Belfast 1978 - soldier (aiming) holding magazine in standing position

They look like they are about to go out as Ptl commander has a radio on.

Trousers lightweight only had one map pocket and all pockets were patch. You can also see that teh jackets is also form fitting, but it would all depend on the Scary Monster's ideas as to what he would accept.

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As can be clearly seen the seams were double stitched.

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Not sure why you are arguing this point. Dress changed with the times and what was issued or not.
Mebbe.

But resting your (loaded?) rifle's muzzle on tarmac has never been kosher.

Ever.

Royle's Green Jackets perchance?
 
Who was the enemy at Bisley?
Oh bugger it. I get a bit precious when I offer up a non-judgemental offering and somebody goes all sarky. If you are 1750m kill sniper I happily will withdraw. If you ain’t, and if you haven’t seen the elephant, then kindly - to quote The D of E - **** off and when you get there, **** off a bit more.
 
Second Mag?
Lucky sod! (Belfast 1975)

Second mag?
Where's 3 and 4? (S. Armagh 1991)
Pre task briefing, the Pl. Sgt tells us "you will need all your ammo for this one". After we have all looked at each other in wonderment, one of the lads tells him that we always carry all our ammo. "Do you? " he says. "I only take one mag, the one on my rifle".
 

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I think the window shutters aren't bare metal so if anyone recognises the street from the time and can say what was actually what colour I'll tweak it.

Military clothing/vehicle colours cloned from contemporary colour photos. Civvy clothing and buildings imagined.
 
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But resting your (loaded?) rifle's muzzle on tarmac has never been kosher.

Ever.

Royle's Green Jackets perchance?


You wouldn't see many of us doing it, although it stems from the days of keeping t'barrel dry and resting muzzle on t'boot rather than the ground to prevent muzzle damage ... I will now use my google fu to find non RGJ doing said balancing act .

Nah, will I feck...bad habit whoever does it
 

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Probably just the camera angle, but that rear sight looks dangerously close to the eye.
Always wanted the shortest butt on my SLR. (and the triangular stock)
It made a difference for me.

I could feel the base of the sight on my cheek when I pulled the trigger.
I was more accurate at longer ranges.

Never had a single issue poking my eye out with the leaf.

I was 5'8" and never knew if there was an actual size chart?
 
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Always wanted the shortest butt on my SLR. (and the triangular stock)
It made a difference for me.

I could feel the base of the sight on my cheek when I pulled the trigger.
I was more accurate at longer ranges.

Never had a single issue poking my eye out with the leaf.

I was 5'8" and never new if there was an actual size chart?
Small arms, eh?
 

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