Despite the Ministry of Defence describing Virtus as ‘one of the most advanced integrated body armour systems in the world’, British soldiers have complained the new body armour issued makes it much harder for them to get up if they fall to the ground. Furthermore, they’ve said it’s almost impossible to put the armour on in the dark! Thanks to MoD cutbacks, I am not at all surprised, half of the Virtus body armour system comprises of re-worked Tudor suits of armour borrowed from the Tower of London and aristocratic stately homes, whilst the rest of Virtus is constructed by Arbuthnot & Sons, manufacturers of tin cans to the food industry! My advice to front line, elite British soldiers is, go to the toilet before you squeeze into the armour! Boy, I’d love to see our rapid response force in action!