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Seem to remember my buckle used to find its way to my left hip usually.
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Post by sejintenej »

Great Plum wrote:I always put the broadie buckle on the back...
Seems about right.
Did you halfinch a narrow girdle and plait it for your breeches? That was the thing in my day. You could get away with it if the plaiting was tight and neat, but otherwise woe betide you.

In Col A it was customary to pass your broadie buckle to someone coming up to needing one. Otherwise they cost a fortune (well, a bit over 3 terms' pocket money)
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No we never used girdles for our breeches... (well I didn't anyway!)
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Post by sport! »

Richard Ruck wrote:Just looked at a photo of myself and a mate in our uniforms.

Buckles not on view, so they must be round the back somewhere....

Can't remember giving it much thought at the time, though
Me neither. Looking at the Col B photo posted on the forum, mine is plainly on view, at the front, dressed slightly to the left!!

Maybe it was uncomfortable sitting on it if it were round the back.....
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Post by Euterpe13 »

Just to compare eras : my brother was at CH from 64 to 69 ( I think) , and I can't ever remember his buckle being turned to the back. And I have photos of us with Andy PJ, who was further up the school, and his buckle is in front

On the other hand, when my son went to CH in '90, he explained to me that squits had to wear their buckles at the front, and that you were allowed to turn it further up the school ( this is how I remember it, anyway) ... like a privilege.
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Post by englishangel »

In our era did the belt not get lower as you proceeded up the school?
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englishangel wrote:In our era did the belt not get lower as you proceeded up the school?
Also true
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SUSPENDER BELT ?????????????????????????????????????
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J.R. wrote:SUSPENDER BELT ?????????????????????????????????????
On the boys' coats.
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J.R. wrote:SUSPENDER BELT ?????????????????????????????????????
you really should stop nicking the rabbits' food for a couple of weeks...
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Euterpe13 wrote:
J.R. wrote:SUSPENDER BELT ?????????????????????????????????????
you really should stop nicking the rabbits' food for a couple of weeks...
Only a couple ???
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try bromide
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AKAP wrote:try bromide
.... it didn't work at Horsham, (allegedly) !!
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J.R. wrote:
AKAP wrote:try bromide
.... it didn't work at Horsham, (allegedly) !!
The army tried it at Aldershot but CH cadets were so immune to it they set off fire extinguishers inside the Challenger tanks in protest. MOD were not happy bunnies!
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Post by AKAP »

Thought I had better put a post on, just to show that there are still some old blues on the forum who didn't go to Heartford.
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