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OcdtADF
06-11-2009, 08:50
Just so you know what I'm talking about

http://www.army-surplus.co.uk/militarygear/product/dpm-south-african-vest.html (note mine is in DPCU not DPM)

I have purchased this vest and am in the process of making it compatible with my British Army Bergen Field Pack in Auscam.

So far I have removed the backpack section to flatten it off for my pack.

Does anyone know what purpose do the six adjustable slides on the mid back section serve? I have been considering removing them to make sure they don’t dig in with my pack; is this a good idea?

I am also considering replacing some of the Velcro with fastex clips, is it worth my while? Is there an alternative to fastex?

Thanks in advance for any advice

JJ_BPK
06-11-2009, 10:37
Cadet

Welcome aboard.

Your asking a question that will not get you very many answers, if at all.
We in the US (Army, Marines, Air-Force, Navy) do not use any of the Oz or UK gear.

Use the search function,, read a while,, learn...

thebaffler
06-11-2009, 20:08
And while I'm no QP, I am an officer and I can tell you that referring to yourself as such prior to your "pinning" is bad form as well.

OcdtADF
06-11-2009, 21:50
I know it's a bit of a long shot; a South African Vest, an Aussie wearer and a British Pack.

I just hope someone out there can give me a bit of advice.

Thanks in advance

FYI Baffler
Aussie OCDT's are referred to as Staff Cadets, Officers or Officer Cadets (depending on where they are); Or just 'YOU!', I mean no offence but it is what I'm used to...

Viking
06-12-2009, 05:56
Taking a wild guess here. I would say the side buckles are for the changes between armor and no armor. If you are not wearing the armor, you would want to tighten it for a snugger fit. With armor, obviously, let it out so it fits around it all.

abc_123
06-12-2009, 17:17
I know it's a bit of a long shot; a South African Vest, an Aussie wearer and a British Pack.

I just hope someone out there can give me a bit of advice.

Thanks in advance

FYI Baffler
Aussie OCDT's are referred to as Staff Cadets, Officers or Officer Cadets (depending on where they are); Or just 'YOU!'


'YOU!'

I had that title once...or twice...or...:D

archade
08-09-2009, 12:59
'YOU!'

I had that title once...or twice...or...:D


So do I! Generally it was between 05.00 PM and 06.30 PM when nobody was in the company and a big voice needed "YOU"f or an important mission like mopping up the floor with... or washing the company commander car. :lifter