RAF Regiment, dress Regs ??? Is there such an animal?, surely 'dress regs' would suggest a reasonably organised, disciplined force, I can't recall any of these words springing to mind when considering the Airfield Guard Force.
( Yes I know I am on the wrong Board to be slagging the 'Crabs' but Hey, no opportunity should be wasted )
I saw the Canadians in Bosnia in 96 and they all got issued a Gerber, except for VMs and Engrs who got a Super Leatherman. I figure giving everyone a Leatherman would be cheaper than all the money spent on trying to make the SA80 into a weapon instead of just replacing it with something good.
Yes we should all get them. Mind you at my last unit the RSM deemed we werent allowed to use them, or even have them on our belts!! Proper tools for the job, yeah right obviously never had an UBRE start gushing,"hang Sarge just got to find the 17mil spanner, it's here somewhere"
Mind you Techs should have the blades removed, cant trust the little buggers with sharp things!!
Given that size is of obvious and paramount importance, we should just have the SA80 bayonet permanently attached to ones belt - after all it has a sensible saw and useful wire cutters and a thing for sharpening other things on