3.Para-commando display

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    3.Para-commando display

    Post by belgium_one on Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:46 pm

    Hello

    soldier from 3.para-commando (3rd para battalion) of the 70's





    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/3e_bataillon_parachutiste_(Belgique)

    http://www.para-commando.be/3_para.html

    http://www.mil.be/fr/unites/3-bataillon-de-parachutistes

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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:36 pm

    Thats cool.

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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by Wolverine on Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:37 pm

    Awesome - what is the date on the smock?

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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:08 pm

    Nice display! I was told that at the time badging was not supposed to be worn on the camouflage smocks, but it was more of a suggestion than a rule Smile

    My guess is this is 1970s production. There's a bunch of variations so I could be wrong.

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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by belgium_one on Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:03 am

    hello  Very Happy

    The manufacturing date is unknow  Crying or Very sad  unfortunately , the label was removed

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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by fireman on Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:00 pm

    Awesome Very Happy

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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by Wolverine on Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:03 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:Nice display!  I was told that at the time badging was not supposed to be worn on the camouflage smocks, but it was more of a suggestion than a rule Smile

    My guess is this is 1970s production.  There's a bunch of variations so I could be wrong.

    Steve

    I think I have a similar smock with a 1970s date...

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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:36 am

    For sure production started in the 1970s. There were small differences in over the 70s and into the 80s, but I am guessing this is one of the 70s production.

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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by belgium_one on Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:25 pm

    the same , with belt and pistol holster



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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by belgium_one on Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:16 pm

    Hello

    another model of para smock , manufactured in 1984 with darker camo pattern , frontal zip closure ...







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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:12 pm

    That's a very interesting smock! I thought the full zipper type was from the 1990s. The two examples I have are both from then and I also have a 1987 type with traditional Dennison half zipper. It would be great to see the label. I'm curious to see the company name at the very least, but the label style might also be interesting.

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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by belgium_one on Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:30 pm

    Hello
    sorry , it was from 1985 , not 1984!
    the company name is not indicated on the label

    some pictures :









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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:03 pm

    1985 or 1984, it is still a surprise to me Wink This means the full zip smock was in production and use at the same time as 1/2 zip smocks. I have an experimental full zip smock from 1995 (I think that's right, I'm not at home at the moment) with red thread and control tags. I thought this was the year the design was introduced, but now I know it was not. Just a variation of a design from at least the mid 1980s. I like learning new things about Belgian camouflage Smile

    When I get home I'll check my two 1990s examples, but I think neither have a beaver tail.

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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by thunderchild on Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:28 am

    what a fantastic display and well photographed too ,great to see and i too have a work in progress display (1st para congo crisis) ,hope you dont mind me sharing

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    Re: 3.Para-commando display

    Post by abefroman on Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:06 pm

    belgium_one wrote:the same , with belt and pistol holster



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    Very nice. I guess they didn't really carry rifle magazines.

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