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Army November 8, 2012
New clothing on display at Amberley
SOLDIERS checked out the newest
clothing and equipment during the sec-
ond annual Clothing Expo at RAAF
Base Amberley on September 18-19.
About 200 Army and Air Force per-
sonnel attended the expo, giving feed-
back on the equipment directly to pur-
The expo focused on uniforms,
accoutrements, combat clothing and
equipment, and cold weather and
extreme cold weather clothing.
A detailed presentation was held on
the afternoon of September 18 for sen-
ior officers, with the expo open to all
Defence personnel the following day.
Presentations covered ADF combat
and non-combat clothing, field and aer-
ial delivery equipment, soldier combat
ensemble and Reports on Defective or
Unsatisfactory Materiel (RODUMS).
The equipment on display ranged
from packs, rucksacks, boots and hel-
mets to extreme cold weather sleeping
bags, bivi bags and water purification
The DPCU and multicam uniforms,
maternity uniforms, and samples of the
new cold weather fliers ensemble and
triservice firefighters ensemble were also
Individual uniform entitlements,
women's clothing, maternity wear, and
the rollout of new multicam uniforms
were discussed during the question and
answer sessions throughout the day.
Clothing Systems Program Office
(CLOSPO) representative Lt-Col Harry
Marr said the expo emphasised the valu-
able role such an event could play in
developing clothing and equipment.
"The team at CLOSPO work tire-
lessly to improve clothing and personnel
equipment for the ADF," he said. "These
events are vital in gaining the feed-
back from members required to make
"The feedback I received from some
of the women on the fit of their DPCU
will feed straight into the work we are
doing at the moment on an 'alternate fit'
WOFF Cary Thompson, of HQ Air
Lift Group, said the expo was very
"The expo provided a great oppor-
tunity for participants to look, touch
and feel products," he said. "The expo
gave all members the opportunity to dis-
cuss their needs and requirements with
equipment managers and subject matter
For more information on emerging clothing
and personal equipment go to the CLOSPO site
The good gear: Boots, combat equipment and cold-weather gear were among the items on display at the
second annual Clothing Expo at RAAF Base Amberley.
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