SCAR sightings in the wild

Spotted recently at the yearly Belgian Remembrance Parade of Belgian troops in through London: very sweet FN SCARs in 5.56, adopted by the Composante Terre of the Belgian Armed Forces in 2011, replacing the FN FNC as the service rifle.

Soldiers from the Belgian Army present arms during the Parade last week. The men are from the Regiment Carabiniers Prins Boudewijn – Grenadiers, which dates to 1830

Dig the wacky “Jigsaw”-camouflage pattern long-used by the Belgians. Introduced in 1956, it has been revamped over the years but as a whole, the distinctive rusty earth, dark green and khaki pattern has remained the same and is popular with a number of African countries.

According to the MOD:

The annual tradition of the parade dates back to 1934 and was born from the friendship between the British King George V and the Belgian King Albert I, who was also Colonel-in-Chief of the ‘5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards’. In recognition of the heroism and sacrifice of the Belgian Army in the First World War, King George V decided to bestow a unique honor on the Belgians never awarded to any other non-Commonwealth nation: a yearly Belgian Remembrance Parade of Belgian troops in uniform, bearing arms, in central London.

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