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Body Armour

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training is given to members of the UK armed forces in the use of body armour. (74968)

Body armour is a passive system and therefore training in its use consists of advice on putting it on, adjusting it to fit and maintenance.

Body armour is worn in operational environments and certain training exercises —for example, live firing. In each situation all personnel are advised on how and when it should be worn.