40 Commando RM 5 troop Bravo Coy.
40 Commando RM 5 troop Bravo Coy. On exercise in Oman 1986. Photo courtesy of John Mac
L-R Standing,1, Cpl Schofield, 2,"yorkie" Taylor 3, Sgt Kimberey
L-R middle Row 1,"Eric" Bristow 2,Chris Burton 3, John Mac 4, "Dinger" Bell 5, Ricky Miller
L-R Front Row 1, Lt Saddleton 2, Steve Magee 3, "Nobby" Clarke 4, Ivan Baker
Mac mention this fact " This was the first time the SA80 was trialed in the desert. I had a LSW which is not visable in the picture. These were before the magazine shroud was ever fitted so the magazines kept falling off! Some Naval Commadore visited us and asked what we thought about the "new" weapons...I don't think he was impressed with our replies! "
(Posted by Pete R)