Wednesday, 4 February 2009

UNIT Uniforms

In the old series of Doctor Who, UNIT troops used to wear standard British Army uniforms (probably because they were easy to get hold of and reasonably cheap surplus!)

In the new Doctor Who series, however, UNIT troops are outfitted in all black combat fatigues.

To be honest, I wasn’t that enamoured with this costuming choice when it first appeared (and those eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that in The David Elworthy Series the UNIT troops wear modern British Army uniforms – although this is party because of the cost; surplus Army combats are far cheaper than SWAT gear!)

However, I recently discovered that there is, in fact, a precedent for the UNIT troops wearing all black uniforms: The Royal Tank Regiment wear black coveralls as their standard day-to-day uniform…

Suddenly, I feel slightly more warmly towards to new series’ UNIT fatigues!

Now, if they could just sort out Magambo’s uniform…!

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