daftandbarmy said:3 Para at Mt Longdon.
They did most of their fighting at night so scrim wasn't an issue.
We wore it all the time on our Para helmets back in the UK.
Thucydides said:Scrim is perfectly logical even when advancing to contact. You are not always doing fire and movement, and there are many times where the platoon or portions thereof are hidden away (while the Pl Comd is up front doing his appreciation, for example, or after you fight through and are consolidating), so anything to reduce the enemy's chances of seeing you and delivering fire (from mortars or their depth position, for example), can only help.
Using local foliage/vegetation as 'scrim' is unacceptable why?
Also, scrim aids in the concealment of a 30 ton diesel-guzzleing-carbon-footprint-destroying-solid-green-steel-behemoth in what way?
I always laughed when, after this hard on for scrim found its way back into the minds of the 'thank god the wars over, now back to real soldiering' brigade, you would be out on exercise and see a grumpy looking bush sat in the drivers seat of a rented pickup. Nothing spoke greater volumes about the dichotomy of peacetime budget cut soldiering than this.
medicineman said:I seem to remember that when the US invaded Panama, a lot of the Light Infantry guys were wearing stuff on their helmets that reminded me of Anthony Hopkins in "A Bridge Too Far" - "...we're wearing the wrong camouflage..."
daftandbarmy said:How not to be seen, as it should be taught of course ;D