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Headgear

  • 04-06-2018 9:34am
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭4ensic15


    How come members of the defence forces involved in searching for the mobile phone of Cameron Reilly are not wearing headgear? Is a cap not part of the uniform anymore?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭Negative_G


    4ensic15 wrote: »
    How come members of the defence forces involved in searching for the mobile phone of Cameron Reilly are not wearing headgear? Is a cap not part of the uniform anymore?

    Yes it is.

    When engaging in manual tasks such as a search or ATCP troops can be directed to not wear head dress as it is not essential to the task. It's a practical decision, nothing more.

    Quite simple really.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,878 ✭✭✭✭ Kayleigh Large Senselessness


    Negative_G wrote: »
    Yes it is.

    When engaging in manual tasks such as a search or ATCP troops can be directed to not wear head dress as it is not essential to the task. It's a practical decision, nothing more.

    Quite simple really.

    ^^^ This.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,141 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manic Moran


    I understand flexibility, and the fact that a beret is, generally speaking, an all but useless piece of kit, but how is it impractical/gets in the way and worthy of dispensing with?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭Negative_G


    I understand flexibility, and the fact that a beret is, generally speaking, an all but useless piece of kit, but how is it impractical/gets in the way and worthy of dispensing with?

    What reason would you give to direct soldiers to wear a beret while engaging in manual tasks where head dress might constantly fall off, get snagged in something or just make a person sweat even more than they are already? What purpose does it serve?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,775 ✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    I understand flexibility, and the fact that a beret is, generally speaking, an all but useless piece of kit, but how is it impractical/gets in the way and worthy of dispensing with?

    I despise berets. If I had a choice of time traveling to take out Hitler, or the inventor of the beret, I'd be hard pressed.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,979 ✭✭✭Stovepipe


    The reason why armies use berets is because they are cheap to make and buy, easy to maintain and easy to replace and some units place a huge amount of pride in them. Apart from berets, the sidecap is about the next best thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,333 ✭✭✭Negative_G


    Stovepipe wrote: »
    The reason why armies use berets is because they are cheap to make and buy, easy to maintain and easy to replace and some units place a huge amount of pride in them. Apart from berets, the sidecap is about the next best thing.

    What does this have to do with the OP's question?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,979 ✭✭✭Stovepipe


    The beret was mentioned. I don't know why they didn't have head gear, just some local operational order, I guess.


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