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A classic example of kit produced by the lowest bidder. Quite how this shit was ever deemed fit for service has never been explained, though it is understood it was directly responsible for a number of exposure cases.

Half-lined, with single-stitched bellows pockets that fell off under any kind of hard usage and with buttons of equal durability, the jacket was meant to be worn with a redesigned liner of the then familiar CFJ pattern, though this one had sleeves. Fat lot of good it did.

The trousers were generally of better fit than the '68 pattern predeccesors, though these too were only half-lined and the ridiculous 'sticky out' pockets usually fell off. On the whole, the kit was gash. On the upshot, it was directly responsible for the development of CS95, so at least something good came of it.