What are the Marines wearing ?

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  1. Probably fishnets and sussies under their combats.
  2. tank / armoured veh crew suits?
  3. They some sort of crewman's coveralls?

    They get the best kit anyway.
  4. I think you will find they are Marine Air Crew! It looks like they are in 'Dezzie Grow Bags'! No talking bollox just had a closure look, they are wearing the AFV Crewmans Coverall (Desert version).
  5. Even the bloke on the top of the BV? The one with the different NVGs.
  6. yep. the two guys standing up are in what look like a dessie version of the tank crew suit.
    they are holding the AFV version of the SA80 A2.
  7. he's got on one of the two versions of the new body armour over what I think is a tank crew suit.
    one type of new body armour is called osprey. cant remember what the other is called. they are very septic'esck, with the webbing loops on to directly attach pouches to the armour.
  8. Top cover guy is wearing Kestrel ECBA
  9. The Marines have recently introduced the new SQ of “Armoured Support” specialist to their list of jobs now that they have the Viking in service.

    Could be why they are wearing the AFV Crewmans Coverall (Desert version) and using AFV version of the SA80 A2.

    The bit below taken from section of RN website on the “Viking Armoured Vehicle.”

    “In order to train Viking crews and marines destined to be transported in the vehicle, the Royal Marines have established a new training organisation at the Royal Armoured Corps Armour Centre in Bovington, Dorset. The Armour Centre was chosen as it is an establishment specifically designed for training the crews of armoured vehicles. In addition the support infrastructure is first class and has been made fully available for use by the Royal Marines.”
  10. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    lol. that armour make him look like a wheeble!
  11. Viking crewman.

    Hence SA80 A2 Carbines and Nomex suits.

    Points to note: They are standing at the rear doors of a Viking in first pic.
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  13. The difference is it's so heavy that you do fall down