As of the 23rd August 2021, a new MTP Barrack shirt will be offered to troops with a slimmer profile and in a wider range of sizes.
This article was submitted by Sam Wheeler.
The new MTP Shirt is due to be issued next week and is aimed at providing troops a wider variety of sizes that according to the new Army Sergeant Major:
“will particularly benefit women & men of smaller stature” – WO1 Carney
The shirt will include a smaller 150cm length and have chest size increments of 5cm rather than 8cm. This allows a tighter and more comfortable fit than previous shirt iterations. Furthermore, the pockets will be scaled to the size of the shirt rather than a standard size that could look oversized on smaller shirts.
This change has come into effect after feedback has been received through the Chain of Command and the Sergeant Major network.
The older MTP PCS Barrack Shirt was based upon the old CS95 DPM shirt that many will remember from the 80s through to the early 2000s. The shirt had extra material that made it look disproportionate on the smaller figured men and women of the armed forces.
Should any serving members of the Army wish to be issued this new shirt they can check out ABN 083/2021 on Defence Connect and will be issued 3 new shirts as of next week.