Last edited by PUG; 06-14-2009 at 08:11 PM. Reason: Added captions.
Pete Loveday, A sqdr, 22 SAS (joined the Regiment in 1953, left colour service in 1975, rejoined the Regiment as a civilian storeman and finally retired in 1996)
Anyone know why GSG-9 photos posted above all use camo helmet covers?
These pictures date back to the time when the GSG9's parent organization, the Federal Border Guard, still had combatant status and as such was equipped with camouflaged battle dress.
Then again, many German police forces used or use helmets with these covers. The AM-95 helmet which is regularily fielded by the German state police SWAT teams is often seen with a Flecktarn helmet cover.
17 Troop, D Squadron, on operations in Aden. Second from the left is a US Special Forces Master-Sergeant, on detachment to the SAS. He went on active service with the Regiment despite specific orders from the Pentagon forbidding it.[Ken Connor, Ghost Force - The Secret History of the SAS]
Tape on goggles ??