New kit issue

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Hi everyone, does anyone know wether everyone will be issued the new, upgraded uniform and kit? And also will everyone be issued the c8 or will that only be certain squadrons within units? Cheers
 

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Hi everyone, does anyone know wether everyone will be issued the new, upgraded uniform and kit? And also will everyone be issued the c8 or will that only be certain squadrons within units? Cheers

Not a chance during recruit training.

You will get issued 1 set of Crye (allegedly) when you get to Unit after passing out.
The C8 is only currently in service with 43 Cdo for certain roles and troops.

As much as it’s touted that RM will get C8s, I seriously doubt it.
As for new kit, I’m highly dubious of that especially after the investment of the Virtus system.
End of the day it comes down to money and politics.


I’m not sure why everyone is so fussed about this new kit and C8s. If lads wanted, they would buy Crye anyway, and the C8 has its own drawbacks, it’s purely wanted on COD points and to look Gucci.
Crye is a pain in wet conditions anyway, you can’t wear gaitors with them, they are overpriced. The best trousers were the old DPM style in MTP. The newer stuff was gash.
 

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Lads joining have to remember as with everything there’s a difference between the Corps Instagram page and real life. It’s not all captain price doing slowmo transitions from his C8 to glock in a really dark room with NVGs that are rarer than rocking horse crap. Otherwise you will get a shock when a DL is making you ba$tards on the drill square because you forgot to brasso your beret pin and for having eyes that are too close together.
 
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Lads joining have to remember as with everything there’s a difference between the Corps Instagram page and real life. It’s not all captain price doing slowmo transitions from his C8 to glock in a really dark room with NVGs that are rarer than rocking horse crap. Otherwise you will get a shock when a DL is making you ba$tards on the drill square because you forgot to brasso your beret pin and for having eyes that are too close together.

Dont forget being ginger! A heinous crime!

The thing is with kit you have to be able to justify why you have/need it. For example alot of 42 have c8, opscore helmets and a different body armour system to virtus. That will be specific for that role. Is a C8 carbine better for CQB? Yes. Is it better for stowing in vehicles if working in that kind of environment? Yes. Does it excel over the SA80 in the green environment, probably not. So its all about the right kit for the right job.

The biggest advancements currently and one that lads should be interested is drone capability. That's the future, and thank god we're trying to catch up with the competition!
 
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