Whats in the bag?

#1
In the Telegraph today the Deputy Chief Defence Capability said that every soldier, sailor and airman deploying to theatre gets a bag containing £3500 worth of kit. Did I get a different bag from everyone else as mine appeared to contain about £350 worth of kit. If anyone has a price list could they please advise.

Initial thoughts are Helmet and Osprey - £1200 (?)
 
#6
IIRC;
3 x trousers/shirt/UBACS/tshirts
1 x windproof jacket
1 x windproof trousers
Pair Lowa/Meindl
5 x socks/knickers (pair of)
Goggles
Ballistic glasses
Camelbak
Jungle bag
Dessie Gortex
Sh*t kneepads
Mark 6a
CBA

Where's the other £2k gone?
 
#7
The admiral said the bag of 'stuff' was worth £3,500 - not £350 and not £3.50.

Will someone say which is the true figure?

My guess is, with the monocular oaf controlling the purse strings, is £3.50.

What is in these 'black bags'. Taxc-payers paid for them so we are entitled to be told.

PS: Who is Vice Admiral Palmer and how many tours on the ground has he done in Afghanistan?

PPS: Sorry, I didn't 'twig' the post above.
 
#8
Given that defence procurement has a history of buying things at inflated prices, you've probably got £350 of goods that the MoD was daft enough to pay £3,500 for.

And don't forget, it costs a lot of money to put everything through a trials process to ensure that it doesn't interfere with the L/R wiper blade action - or so jim30 says.
 
#9
Just make sure that you sign an itemised 1033, not one that says "Kit to value of £3500."
 

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