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The guy has a camouflage uniform because ... because he needs to hide on the ship? From what, from who, FFS? From the cox'n? But he also needs HiVis tape so he will be seen. It makes perfect military sense.
Did I also mention that I love this whole thread. It reminds me so much of why I am so glad to have been retired for years.
I was serving when (1980/81) the Army (then Mobile Command) did actual trials to determine which cam pattern was best ~ it turned out that not too new (slightly faded) olive drab combat clothing won, hands down, inn every single test. But, huge BUT, that got us "Garrison Dress" ...
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... because the Commander of the day explained that the soldiers really wanted disruptive pattern uniforms because the Americans had them. I kid you not. I was in the room when LGen Charlie Belzile explained that to a large group of officers.
I was also in the room when we went to "distinctive environmental uniforms" ~ Coates of Many Colours, we called the project, after the MND of the day. I well remember the direction
~ from the Clothing and Dress Committee ~ that the quality of the new uniforms was not to be be any higher than that of the existing "CG greens." Once again, I kid you not.
Have I mentioned how much I love this thread? Keep the comments coming', guys, it's good for my morale.