The first pictures that I’m aware of of the British armed forces wearing their new camouflage design – the Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP) – in Afghanistan.
Below is Lt Col Paul James, Commanding Officer of 40 Commando Royal Marines taking over the Sangin area of operations in Helmand province, from Lt Col Nick Kitson, CO, 3 Rifles.
In the photo below, we can see that although helmet covers in the new pattern have already been issued, load-bearing vests, webbing and gloves have not. The figure in desert DPMs, helping to load the Chinook HC2 does not appear to be a member of the Royal Marines.
Read the story behind the pictures on the excellent Helmand Blog.