PCS MK2 Trousers

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    PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by sobota on Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:11 am

    I was issuing one of the new lads his kit the other day and when i got him to try his trousers on for size i noticed that the latest ones have brought back the old button fastening on the sides, as i type this now i remember i failed to ask if theres a drawstring in them like the cs95 trousers, so i'll find out and get back to you, but personally id love it if there was, dead handy in the field.

    If i recall correctly though the dpm ones pointed backwards, whereas these come forward? I may be wrong.



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    Re: PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by DMC CAS on Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:24 am

    The specification was revised in January last year to incorporate the "adjustable waistband". There's no drawrstring - the tabs are attached to elastic passed through the waist band channel.

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    Re: PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:10 pm

    Really interesting George, I will have to track a pair or two down! Do you know if they have revised the PCS smock? Seems they have tweaked most of the kit, just wondered if they had done anything with the smock..

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    Re: PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by sobota on Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:02 pm

    Ive not heard anything about a smock personally, but it would make sense to me for there to be a newer version with the mk2 arm pockets? I'll keep an eye out unless DMC CAS here knows anything? He sounds like a pretty well informed chap if you ask me!

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    Re: PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:11 pm

    Agree George... Let me know if you ever want sell those PECOC sets you have!! Laughing

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    Re: PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by sobota on Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:33 pm

    Haha i'll keep you in mind Lee dont worry Wink

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    Re: PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:35 pm

    Ha ha ha cheers George!!

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    Re: PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by DMC CAS on Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:17 pm

    Been looking at Current Windproof Smock specification.

    There's been a few amendments to the Windproof Smock since its original specification in September 2010 - mostly minor ones relating to labelling and small changes to component sizes, Issue No 6, February 2013 seemed to have the most significant changes- which include:-

    Change to a stiffer lining mesh
    Pen/compass pocket self-lined
    Blanking plate touch and close (Velcro) changed to "picture frame" construction.
    Change of position of Union Flag on blanking plate
    Change of design of bicep pocket to include fold- over design
    3mm shock cord deleted. Replaced by 9mm braided nylon for  Bottom Channel

    However Issue No 8, January 2014 states:-

    Smock 2
    Addition of Smock 2 MTP with change from mesh to main fabric lining and construction of pen pocket
    MTP Smock 2 has new Pattern no and NSNs
    Change to Smock 2 version for RAF and Navy colours. No change of NSN

    General
    Broad Arrow added to label  
    Cross stitching to touch and close front fastenings
    Slide fastener on hand pockets

    Looks like they've given up on the mesh lining and fitted zips to hand warmer pockets.

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    Re: PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by sobota on Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:26 pm

    Wow lots of info there thanks! One word mainly comes to mind... Want!

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    Re: PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:39 pm

    Thanks DMC CAS that's a awesome update! Agree Grorge, I want one as well...I bet it will be quite a while before they start appearing on eBay...

    DMC CAS, are the RAF PCS now on issue? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by DMC CAS on Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:01 pm

    I'm not really involved with Clothing Issues, but the new Combat Trousers as described by George were given a date of 08 January 2014 for Issue No 3 (introduction of adjustable waistband), which is the same date as the introduction of Smock 2 MTP - so I would say, yes they are being issued.

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    Re: PCS MK2 Trousers

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:26 pm

    Thanks Steve, very informative, I will have to keep s look out for some of these appearing!! Smile

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