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Subject: Re: 20180518-PCS-MTP Barracks and CS95-MTP Shirts-O
I’ve gone back to ATF for an update on the whole Barracks Shirt issue as the RAF are about to issue this item to the regiment and I’ve also witnessed other regulars wearing them, be it the actual barracks shirt or the original CS95 pattern in MTP. Their attitude has become more pragmatic over time and they also accept that, as the majority of our personnel have to self-source, we cannot really prevent cadets and staff from purchasing these items.
The official line going forward is that as long as the shirt or trousers is an official MOD issued item and was manufactured using the correct MTP material then personnel can wear it.
UBACS are still not permitted as there is still no requirement for RAFAC to wear body armour.
AP1358C will be updated to reflect the change in due course.
Please cascade as appropriate.