The German "Hair force" and Army and Navy !
Gents you just thought the Dutch armed forces were liberal when it came to long hair, see this link and marvel at the 1970's Bundeswehr.........words just fail me ! :shock: 40 Jahre Haarnetz-Erlass - Rekruten mit Rockermähne - Haarnetz-Erlass - Gesellschaft - Süddeutsche.de
with thanks to TJ over on another forum for this information and link..........enjoy !
Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
10-24-2015 10:58 PM
Wow, I never knew they had allowed this lol By the time I got there in the late 80s, it was back to short hair again. I remember the first Dutch soldier I saw, his beard was better than ZZ Top. I thought maybe he was someone who had been to a costume party, and couldn't be in the military. I learned a few things when I was there.
47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog
Wasn't it to tell the difference between GDR and FRG soldiers?
This ministerial decree was one of the reforms worked by the young Helmut Schmidt at a time when the Bw was beset by a variety of problems of command, obedience and morale. Such problems also adhered to USAREUR, as well, which, in fact, had far worse problems of discipline and obedience in the waning part of the Indochina episode, which had a powerful effect on US troops in the FRG.
Read Schmidt's memoirs.
Wissenschaft / Geschichte ab 1945// Zentrum für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr // ZMSBw
Blimey !! The Bloke at the front looks like a young version of Bill Oddie from the Goodies LOL.
I know this conflict. There was also a fighting between german policemen with long hair and the interior ministry. The Federal Constitutional Court decided, that the officers can have long hair, but they have to braid the hair. Lol. Visbible tats are also forbidden, a neutral look is important. But long hair is a super camo for snipers in the woods.
I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "
I remember a visit to Amsterdam in the mid 80s and there was a parade including the Dutch armed forces, they looked like a bunch of rejects from Woodstock!...
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
OH Back in the days when you had to see the face first before you smacked a Butt
Here's the picture