Tim was one of the first people I met when I came over to Recce Sqn. he took the time to teach me as a young signaller the ways of the Corps.
I give a great deal of credit to him for making my four years at the RCD one of the highlight postings of my career.
Rest in Peace Tim.
It can be viewed any way they want. Point of fact is...if you want to advance..sack up and do it, get it past you and move on. It's the Army, it's beyond time for the culture of self entitlement and bending to accommodate end.
I'll throw this little gem out there...if you're an Army trade...
Primary Leadership Qualification (L).
There's this great little feature on DND share point called Documentum. In there, you will find the QS for this course. I'm pretty sure you'll notice that nowhere will you ever be considered an infanteer or a quasi-SOF operator.
I deal with the nause of...
Issue kit is not for personal use...hiking, camping yadda yadda.
Using it to carry (whatever) is authorized in relation to a military task/duty.
There are a myriad of other daypacks on the civ market that are superior to what is issued if you're willing to pay.
Militaria collection? Are you the curator of a museum?
You're not likely to get many takers with your request. Many of us cherish these items, for they have deep personal meaning.
Are you offering compensation, or just hoping for freebies?