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    a few daguet items

    Post by thunderchild on Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:15 pm

    just to share a few period items from my collection ,operation daguet 1990/1991 ,just need the correct boots to finish ,m79 tank helmet is dated 1991 ,unifrom dated 1990 by paul boye'

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    Re: a few daguet items

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    Re: a few daguet items

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:36 pm

    Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: a few daguet items

    Post by thunderchild on Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:01 pm

    thank you richard and glad you like ,cheers james

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    Re: a few daguet items

    Post by Wolverine on Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:58 pm

    Looks great! Are the rear suspender straps fastened in place with cords to keep them from slipping side to side?

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    Re: a few daguet items

    Post by abefroman on Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:49 pm

    Wolverine wrote:Looks great! Are the rear suspender straps fastened in place with cords to keep them from slipping side to side?

    I have seen that before. How exactly are those tied? Also what is the black rubber band around the edge of the helmet? Car door insulation?

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    Re: a few daguet items

    Post by Wolverine on Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:43 pm

    I have often wondered the same thing about the rubber rim around the helmet. It looks like the safety edging that is sometimes used in the cabs of heavy equipment.

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    Re: a few daguet items

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:06 am

    The rubber around the helmet is usually cut from an old inner tube(British squaddies apparently also usedto cut strips from old NBC boots). You need to find a decent sized inner tube otherwise a sod to stretch and fit to a helmet as have found out myself in the past!!!!!

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    Re: a few daguet items

    Post by thunderchild on Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:44 pm

    the daguet covered f1 helmet has a section of door trim around its edge ,the salade covered f1 also has door trim and an additional rubber band part way up this is from a section of car tyre inner tube ,as for the suspenders without the cord they slide along the belt in either direction ,unlike the us alice webbing the french webbing just loops around the belt and is fixed with velcro strips because i had to tighten the belt for this display you can see where the cord X originally was on the left hand side ,thanks for your nice comments and interest in my thread ,cheers james

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    Re: a few daguet items

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:40 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:The rubber around the helmet is usually cut from an old inner tube(British squaddies apparently also usedto cut strips from old NBC boots). You need to find a decent sized inner tube otherwise a sod to stretch and fit to a helmet as have found out myself in the past!!!!!

    Oooops,had been checking out the Belgian pics when I posted the above comment.

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    Re: a few daguet items

    Post by Wolverine on Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:26 pm

    So I wonder, were these weather stripping pieces supplied through normal channels, or did soldiers procure them individually? These seem to show up in a lot of photographs before the F1 helmet covers with integral rubber edging were available.

    Also James, if you have a chance, could you post a close-up image of the laces on the rear of your belt?

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