Today’s Photo of the Day comes courtesy of the UK’s Royal Navy which has recently unveiled a new uniform and flash for the elite Royal Marines Commando units. The photos feature the new uniform manufactured by US-based Crye Precision.
The Royal Marines Commandos trace their history back to World War Two when the first units were formed in 1942. The new RM Commando flash/patch reflects this and was inspired by the original World War Two shoulder flashes as is the new 3 Commando Brigade patch, featuring the Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife.
“The Royal Marines are integral to the Royal Navy and an extremely versatile elite force, able to operate from mountain and Arctic wastes to jungle and littorals”, said Lieutenant Colonel Ben Reynolds RM, “the Royal Marines’ Commando Uniform 2020 reflects our distinctiveness and the unique capabilities we bring to defence,” Reynolds, who led the procurement of the uniform, continued “The practical benefits to this uniform shouldn’t be underestimated. It has been specifically selected to serve commandos as they carry out operations all around the globe in the most extreme environments.”
The Royal Navy also released a detailed infographic breaking down the features of the new RM Commando uniform.
The photos feature RM Commandos equipped with the L119A2 Colt Canada C8 carbines and the L131A1 Glock 17.