As a STAB infantryman, I was recently told whilst seeking to exchange some trousers (so much for the diet and exercise) that there was little point because MTP was soon to be issued. I took this with a pinch of salt of course, because gear tends to get issued to the Girl Guides before it reaches us. Still, it did spark debate (thats like a fight, but all civil-like, and with words instead of fists) about what would happen with all the lovely PLCE rotting in our stores in the not-to-distant (though realistically for a STAB, very-distant) future. My question is this: When the new uniform and personal kit is finally issued on mass, will we still be using webbing, or will we be using armour with pouches attached as the case is now in theatre? Is the future of personal load carrying equipment something that the PECOC programme has addressed yet? Basically, will we be relying on belt kit for much longer?