There have been some really excellent reference pics coming out from ex-SAS Kevin Charles-Thompson’s Instagram. He has a book due in 2021, which I’d imagine is going to be very interesting; presumably following his life from SAS trooper to motivational speaker/evangelist as the title suggests – so not the usual.
The star of the photo we’re looking at today, however, is Sep:
Of much less importance but still noteworthy is the L119A2 in the pic.
1. Aimpoint 3XMAG-1 with FlipMount Ring and TwistMount Base
But it’s a very clean ID and we can also identify the Aimpoint FlipMount Ring with TwistMount base (again, same as the Newcastle pics).
Why point it out, given that it’s a widely issued piece of kit? Most UKSF pics show the legacy version of the magnifier – the 3XMAG; discontinued in 2018.
So that helps us date the pic as relatively modern.
2. QD Sling Swivel
The L119A2’s sling swivel QD mount is also curious. Mounted on the A2’s picatinny stub, I’d guess it’s either the GG&G version or the Colt Canada type which is part of the basic A2 package (assuming the two items are different – they could be the same thing, as Colt Canada has a habit of licensing products – or rebadging ones they supply but don’t make themselves).