DPM Combat Smock

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    ripcord
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    DPM Combat Smock

    Post by ripcord on Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:47 pm

    Picked up a few more DPM pieces including this decent smock and woolly pully...







                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                                


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    Re: DPM Combat Smock

    Post by mylle on Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:55 pm

    Well, you can never have enough DPM stuff! Very Happy

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    Re: DPM Combat Smock

    Post by Martin on Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:51 am

    I'll give it a go identifying with my newly gained DPM knowledge....... Wink

    It's a P84 smock - manufactured 1985 to about 1990.

    It should have no lining (white inside), velcro cuffs, large bellowed pockets (not flat stitched), first field dressing pocket on the rear upper right arm as well as the left. The DPM pattern has proportionally more brown, and the green is "brighter" (more flourescent) and is "lightly spotted" compared to the previous "unspotted" late P68 camo pattern. If the pocket corners have additional stitching to keep them down on the uniform then it is a late model P84 smock made after 1988...

    P84 was the least popular Temperate DPM uniform in terms of construction...

    Hope I'm correct...

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    Re: DPM Combat Smock

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:12 am

    85 Pattern Smock,widely regarded by those who it was issued to as the most shoddy bit of kit ever issued(apparently),with pockets falling off etc Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Re: DPM Combat Smock

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:22 pm

    I have many cadet memories of these smocks and jumpers!! Smile

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    Re: DPM Combat Smock

    Post by Edward53 on Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:28 am

    Nice to have the 4th Armoured Brigade sign on the smock, meaning it could well be an Op Granby / Desert Storm piece. The jersey has chevrons of a type in use several years earlier than the smock.

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    Re: DPM Combat Smock

    Post by ripcord on Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:02 am

    Thanks for all the input guys..

    Here are a couple more DPM smocks that have been with me forever..















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    Re: DPM Combat Smock

    Post by Edward53 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:27 pm

    Late-ish 68 pattern smock and a mid-80s para smock in particularly nice colours and condition.

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    Re: DPM Combat Smock

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:21 pm

    Loving the Para Smock...very sweet!!

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    Re: DPM Combat Smock

    Post by loski on Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:19 pm

    I was issued with 2 P69 smocks when I joined the Army in the mid 80s when one of them got badly damaged and needed replacing I was given one of those crapy P85 smocks probaly the worse bit of kit issued to the Army bloody thing fell apart in short order.

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    Re: DPM Combat Smock

    Post by ripcord on Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:06 pm

    Hey guys, thanks for all the comments...especially the negative ones Very Happy Very Happy

    Good to know what one has...If it weren't for that 4th Armoured Brigade patch, it would have already been gone...




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