Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Czech soldier

A Czech sergeant and a Croatian Master Sergeant in the field. I think the Croat didn't read the weather warnings or something as he turned up in his desert fatigues….

The Czech soldier is armed with a CZ-805 BREN assault rifle.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Military exo-skeletons and 'Iron Man' uniforms

Check it out! Iron man is on its way to an army near you…

The article states that some military tests on exo-skeletons have already been made.

Here's a 'fluffy' video

Here's a sales-type video for the Raytheon XOS Exoskeleton:

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Slovak Army soldier

A Slovakian army soldier stands guard in front of the Multinational Division-Central South headquarters at Camp Echo, Iraq, Oct. 5, 2006

Thursday, 4 July 2013

More Grenadier Guards

This time the documentary features the run-up to the trooping of the colour, led by the Grenadier Guards. Lasts about an hour.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Guards' uniforms: Guarding the Queen

This documentary focuses on the Grenadier Guards but there are lots of other Guards' uniforms illustrated. There are some nice elements within the show which highlight both summer and winter dress as well as combat fatigues and military badges, flashes and symbols.

3 episodes, below.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Royal Marine Snipers

These snipers are wearing the old style combat camouflage but I thought it was interesting to include as there are some interesting camouflage netting uses.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Afghan National Army Uniforms

Interesting to see the difference between the greyer US uniform and the greener Afghan National uniform. Presumably this is because of the need for the US uniform to work in different environments whereas the Afghan uniform is a domestic need only. Comments?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

New US Army PT Uniform

Ok so this may be a little dated but I'm interested in seeing the different concepts which were considered during the design of the new US Army PT uniform.

Avoid the 'advert' by starting the video at 43seconds

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Royal Marines Arctic Uniforms

Royal Marines tackle Arctic Circle Training.
Illustrates some basic white over uniforms and helmet covers as well as seeing how the new British army uniform pattern fares in the winter countryside.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

When North Korean Soldiers change Headwear...

Here you see the change from informal headwear (left) to alert (centre) to high alert (right)

Reference here:

US women soldiers to go into combat

Pentagon to end ban on women from the USA serving in front-line combat duties.

Article here.

Up to now the following video shows the sort of frontline duties a female US soldier might undertake. This policy shift may change all that.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Irish Guards Parade

Video showing a marchpast (actually a homecoming parade) of the Irish Guards in Newtownards, Northern Ireland.

Of particular note: band uniform, khaki berets and kilts.

More on British Army beret colours here (see United Kingdom/Beret Colours).

For more information on the Irish guards see the official British army website and a comprehensive Wikipedia entry.

New Pistol for British Army: Glock 17, Gen 4

This blog's scope doesn't usually cover weapons but this is an interesting video covering the Glock 17, Gen 4's rollout into the British Army. It also features British marine uniforms and insignia which I thought were useful.