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    I see the brown boots were finally issued this week to the personnel currently serving in the Leb.
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    The Cambrian Patrol team appears to be issued with the 'tactical trousers' that are being trialled.


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    I don't like the look of that new fleece. Material looks way too stiff and what's with the yellow piping? We'll look like James Bond baddies. Also the hairy fella looks to be struggling in it and he's just sitting there. Can't imagine him in the field wearing it.
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    I don't like the look of that new fleece. Material looks way too stiff and what's with the yellow piping? We'll look like James Bond baddies. Also the hairy fella looks to be struggling in it and he's just sitting there. Can't imagine him in the field wearing it.
    Yea, he needs a haircut!

    They are a bit-looking bunch. Best of luck to them.
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    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
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    Actually, the fella in the middle. Is he wearing a green beret?
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    Actually, the fella in the middle. Is he wearing a green beret?
    Exactly what I was thinking...
    What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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    Be interesting to hear the feedback on the boots .... will be a good test

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODIN View Post
    Exactly what I was thinking...
    Me too...
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    Me too...
    Green beret and green patch....

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    A ringer?....I'm shocked!



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    It's a black beret. Just faded from use.

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    Maybe he's just new to the unit and hasn't been issued his blurry face yet
    To close with and kill the enemy in all weather conditions, night and day and over any terrain

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    Quote Originally Posted by HavocIRL View Post
    Maybe he's just new to the unit and hasn't been issued his blurry face yet
    Surely the basic issue black tape would have been though?
    I knew a simple soldier boy.....
    Who grinned at life in empty joy,
    Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
    And whistled early with the lark.

    In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
    With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
    He put a bullet through his brain.
    And no one spoke of him again.

    You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
    Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
    Sneak home and pray you'll never know
    The hell where youth and laughter go.

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    Apod have you heard anything on plate carrier trials?
    Also I agree. Wearing the boot at the moment o/s. Not sure how it’ll fare in wet season which isn’t the glen. But I’ll post anything I can
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    The Cambrian Patrol team appears to be issued with the 'tactical trousers' that are being trialled.

    Head dress can shows up how peoples ears are all over the place

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    Quote Originally Posted by spider pig View Post
    Apod have you heard anything on plate carrier trials?
    Also I agree. Wearing the boot at the moment o/s. Not sure how it’ll fare in wet season which isn’t the glen. But I’ll post anything I can
    Not going to be a plate carrier.Report doesn't recommend it. Procurement board not convened yet. Report still being reviewed by the general staff.

    As for the scouts.Talking to the lads the other day who were issued them for the 113th. No maintenance items issued with them. Was that an oversight? Did ye get anything with yours? If not what have ye being using to maintain them?
    And as for the Goretex membrane in them. It's the summer weight(extended comfort) GTX not the old style insulated version. Hope ye got good socks for the winter months!!
    http://www.joint-forces.com/products...s-for-footwear
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    @apod, that’s a sure sign it will be plate carriers

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    Got a good look at the new Kit bag the other day.
    Exact same as the british issue "Black bag" except in Olive green with FF badge on one side.
    Made by Seyntex.Rated to 30Kg.
    Carrying handles,Shoulder strap.Reinforced corners.
    Velcro concealed ID panel. Padded back section with concealable shoulder straps. Fastex buckle closed compression straps .
    2 x external documents pockets on sides. 1 x external zipper pockets on each end.
    Internal clear rubber "wet Pocket" on one end.
    Internal two compartment zipper pocket on each side.

    In short an absolute monster of a bag. Looks good with great functionality.
    Currently issued to overseas and new entrants and all eventually.
    I have a feeling this item could become one of the best items of issued kit in years.
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
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    Doe they not recommend body armor with molle or the literal plate carriers that hold the front and rear plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo hunter View Post
    Doe they not recommend body armor with molle or the literal plate carriers that hold the front and rear plate?
    Sorry.Could you rephrase your question in a legible fashion please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Sorry.Could you rephrase your question in a legible fashion please.
    Sorry got disturbed half way though that and never proof read it, are they not recommending plate carriers in favor of body armour with molle or a different set up entirely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo hunter View Post
    Sorry got disturbed half way though that and never proof read it, are they not recommending plate carriers in favor of body armour with molle or a different set up entirely
    No. Plate carriers have been not recommended as they are unsuitable where there is a possibility of the exposure to Fragmentation hazard. Laser cut MOLLE has been recommended however.
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    No. Plate carriers have been not recommended as they are unsuitable where there is a possibility of the exposure to Fragmentation hazard. Laser cut MOLLE has been recommended however.
    Interesting notion with the laser cut MOLLE. Do any other nations use it in any large capacity yet or is it still mostly a private purchase thing? Those trousers for the Cambrian Patrol look far superior to the ones uploaded a few months ago! do these have any hope of being issued ahead of the ones with the dire slanted pockets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BorderBandit View Post
    Interesting notion with the laser cut MOLLE. Do any other nations use it in any large capacity yet or is it still mostly a private purchase thing? Those trousers for the Cambrian Patrol look far superior to the ones uploaded a few months ago! do these have any hope of being issued ahead of the ones with the dire slanted pockets?
    USMC just placed an order for new Plate carriers with laser cut MOLLE.
    As for the trousers.My understanding is that those are trials kit and if they do go on general issue they will be solely for field use. The Regular trousers will remain alongside.Whether they go on issue with the Wonky pockets is still up in the air.The updated kit is massively overdue at this stage.
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    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    A better Picture of the Tactical trousers. Kneepads not fitted.
    44524480_1858727114182640_3467461221299519488_n.jpg
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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