But it only works if it is:Your 'Black Bag' issue is provided by the Defence Cothing Team. They visit Theatre during every tour and speak widely to soldiers and medics. What you are issued with is the result of many other soldiers experiences and the observations of the medical professionals who treat casualties. The clothing and body armour are meant to be an integrated system that minimise load carriage and potential for injury. Compared to previous generations of soldiers, a lot of thought and care has gone into what you are issued. Hence the MTP, Osprey, torch, Leatherman, Camelbak, anti-bacterialogical, underwear, Lowa or Meindl boots, ballistic eye-protection, etc.
In regard of the not wearing stuff attached to the front of your Osprey, it is for your own good and to keep you effect as a member of your fire team. The fact there are straps there does mean that it is a good idea to use them. Next you'll be asking why the DFT button is called the DFT button?
Finally, I am sure that any rules may actually be put in place for good reason. If you do not comply, and are unfortunately injured, you are fully covered. Good luck with the tour.
Designed properly; and
Here's some very recent pix from our own "Ally" thread:
Let's just zoom in shall we?
looks like it's either a shite design or someone doesn't understand how MOLLE works.