During a visit to sandy locations the boys and girls in the workshops were complaining about how the back of all their desert coveralls were ripping. They had hundreds like it and although they had done nothing about it (like tell someone back in UK) they did have some suggestions about what should be modified. I said I would give it a go if I ever had the chance Most of the clothing and load carriage gets designed around the Infantry and 10 minutes of work goes into thinking about REMEs needs for every week that is devoted the infantry. Now thats all well and good and as soldiers first and tradesman second; but What changes to things like tank suits, coveralls, holdalls, bags etc do we want and what new kit might we need? Would a tactile oil resistant glove be of any use? What about boots? Beanie hat or cravat, the choice is yours. Please feel free to take the p*ss but if you have a good idea then say what it is. If any sensible ideas come up then I reckon that I can pursued someone to make some samples for trials if its clothing or load carriage. We are a sizable chunk of the forces and much smaller groups get their own kit so its not idle talk I await the REME ARRSE considered response.