ABOUT THE NATO STRAP (G10)
Its roots come from the British Ministry of Defense Standard in 1973 where the straps would be issued to soldiers who requested one. In order to get one of these nylon straps that were perfect for the battlefield, the soldier had to fill out a requisition form called a G1098. As other soldiers saw their comrades wearing these rugged straps, they began asking how they could get one for themselves. The reply was usually, “go fill out a G10,” and the G10 strap was born.
Back then it was only available in one colour and not in the multitude of designs we see today. At 20mm, the nylon straps were functional and weather proof, capable of handling the harsh climates in Britain, Scotland, Ireland and other windswept, rainy regions, as well as the extreme heat of the desert.
THE REGIMENT COLOURS
The unique colours of The Royal Life Guards.
Red Stands for : Infantry
Black stands for: Front Line Combat Unit
White/Light Blue is the colour of The Royal Life Guards