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    The newer shirt is a step in the right direction. It’s a lighter material and it’s compatible with body armour. It’s addresses the ridiculous lob sided pen pocket/ shoulder pocket issue (who’d have thought you can put a pen in a normal Ubacs style pocket). There’s room for improvement certainly such as placing the flag on the blanking plate and swapping buttons for zips but one step at a time.

    But most of all it offers an alternative to the ubacs, which is designed for warm weather which Ireland sees little of. a shirt that can be layered on top of a dry flow is a welcome option for the colder months where a smock might be too much. It’s not perfect but it’s in line with best international practice and not based on how it looks on a majors parade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo hunter View Post
    The newer shirt is a step in the right direction. It’s a lighter material and it’s compatible with body armour. It’s addresses the ridiculous lob sided pen pocket/ shoulder pocket issue (who’d have thought you can put a pen in a normal Ubacs style pocket). There’s room for improvement certainly such as placing the flag on the blanking plate and swapping buttons for zips but one step at a time.

    But most of all it offers an alternative to the ubacs, which is designed for warm weather which Ireland sees little of. a shirt that can be layered on top of a dry flow is a welcome option for the colder months where a smock might be too much. It’s not perfect but it’s in line with best international practice and not based on how it looks on a majors parade.
    The new shirt is not compatible with body armour bar the sleeve pockets.It still retains a traditional shirt collar which is not suited to wear with GSBA and as said it has buttons instead of a zip.
    As for wearing DRYFLOs under UBACS. It is done all the time. No issues .Way more comfortable than wearing a shirt under GSBA.
    "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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