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Old 15-06-24, 09:19 AM
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Old 15-06-24, 09:31 AM
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What's unbelievable is that "we" ever awarded contracts to produce uniform and Insignia to the Chinese.
Gone are the innocent days of being "Made in Hong Kong".
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Old 15-06-24, 09:43 AM
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What's unbelievable is that "we" ever awarded contracts to produce uniform and Insignia to the Chinese.
Gone are the innocent days of being "Made in Hong Kong".

The contract was awarded to a British company (Wyedean) who subcontracted parts of it to China as costs were much lower.

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Old 15-06-24, 09:57 AM
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Which shows a lack of supervision of such contracts.
Maybe we'll end up with drone components sourced from Russia and Iran.
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Old 15-06-24, 10:24 AM
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The contract was awarded to a British company (Wyedean) who subcontracted parts of it to China as costs were much lower.

You only have to look at the rubbish they are selling to see where the items come from. All the manufactuers do it.

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Old 15-06-24, 11:02 AM
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Which shows a lack of supervision of such contracts.
Maybe we'll end up with drone components sourced from Russia and Iran.
They already do with china and has been happening for years
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Old 15-06-24, 11:07 AM
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The contract was awarded to a British company (Wyedean) who subcontracted parts of it to China as costs were much lower.

You only have to look at the rubbish they are selling to see where the items come from. All the manufactuers do it.

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I would wager that THEY are making and selling items to the specification provided / approved by the MOD.
A case of ‘shooting the messenger’?
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Old 15-06-24, 11:11 AM
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Why can't we make our own equipment ? Useless Britain.....
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Old 15-06-24, 01:22 PM
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Didn't they learn their lesson when they bought in badges from Pakistan ?
The quality of most Chinese produced stuff is sh..e ,false economy.
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Old 15-06-24, 01:39 PM
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Because successive governments applying minimum wages, NI contributions, income tax, compulsory pensions make a Uk worker far more expensive than his Chinese counterpart who has no rights and is on a simple wage with no overheads. That why Dysons are made in the Far East, Clarkes shoes are made in India etc.
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Old 15-06-24, 01:56 PM
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batteries included? Please replace them every 6 months.

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Old 15-06-24, 09:08 PM
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I wonder how would they'd get on with an order for two dozen 'Rancashar fusireers'

Sorry, I know, out-of-order....
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Probably not news but many of the later issue medals were at one stage being made in Singapore I was told and were sent out with instructions not to over polish them as the plating would wear through...

Also, a chap I know has made himself an occasional nice little earner fixing the ones that break (usually suspension from disc) when they are being court mounted.
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Is nothing sacred.
No, not when it comes to money.
Come on guys, there is really nothing new here. Much of the UK military kit is made in China or elsewhere, and has been for years. Apparently this applies to other Commonwealth countries as well.

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Couldn't these transmitters be placed in anything.....
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