Put the wind up the natives though. Patrolling tackle out....Just before SA80 entered service. Can't remember which unit was first to deploy to Banner armed with it.
I do recall the look on the face of one of my Cpls, when he knelt at a street corner in Downpatrick, and with nary a sound, the crotch seams all parted, from his nuts to his knees, leaving him lookin like an Armed Chipperfields circus clown.
And as for rural work, among the blackthorns of S Armagh . . .