Soldiers complain new body armour makes it difficult to get up from the ground

British soldiers have complained new body armour issued by the Ministry of Defence makes it difficult for them to get back onto their feet while fighting.

Troops have also raised concerns that the new kit does not have enough room for all their equipment and is difficult to put on at night.

The father of one serving soldier was so “appalled” with the “sub-standard” kit his son had to work with that he contacted the BBC to expose the problems.