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High leg combat boots had been in trial since 1976 by a cav sqdn.
They were on order when the falklands war started and rushed into service the following year.. I got my first pair in 1983. We used to buy our owo boots and the adapted dms northen ireland boot.
The british government is renowned for getting its priorities mixed up...ref body armour in iraq

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"Puttees" ????
How very "Western Front ".
Surely not recently ?
They weren't worn a la western front style, they were worn just above the ankle.



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High leg combat boots had been in trial since 1976 by a cav sqdn.
They were on order when the falklands war started and rushed into service the following year.. I got my first pair in 1983. We used to buy our owo boots and the adapted dms northen ireland boot.
The british government is renowned for getting its priorities mixed up...ref body armour in iraq

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I went through the Ammo Boot, (worn with No1s) DMS (Direct Molded Sole) 'Commando' boot that had screwed on soles, CBH (combat boot High), Danner, Pro Boots and Trezeta's. I can honestly say that with all those boots, I never had a blister; maybe it was because I always wore two pairs of wool socks (a tip from dear old dad bless him) and my feet were just the right shape.



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Another reason the argentine navy cant do its job
http://en.mercopress.com/2012/11/22/...nd-maintenance
Nice reference; one of the Argentine destroyers is named Heroína, which is spanish for heroin. I wonder what else the argentinos hve been smoking.
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DMS boots, puttees and condensed milk in a tube. Those were the days

Mind you, the condensed milk was lovely, especially when applied to an oatmeal block.

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she just might take you up on the offer..
Sorry, I would turn gay first.
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They weren't worn a la western front style, they were worn just above the ankle.



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Thanks Paul and DARKPLACE.

I had visions of those abominations wound around the calf:- ankle to almost the knee- just as they were worn at Ypres.

If not a high combat boot then perhaps a gaiter would have been easier.
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Thanks Paul and DARKPLACE.

I had visions of those abominations wound around the calf:- ankle to almost the knee- just as they were worn at Ypres.

If not a high combat boot then perhaps a gaiter would have been easier.
I think the idea was to prevent snake bite? That's what I got told any way. Like the red army was going to flood west Germany with snakes!!! DT's anyone?
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I think the idea was to prevent snake bite? That's what I got told any way. Like the red army was going to flood west Germany with snakes!!! DT's anyone?
The puttee worn with dms boots was meant to add extra support for the ankle, something the dms did not very well.
I know of soldiers taking boots of argentine bodies

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Hell no! She was born Martha Helen Kostyra in Jersey City, world-capital of the "Five-Finger Discount." Stewart is her ex-husband's name. She kept it only 'cause it suits her über-WASP self-image.

And I'd still rather ball Christina Kirchner than Martha Stewart.
I understand that she isn't even a real blond!
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