Foam sleeping pad : Special Air Services Regiment

Place Asia: Afghanistan
Accession Number REL30514.003
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Personal Equipment
Physical description High density foam
Maker Therm-a-Rest
Place made United States of America
Date made c 2002
Conflict East Timor, 1999-2013
Afghanistan, 2001-
Description

Closed-cell foam sleeping pad. The pad, which has one pale grey and one dark grey surface, is moulded in a series of 'ridges and valleys', helping to insulate the user from ground temperatures. The word 'RIDGEREST' is impressed in the foam at the top edge of the pad.

History / Summary

Used by an Australian Special Air Services (SAS) Regiment trooper in Afghanistan, 2002.