNDER our equally useless when wet combats to keep the noise down.

The only time I remember wearing the poxy things outside was on non tac stuff or on the ranges.....or body surfing on my JNCOs cadre at Sennybridge clapclap

When Goretex came in it was an inquiry job initially if you lost a part of the set......seems daft now

As a surplus item I can recommend these

http://www.britishmilitarysurplus.co.uk ... 23393.html

There is a lighter weight alternative that is as noisy as the original but actually waterproof as this one is.

I use them on the ranges for CSR etc but only in a downpour otherwise you get the "Cammo" police bleating.....


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