Soldiers from one of
Britain’s most illustrious regiments added a splash of
colour to their uniforms by adopting Snake-eye goggles
as they started war training yesterday.
Members of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, including
19-year-old tank driver Carl Thomas, above, were allowed
to wear their own hologram protective eyewear during
exercises in Bergen-Hohne in Germany. The £40 reflective
3D goggles, which are designed for motorcyclists, have
become a fashionable accessory, but they will not be
seen on the battlefield.
A Defence Ministry spokesman said: “Beer is cheap in
Germany and our soldiers have a lot of their budget left
to spend on other things. Although in a real battle they
would probably attract the enemy so could not be worn,
there is no reason why they should not enjoy them in