“If you can’t get them to salute when they should salute and wear the clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for their country?” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile… Read More
Does Wearing Combat Clothing & Backpack Result in Shooting Performance Degradation?
Research Paper Title Effect of carrying different military equipment during a fatigue test on shooting performance. Background This study investigated the effect of a 3-km walking test (3kWT) carrying different military equipment on shooting performance, rating of perceived exertion (RPE), heart rate (HR), and test time. Methods The relative combat wear and backpack weight (as… Read More
Does the UK Military Use Permethrin in Military Clothing?
The UK Armed Forces use the multi-terrain pattern (MTP) combat clothing designed to blend with a range of environments such as woodland, jungle, compounds, crops, grassland and arid stone. MTP cloth used to make combat jackets, trousers and under body armour combat shirts for use in warm/hot weather conditions is treated with Permethrin insecticide. Reference FOI 2018/00437… Read More
Military Uniforms & Simplicity…
“The side with the simplest uniforms wins.” Major Mark F. Cancian (USMC Colonel, Retired). Colonel Cancian spent over three decades in the US Marine Corps, active and reserve, serving as an infantry, artillery, and civil affairs officer and on overseas tours in Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraq (twice). A prolific author, he has published over 40… Read More
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