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UK Army Now Allows Beards

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The UK army has lifted it's hundred year ban on beards. King Charles has signed it off. So squaddies on Easter Break have time to grow a beard should they so desire. Some regulations still apply so I suppose tatty beards are out but it might increase recruitment who knows. There used to be a mustache law years ago as well.

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MelissaLee1
3 weeks ago
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telmel

They will have to stop using the expression ''that was a close shave'' when in battle now M

But they can say more now ''That was a bit hairy '' 😀

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MelissaLee1
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telmel

MelissaLee1 He just needs some spam now M

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MelissaLee1

telmel That's what made the vikings sooo very naughty innit.All that processed meat.

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telmel

MelissaLee1 True M, i get lots of spam but mainly in my inbox 😀

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Lynibis

Mixed feelings about this one. When I was in Navy it was so very strict, hair mustn't touch collar, dress heel shoes no more than 2" , tie certain length etc. But, that said, I guess rules for rules sake doesn't serve anyone and I certainly don't see the harm in beards when in war, manoeuvres etc where facilities are limited.

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MelissaLee1

Lynibis If in hand to hand combat I would be tempted to tug at a long beard lol.

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Lynibis

MelissaLee1 as long as it wasn't blackbeard, he used to put lighted smoking tapers in his long beard to look more demonic and frighten his victims!

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MelissaLee1

Lynibis could have gone to the wall that.Obviously well rehearsed.

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martinlufc5637

Lots of men have beard's now, I've never personally grown one, there is no harm in having a beard

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jam45

martinlufc5637 I bet the "woke brigade" is behind this. "Modernising everything that was previous barred. It will look awful on a service man on and off duty.

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Leannexxx

jam45 have to disagree my other half has always had a beard I think they look great I suppose if it's looked after why shouldn't it be allowed

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PhilipMarc

martinlufc5637 there is no harm in having a beard

Well, it depends.

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martinlufc5637

jam45 it will be for the transgender women who have beards 🤣

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MelissaLee1

martinlufc5637 I like some beards but goatees are just weird.

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PhilipMarc

Wasn't it the British army that decided not to hire European men (aka White) in favor of "diversity"? Well, see how that works out.

I'm not going to fight for any foreign country.

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MelissaLee1

PhilipMarc Not like Byron,Orwell and Che Gevara then? Bin Laden as well!

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PaxAmerica

PhilipMarc Pretty sure they will be fine, dont worry 👍

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PaxAmerica

Soldiers only started being clean shaven in WW1 becasue it interfered with the gas mask seal around face. Having facial hair doesnt have any bearing on whether a man or woman has courage. I'm all for it. Fat, gay, trans, green or blue 🤣 If they can pass the tests, have courage and honour then sign them up.

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MelissaLee1

PaxAmerica Sounds about right.If you ever have to use a defib kit on a someone with a hairy chest you have to shave a spot to stop a fire.No kidding.

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HappyComperZoe

Lol I think having a beard or not is the least of their worries.

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MelissaLee1

HappyComperZoe Got a point there.

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PaxAmerica

MelissaLee1 Incoming gunfire defintely takes precedence🔫

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