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Having just joined the RAF cadets through my school...

Post by Hammer_other » 19 Sep 2004, 10:00

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"...and the bombs go BOOM and the walls crash down, bang, bang, boom, boom, war is a terrible thing, OK?!..."

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Post by KODIAK » 19 Sep 2004, 13:44

Okay mate - nice one! Not much to sort out - just that beret, the tie, and those friggin EARS! LOL :lol: :lol:

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Post by Hammer_other » 19 Sep 2004, 13:58

OI!

I know my ears stick out!
"...and the bombs go BOOM and the walls crash down, bang, bang, boom, boom, war is a terrible thing, OK?!..."

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Post by Softball » 19 Sep 2004, 22:39

"STAND AT ATTENTION SOLDIER!! GET THOSE HANDS OFF THOSE HIPS, MOVE IT MOVE IT!!!!"

It's good to see people post their pics on here, helps put a face with a name. Nice pic Hammer, thanks for sharing it.
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Post by Hammer_other » 19 Sep 2004, 22:41

Cheers mate :wink:
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Post by KODIAK » 20 Sep 2004, 01:50

Have they shown you how to shape your beret? It makes all the difference in appearance once you do it - very simple really mate.
1. It looks leather-banded, so don't let the band get wet as much as possible - at every opportunity dry it whilst shaping.
2. To shrink the beret: run the hot water tap until the water is nice and scolding! Then switch off - place plug in sink. Place beret in sink (upside down) and run hot water into the beret until it is almost up to the band. Allow beret to to sit and soak in the hot water for several minutes. Then quickly remove and dump the hot water. Then place the beret back in the sink and soak in cold water (the colder the better really for max shrinkage!) This sort of thing is done best if you have two sinks side-by-side. Next you need to squeeze as much moisture out of the beret as possible - choose your method here; some people simply wringe it out, others roll the beret in a thick towel and squeeze. Once you've done that, place the beret on your head, and shape to your desired style - I prefer the Royal Marine style as it looks sharpest! Beret should reach no further than halfway down your right ear. Don't forget to check where the true position of your badge should be, before shaping your beret, or it could be a real pain in the arse to sort it out afterwards. It SHOULD be centre-line of badge inline with the inside edge of the left eye. And let me tell you - if there is something that pisses us old-an'-bold troop Sgts (Gunnie to you Yanks!) is some asshole with his cap-badge looking like a friggin ear ornament. The only people in the Armed Forces who wear their badge like that is the Paras, and that's because they're GAY! :lol:
3. Anyway, back to the subject in hand; if you need to expand your beret, you simply do the opposite from what you did in 2. above - cold then hot water. Have fun
4. One more little thing - the band should run across your forehead but be level, not slope one way. Okay mate, I'll leave ya to it then - hope you manage to do a good job with the instructions I've given you.

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Post by Hammer_other » 20 Sep 2004, 03:19

I actually have another beret, giving precisely the same instructions. I was gonna shape it yesterday evening, but I'll do it today.
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Post by Mooseman » 17 May 2005, 17:26

a method i was given to shape it (not shrink it mind) was to get it wet, place it on a size 5 rugby ball, and then shape it as required....maybe they were trying to tell me something about the shape of my head?!?

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Post by KODIAK » 17 May 2005, 18:20

Mooseman, that's a neat idea - as long as your head is a size 5!

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Post by Mooseman » 18 May 2005, 14:30

true mate, but i think it ends up being a good fit for most 'average' size heads...so unless u suffer from gigantism, or have a pin head, u should be ok :)
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Post by Gator » 18 May 2005, 14:33

Kodiak == Pinhead? nahhhhhh no way.
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Post by KODIAK » 18 May 2005, 14:41

Well, like most things biological, head sizes generally are relative to the other dimensions of your body. Unless, of course you're a fat bastard! Thinking about it though, most bigger guys tend to have swelled heads anyway - either before when they are threatening to pummel your puny little body into the dirt infront of their mates, or after once you've belted them round the head with something solid! It needs to be solid too, cos their sort tend to be pretty dense. There are few memebers of my old sections who've learned a valuable lesson or two, talking to Sid The Shovel. :wink:

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Post by Mooseman » 20 May 2005, 11:38

Sid the shovel? Would he be related to Billy Baseball Bat?
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Post by KODIAK » 20 May 2005, 12:39

When you are the one on the receiving end, my belief is they appear as one and the same. But to answer your question in a more precise fashion, it is dependant on the wood they are from. :lol:

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