As mentioned already, the shields in the first picture are more or less the standard issue across most Police forces, including Police Scotland.I've seen the public order training pop up in various threads and programs about Army training. I stole this one from another part of the site:
View attachment 372653
I was wondering what the score is with the long shields being quite different from the police ones. They appear to be smaller, appear to interlock and are more rigid.
Job ones haven't changed in literally decades, they're generally more flexible and taller.
This is a picture from Lewisham in 1977, for Level 2 they're basically the same:
View attachment 372667
Perhaps someone who's been on both sides of the....fence, can comment?
Are the tactics significantly different (when not incorporating firearms)? Just idle interest.
Rarely get used to be honest, which is a good thing.
Although it's mainly because we can't find the ******* things.
I've also seen one fresh out the wrapper split in half with a baseball bat. That caused concern!