They're fundamentally changing role and brigade structure. Some of the army units may not remain in the new structure once things settle down; the others will likely end up in Crye for uniformity reasons (and because it's better kit).No ire from me just highly amused not far back in the thread @Caecilius was arguing black was blue that uniformity was the backbone of 3 Cdo Bdes spirit of cohesion. Now you are stating that to a greater or lesser degree most units in the Bde will wear two different uniforms.
I was referring to the Army bit, i.e. non commando in the Bde. Then you have to consider the replenishment costs, commercial prices are astronomical and I bet MoD procurement negotiated such a good deal that we probably pay more than retail.It's brought and paid for.
I hope the SF allyness helps when they stag on the gangway and man the FP weapons at posture Bravo...Although they'll still roll their sleeves up...
I suspect not, mainly because the Army won't stump up the money.
More broadly, the Corps is trying very hard to be "not Army", which is not really that different from the USMC trying very hard to be "not US Army". Both are "returning" to their maritime roots, after a couple of decades of working very hard to ignore those roots because they were boring and not in keeping with their "elite" nature. Now apparently working from ships and being forward deployed is where it's at. Who knew?
Oh, and that allyness saves retention figures.
Surely MTP is just Multicam that we paid Crye to DPMise. So as expensive maybe more. Getting Crye to then make their uniforms in MTP was what was probably to expensive.We couldn't afford Crye apparently... MTP is as close as we could get without being clobbered for licensing fees.