Lots of chat about this before, but now this has come out: With direction from the CGS, Bde Comd 1 Mech Bde has this to say: "Nobody is to modify their helmet cover in any way. Helmet covers are to be worn as issued, without having the elastic removed. Scrim is not to be worn on helmets. Sniper tape is not to be seen outside of helmets. We are soon to be issued new MTP helmet covers; anyone that modifies this equipment will face administrative action. Those that have modified or unserviceable helmet covers will be ordered to remove them and they will wear no helmet cover at all. This directive is to be in effect from 30 Jan 12. My bold, but it pretty much ends all debate on the subject if you ask me.