New Boots

The MoD has signed a multi million pound contract for new boots for the Army, Royal Navy and RAF. 

Armed Forces personnel will receive a new range of brown combat boots to replace the black and desert combat footwear they currently wear. 

As part of a contract worth £80 million, troops will have the choice of wearing five different boots depending on where they are based and what job they are doing.  The five types available are:

•	Desert Combat – worn by dismounted troops conducting high levels of activity in desert environments exceeding 40 degrees;
•	Desert Patrol – worn by mounted troops, typically drivers/armoured troops conducting lower levels of activity in desert environments exceeding 40 degrees;
•	Temperate combat – worn by dismounted troops for high levels of activity in temperate climates;
•	Patrol – worn by mounted troops, typically drivers/armoured troops conducting lower levels of activity in temperate climates;
•	Cold Wet Weather – worn by dismounted troops for high levels of activity in temperatures down to – 20C.

Each of the five boot types comes in two different styles, so personnel can wear whichever one is more comfortable for them.

Unless things have changed since this information was released, The British Army is getting new boots, again.

Read the details here, here and here, but a few extracts from the materials released.

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