Royal Marines Commandos Get New Uniform *UPDATE*

The new kit, which will start to be worn from the Autumn, is part of the ‘Future Commando Force’ programme, which is designed to overhaul the way Commandos operate. The new uniform, designed and manufactured by Crye Precision, features a lighter weight, higher strength, faster-drying and more breathable fabric than typical 50/50 NyCo*. The Commandos […]

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Helikon-Tex SFU NEXT MK2 Battle Trousers

SFU NEXT Mk2 pants are a new, improved version of Helikon’s classic SFU NEXT – redesigned to fit with a straighter, more aggressive cut for better utility and freedom of movement. The SFU NEXT MK2 trousers made of a Poly-Cotton Stretch Ripstop fabric featuring a blend of 48% cotton, 50% polyester and 2% elastane. They […]

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British Airborne Forces 80th Anniversary

22nd June 1940: The Formation of Airborne Forces. On the 22nd June 1940, Winston Churchill sent a letter to General Ismay requesting a corps of at least 5000 airborne troops. Churchill had been impressed by the successes of German parachute and glider-borne troops in securing vital objectives ahead of the armoured ‘Blitzkrieg’ that had steamrolled […]

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