I've still got my police issue public order leg protectors in the loft. V. sexy black thingies that do up with velcro straps, meant to be worn under fireproof overalls. Phwoar.
We often wore our own PT kit when training though, and fifty overweight coppers in their Arsenal/ Man Utd/ Ramones/ Homer Simpson T-shirts, old rugby shorts, public order steelies, NATO helmets, leg protectors and full armour looked, well, cr@p.
Don't soldiers undergoing public order training get similar kit?