i don't know about this paracle islands thing. but i will assume that's the battle with south viet namese navy. i don't think they do wear the army uniform. it was the political enviornment, as the whole army is "back to the red army time", as red army was lead by chairman mao, it was an act as the people's army is loyal to chairman mao forever thing. but almost no one liked the grey style navy uniform, people call it "grey rats" or "grey hound" (not confused with the bus....) so in 1974, it changed back.darth sidious said:WHY are some sailors useing army uniform during the battle over paracle islands ?