Probably some Northern European battledress jacket

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    Thibir
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    Probably some Northern European battledress jacket

    Post by Thibir on Sun May 10, 2015 12:27 pm

    Recently I found this jacket. I think that it might be of some Northern European country but I am not sure. Can anybody identify it? It seems more like dress uniform than combat uniform. As it has those golden insignia sewn on and also padded shoulders. It seems it is made from wool with partial cotton lining.

    Thanks for any info










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    Re: Probably some Northern European battledress jacket

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun May 10, 2015 3:36 pm

    The Haeren stamp is Norwegian.

    Must say never seen one like that before and the small blue/red strips on the arms look like WW2 British Army Arm Of Service Strips???

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    Re: Probably some Northern European battledress jacket

    Post by mylle on Sun May 10, 2015 3:46 pm

    Thats what also came into my mind.Norwegian seems a good idea....

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    Re: Probably some Northern European battledress jacket

    Post by Thibir on Sun May 10, 2015 4:19 pm

    Could it be just fabric from Norwegian uniform used for fancy WWII costume/uniform replica? Because the size is for sure smaller than 54. There were two same jackets and one pair of matching trousers but I hesitated and didn´t buy it. When I returned one jacket and trousers were gone.

    It seems that Slovakia flea markets have secret pact with Norwegian defense industry. Norwegian surplus is third most common (after Czechoslovak and US) here in Slovakia :-)

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    Re: Probably some Northern European battledress jacket

    Post by mylle on Sun May 10, 2015 4:21 pm

    In Austria at the moment MTP stuff floods the surplus market.Wink

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    Re: Probably some Northern European battledress jacket

    Post by NorBn on Sun May 10, 2015 5:29 pm

    This is a Norwegian uniform for an army major in the engineers. This kind of uniform was used well into the 1980s and the British style service stripes was used until 1983.

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    Re: Probably some Northern European battledress jacket

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon May 11, 2015 2:45 am

    Interesting info regarding the service strips.

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    Re: Probably some Northern European battledress jacket

    Post by Thibir on Mon May 11, 2015 6:13 am

    Thanks NorBn for info.

    It is very nice jacket, shame I won´t fit in it. I am also mad at myself that I let the matching trousers get away :-(

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    Re: Probably some Northern European battledress jacket

    Post by NorBn on Mon May 11, 2015 12:34 pm

    Thibir wrote:Thanks NorBn for info.

    It is very nice jacket, shame I won´t fit in it. I am also mad at myself that I let the matching trousers get away :-(

    Yes, that is too bad. You would have a nice complete uniform with the trousers.

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    Re: Probably some Northern European battledress jacket

    Post by NorBn on Mon May 11, 2015 12:39 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Interesting info regarding the service strips.

    First time used in 1943, so they were used for 40 years. The colour system was pretty much copied from the British, like most of the other equipment used in and just after WWII

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