Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Mk IV protective smock, 1990 (c)
This was part of protective uniform that was nicknamed the 'Noddy suit'. It guarded against NBC attacks and has an interior charcoal lining . It could be worn for days and was comfortable enough to fight in. During the Gulf War (1990-1991), British soldiers repeatedly had to don their NBC suits following alarm warnings of Iraqi chemical attacks.
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National Army Museum, Battle gallery