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Military beards?

Nov 2017 13 11:53

Post by Lucastone1 » Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 11:53am

Post by Lucastone1 by Lucastone1 Nov 2017 13 11:53

Non caretaking question but your the only guys i know but it's just pure curiosity. Prince Harry wore a beard on parade. Did it really matter or are they picking flies?
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Re: Military beards?

Nov 2017 13 12:14

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Post by HappyLad by HappyLad Nov 2017 13 12:14

I'm ex army & it doesn't sit well with me. Basically if you're going to wear the uniform then do it properly, so therefore unless you're the pioneer sergeant you should not have a beard. I like our young royals, i think they set a great example and are very down to earth, so i'm not overly bothered i guess, but on days like yesterday i think they should do it properly, and if they don't want to shave then don't dress up.
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Re: Military beards?

Nov 2017 13 14:25

Post by UnderPaid » Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 2:25pm

Post by UnderPaid by UnderPaid Nov 2017 13 14:25

Does it really matter? With all the cuts to the military maybe all the "traditions" and the pomp and ceremony should be the first things cut.
An ex army friend of mine recently told me the British army now has more horses than tanks. Although the guards look pretty trotting up and down for the tourists it won't win any battles.
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Re: Military beards?

Nov 2017 13 14:39

Post by Nail » Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 2:39pm

Post by Nail by Nail Nov 2017 13 14:39

If that's all we need to moan about then things are going well. There is much worse to worry about in the world!

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Re: Military beards?

Nov 2017 13 19:03

Post by Dinky » Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 7:03pm

Post by Dinky by Dinky Nov 2017 13 19:03

Maybe he has a chit from the medical officer allowing him to grow a beard, that is the only way one could grow a beard whilst I was serving.
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Re: Military beards?

Nov 2017 13 19:30

Post by jay » Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 7:30pm

Post by jay by jay Nov 2017 13 19:30

Royals are exempt.

IIRC the only rank to allow a beard is the Pioneer Sgt
Otherwise you need a 'Biff Chit' from the medic to excuse shaving.
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Re: Military beards?

Nov 2017 13 19:42

Post by Smithy » Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 7:42pm

Post by Smithy by Smithy Nov 2017 13 19:42

More of a Republican myself but I have a lot of respect for this fellow. He's done more for many walks of society than many another Royal or Politician. If I can wear my medals along with a beard at a Remembrance Ceremony so should he, even if he is in full uniform...in addition, there are others serving in the mob who are allowed to wear a beard. Leave the lad alone I say..

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Re: Military beards?

Nov 2017 13 21:13

Post by EBJ » Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 9:13pm

Post by EBJ by EBJ Nov 2017 13 21:13

My own bold being ex service is it's OK for submariners but the rest of the armed services should be clean shaven. [Wink.png]
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Re: Military beards?

Nov 2017 13 23:29

Post by Smithy » Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 11:29pm

Post by Smithy by Smithy Nov 2017 13 23:29

EBJ wrote:
Mon, 13th Nov 2017, 9:13pm
My own bold being ex service is it's OK for submariners but the rest of the armed services should be clean shaven. [Wink.png]
Pioneer Sgts and Sikhs are allowed beards....

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Re: Military beards?

Nov 2017 14 06:53

Post by trout39843 » Tue, 14th Nov 2017, 6:53am

Post by trout39843 by trout39843 Nov 2017 14 06:53

I personally don't like it. To me it's a respect for the uniform thing. Our Army has a regulation on the appearance and wear of the uniform, AR 670-1, and it should be followed even in the civilian life. I hate these people that buy a surplus coat and wear it (all messed up with buttons undone and such) just to look cool.
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