This is where I was getting at, you see pictures/ footage of RM wearing there berets for a softer approach but how often/ likely is this to happen now a days.?In seriousness though, I've seen footage of RM wearing berets on patrol when going for a 'softer' approach, helmets hanging by their waist. It's unlikely now though, what with the constant threat. There's also quite a lot of 03-04 Iraq photos of RM in berets when outside of the wire.
Haha I've read reports that suggest just that!I find it interesting to see images from the Falklands war where Marines are wearing their berets rather than helmets, even in combat.
Were helmets not normal issue 30 years ago? Or did they feel that the Argentine forces would recognise their berets and immediately lose heart?
Either luck or, if anyone's a believer, their god of choice saved them! The fact you know 2 lads who've experienced this is even more stunning.I know 2 lads that have been shot in the head with 7.62 - both survived those contacts. Won't stop a direct trajectory but glancing shots will lodge or ricochet.
love it! Ross man you seem to have been here for ages! good luck on your PRMC!I remember a story from Iraq or Afghan a few years ago where a group of Marines were under fire and in the..er..'deep end'. Situation looked pretty dire. Then the Troop Sergeant took his helmet off, put his Green Beret on, and said to his men something like: "This thing's bullet-proof. Follow me!" and he got them all out of there :weird:
Yes. Yes I have :rolleyes:. Series of bad timings and injuries have held me back this long! Never given up hope, and it's paid off. I finally have a PRMC date. Figured that the years will pass regardless of whether I'm still in the process or not. So I might as well still be in it than not. Sure enough, the time passed and as a result of staying in it, here I am :bud:love it! Ross man you seem to have been here for ages! good luck on your PRMC!
I like to think that if you did get shot in the head, the CQMS would let you swap it 1-for-1 mind you, successfully removing kit from stores is like winning a gameshow!How are the helmets rated? If your helmet takes a hit is it a case of binning it and getting a new one or are they still good to go?
I would have thought they would be fine still but was just wondering.
Haha you would definitely want to keep it but if it was me i would definitely be more comfortable with a new one to wear!I like to think that if you did get shot in the head, the CQMS would let you swap it 1-for-1 mind you, successfully removing kit from stores is like winning a gameshow!
I'd probably keep my helmet as a souvenier as well.