Originally Posted by CeeTee
but I personally saw one of the "ALPINI" division marching in Sardinia august 1999 with their coloured tennis shoes on (would guess 60% of them). Maybe an exception? Stopping during the march to answer mummy's call, maybe another exception?
Italy's full of exceptions...
Now I understand. They were probably preparing to go off on free time? Because last time I have been on a military base, no matter what you do or who you are, if you don't wear COMPLETE uniform (including in Summer, 40°C here!) you get punished.
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