British army equipment
Journey through British wars: Images reveal changes in a soldier's kit
A kit issued this year to a Royal Engineer serving in Helmland Province. It includes a Silva compass, Osprey body armour, warm weather hat, spare clothing, a shemagh - to soak up sweat. Rations are included and include 24 hours worth of food. Other items include a notepad, first aid kit, tourniquet, radio, magazine, envelopse, a pistol, bayonet, ballistic eye protection and night vision googles
Everything soldiers carried into battle from 1066 to today
During the 1982 Falklands conflict, soldiers began carrying decontamination kits as well as black nuclear biological chemical (NBC) protective over boots to protect from chemicals. Soldiers also carried sand bags to fill with dirt for fortification and dog tags
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The evolution of British Army equipment through 100 years of conflict; from 1914 to 2014. Since the First World War, the British soldiers' personal kit has continuously improved to meet the new challenges of warfare. To commemorate the centenary of WW1, see how equipment capabilities through through major conflicts compare and take a look at future military technology.