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ROYAL AIR FORCE. COMMON CORE AND DEPLOYMENT SKILLS AIDE-MEMOIRE
The type and scale of equipment and clothing you are issued with will differ dependent on the area, the readiness state and your unit's mission/SOPs. The following list is an aid that cannot cover all types of equipment available or every way to
pack it. If you are in any doubt about what to pack, and how, seek advice from your line manager or RAF Regt Fit.
PERSONAL LOAD CARRYING EQUIPMENT (PLCE)
The PLCE you are required to carry will vary according to the threat or task. Local orders will dictate what is to be carried and when. The following is a guideline, which will allow you to anticipate what you require to prepare, before detailed orders are given:
FIRST LINE -CS95
No apparent threat, your responsibility is to be prepared to Survive-to-Operate in support of operations.
◉ ID discs are to be worn around the neck.
◉ All equipment should be waterproofed.
◉ Personal weapons are to be carried when ordered.
◉ CBA is to be worn when ordered.
SECOND LINE - BELT ORDER
Personnel are required to carry out defensive tasks within a Survive-to-Operate environment, i.e., sentry duties. Second line is carried, when ordered, in addition to first line.
◉ Magazines and ammunition (if issued).
◉ Weapon cleaning kit.
◉ Bayonet (when issued).
◉ Water bottle and mug.
◉ Water purification tablets (if issued).
◉ Emergency rations (as required).
◉ Torch and batteries.
◉ Sun screen, insect repellent and foot powder (if issued).
The respirator haversack and combat helmet could be carried on your person or attached to your third line Bergen depending on the Alert State or local orders.
◉ Combat helmet.
◉ Respirator haversack containing:
● Respirator and canister.
● Spare canister (sealed and in date).
● 3 × Combo Pens (CP).
● NAPS (when issued).
● DKP 2.
● One colour detector paper.
BAYONET FROG: Bayonet and scabbard.
AMMUNITION POUCHES: Magazines and ammunition.
WATER BOTTLE POUCH: Water bottle, mug and puritabs.
RESPIRATOR HAVERSACK: Respirator and canister, spare canister, 3 x CP, NAPS tablets, DKP 1 and 2 and one colour detector paper.
UTILITY POUCH: Weapon cleaning kit, torch and spare batteries, sun screen, insect repellent, foot powder and emergency rations.
READY USE BERGEN POUCHES
Bergen right-hand side pouch.
This pouch contains your NBC clothing. It can be carried on your person or attached to your third line Bergen, depending on the alert state or local orders:
◉ NBC suit.
◉ NBC overboots.
◉ NBC gloves inner and outer.
Bergen left-hand side pouch.