What will Old hands continue to wear with MTP

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#1
With the switch to MTP there won't be the opportunity to wear Tropicals/Jungles, pre 95 smocks, knackered old windproof smocks etc which hint at an long exotic past.

What items do old lags hope to accessorise themselves with in the brave new world.

I expect I will continue to wear my 44 pattern belt from my days in the colonies and may occasionally wear green wool socks.


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#2
With the switch to MTP there won't be the opportunity to wear Tropicals/Jungles, pre 95 smocks, knackered old windproof smocks etc which hint at an long exotic past.

What items do old lags hope to accessorise themselves with in the brave new world.

I expect I will continue to wear my 44 pattern belt from my days in the colonies and may occasionally wear green wool socks.


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I am currently collecting OG PLCE to build a replacement for my DPM belt kit, and I wasn't even in when OG PLCE was issued!

Although I'm told I should be in Blackhawk to advertise my stock.....
 
#5
Still wearing my 58 Pattern web belt!

And I'm guessing MTP/PCS trousers still have belt loops?

So......................
 
#14
Shirts green scratchy, No. 2 dress tie, coveralls, blackened webbing gaiters and '44 patt belt & brasses, ammo boots, topped off with a DPM forage cap at a suitably raffish angle - what else?
 
#16
Got to be the wooly pully. It adds a bit of retro style to any ensemble!
 
#17
The PT shorts you had to iron a crease into. Or lightweight trousers and the new warmth layer.

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#19
Re 58 belts - it's amusing to see so many platoon commanders/section commanders looking ever so smart in smock and '58 belt - they must have been about 7 when '58 pattern webbing was withdrawn.
 
#20
Cool to pull a white china mug out and a glass ashtray out of your MTP smock for a brew and a fag, then get your head down in a 58 Pattern Sleeping bag.
 

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