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Date: 05/22/13 06:16 PM

30 Responses to Military Uniforms [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
    938 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    Link: Military Uniforms - There`s normal then there`s the one your `special` cousin wears.
  2. Profile photo of IAFYM
    IAFYM Female 18-29
    132 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 6:32 pm
    I believe that the representation of Switzerland is actually of the Swiss Guard. The largely ceremonial guards of the Holy See (The Vatican) and not of the actual army of Switzerland.

    I could be wrong, so please correct me if so.
  3. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 22, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    The Swiss Guard have the honor of protecting His Holiness.
  4. Profile photo of AvatarJohn
    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm
    IAFYM, you`re right. That`s the Swiss Guard uniform, not the army uniform of Switzerland. Silly Sweepofdeath!
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
    311 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm
    No wonder they stay neutral, who would want to be caught dead in those!?
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    erikthevikin Male 30-39
    757 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm
    Yeah you may laugh at the clothes, but that guy could mess you up.! He would have to or risk looking like a pansy.
  7. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    How is that any worse than the british guards hat. I bet he is pretty agile in that...swift and Swiss.
  8. Profile photo of wildancrazy
    wildancrazy Male 40-49
    138 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 9:19 pm
    The selection process for the the Swiss Guard is very stringent, and those uniforms are hundreds of years old design.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    Neutral country. Not neutral colors.
  10. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 22, 2013 at 11:26 pm
    That`s not really a normal British military uniform either - it`s a ceremonial guard uniform.
  11. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    May 22, 2013 at 11:51 pm
    Those are the uniforms of the Swiss guard. Those are soldiers of the Holy See. I`m not even sure if they are part of the Swiss government.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2013 at 11:52 pm
    What do you expect from a country noted for it`s watches, knives, chocolate and money laundering.
  13. Profile photo of Mr_Tommy_Lee
    Mr_Tommy_Lee Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2013 at 11:58 pm
    Exactly the same as what Angilion said, that is not a GB military uniform, that is a ceremonial guard uniform, traditionally worn outside Buckingham Palace.
    I should know I am British.
  14. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 12:12 am
    And to think Michelangelo designed them.
  15. Profile photo of masmas
    masmas Male 30-39
    56 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 12:32 am
    This is not a Swiss army uniform. The Swiss Guard is recruited from the Swiss military but has nothing to do with it otherwise. They serve in the Swiss army and then a 2 year term (at least) in the Vatican. The uniform is for representational purposes only, the Swiss guard acts more like a secret service than an actual army.

    Swiss army uniform:
  16. Profile photo of Beardofzeus
    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 1:50 am
    You think anybody wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I`m wearing these bad boys?
  17. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14628 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 2:49 am
    Bear in mind that these uniforms reflect the age of the nations. The longer the history, the more ornate and impractical the dress uniform (on a modern battlefield).

    The Vatican (Papal Swiss Guard) and their uniforms date back to 1506 and are appropriate for a ceremonial court guard of pikemen.

    The Coldstream Guards` uniform style dates from pitched battles of the 1600s; the red aids visibility unit.

    USMC Dress blues dates back to the 19th C.

    The Russian uniform was updated, but based on the practical WWII-era soviet uniform.
  18. Profile photo of Thonious
    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 2:54 am
    A few words about the Swiss Guard at the Vatican. Their ceremonial uniforms may be a bit outdated, but if you cross the line you can discover that they are among the elite tough sons-of-bitches in the world.
  19. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14628 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 2:54 am
    *visibility of the unit.

    i.e. when a general is commanding a unit of men upon the battlefield using a spyglass and semaphore, and black powder cannon fire obscures the field of battle, then it makes perfect sense to dress all your men in bright red. In those days, there was no sneaking about and shooting from cover, or blowing up innocents with a drone from the safety of an air-conditioned military trailer in Las Vegas.
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    zeplin4u Male 40-49
    72 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 5:25 am
    If I were to come across these four military men, I would only fear the ones I the "normal" uniforms, they are all plenty tough, but you can count on the "funny" looking ones not hurting you until you threaten them, You can`t say that about the two "normal" ones.
  21. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 23, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Modern day uniforms.

  22. Profile photo of Reignblazer
    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 6:17 am
    Well this post is just dripping with chauvinism isn`t it :3
  23. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 6:49 am
    The British royal guard remind me of a q-tip.
  24. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 8:10 am
    Has anyone pointed out that these are anything but "normal uniforms" yet?
  25. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    May 23, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    THe british one is incorrect. It`s solely for the royal guard and is merely a showpiece.
  26. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    The GB one like Ted says is just for the Royal guard
    then you have the household cavalry

  27. Profile photo of Byfield
    Byfield Male 18-29
    464 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm
    Whoever made this is a total moron. The redcoats dont wear their uniform all the damn time and hardlty anyone wears it. These are all exceptional uniforms and the swiss guard doesnt operate in Switzerland - they operate in the vatican.

    Normal uniform - MultiCam, MultiCam, MultiCam, black suites or blue jumpsuits.
  28. Profile photo of 12chars
    12chars Male 18-29
    906 posts
    May 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    Hey, it`s showing the dress uniforms for the U.S. Military too people. Chill out, none of them are the combat uniforms, they are all formal.
  29. Profile photo of cossack10
    cossack10 Male 18-29
    50 posts
    May 24, 2013 at 10:58 am
    "The Royal Guard" is a bit misleading. The picture of this guardsman is of the Scots Guards (you can tell from his buttons being in threes and him having no plume in his bearskin). You would never call any of the Foot Guards "The Royal Guard", even though that is what they technically do. Though that is a picture of the Household Cavalry, it would be more correct to say he is a Trooper in the Life Guards, the Household Cavalry being broken into the Life Guards and the Blue and Royals. The Household Cavalry and Foot Guards combined is the Household Division. Also, more to the point, the guy that`s from "Switzerland" is actually part of the Swiss Guard.... Which guards the Vatican and is mainly made up of Italians.
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    cossack10 Male 18-29
    50 posts
    May 24, 2013 at 11:00 am
    Sorry, that should have been @ferdyfred

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