Joined in 88 went straight out to BAOR and posted to Hemer.The discussion on ponchos elsewhere got me thinking, did any issue kit from the 80’s actually work as intended? A very great deal of it from memory looked great in a locker layout but failed in epic style in use for its intended purpose.
Strikes me that it fell into one of three categories:
1. Stuff that worked (NI gloves?)
2. Stuff that would have worked if prevailing “thought” hadn’t interfered (bulling rather than using dubbin on BCH)
3. The Rest (in your own time, carry on. Starter for 10, plimsolls).
so still a NIG to a lot here
Parka (never allowed to wear it though)
everything else was bollox, especially the 58 bum roll, nightmare when wet.