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    Re: Some of my clothing/ uniform items

    Post by Wolverine on Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:08 pm

    Mike, do you have any images showing Belgian soldiers wearing the EOD brassard? I have one just like this, but its construction seems more typical of a Dutch brassard. I am not certain though.
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    Re: Some of my clothing/ uniform items

    Post by Antarmike on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:43 pm

    Wolverine wrote:Mike, do you have any images showing Belgian soldiers wearing the EOD brassard? I have one just like this, but its construction seems more typical of a Dutch brassard. I am not certain though.
    No it is an Ebay special and the description might be wrong,  Ebay sellers don't ssem able to tell Dutch and Belgium apart.  There are Gendarmerie Rijkswacht HiPower Dark blue holsters on at the moment listed as Dutch Army.....  It could be Dutch,  I am just taking it at face value as advertised.....

    http://www.coleccionesmilitares.com/eod/pages/belgica.htm

    I have PM'd you a link to other brassards from the same seller. What do you think?
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    Re: Some of my clothing/ uniform items

    Post by Wolverine on Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:43 pm

    Some of the seller's brassards are misidentified. For example, the MP brassard (white on blue) is certainly Dutch. And regarding the EOD brassard, I checked in my book on Dutch uniforms and insignia (Van Grijsgroen naar Camouflage, by M. Talens). In the chapter on insignia, he shows a series of brassards, including this EOD brassard. It is indeed Dutch, and the NSN is 8455-17-042-0016. Note that the bomb on this brassard is illustrated differently than the ones in the Belgian EOD badges shown here:
    http://www.coleccionesmilitares.com/eod/pages/belgica.htm

    A lot of Dutch brassards are based on the same basic design as the EOD brassard: a green background with cord sewn on to engage the shoulder strap.

    By comparison, Belgian brassards follow different styles. Some examples of mine can be seen here:
    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t9673-some-new-belgian-insignia-and-armbands-isaf-un-etc
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    Re: Some of my clothing/ uniform items

    Post by Antarmike on Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:34 am

    Ebay return requested.....
    Thanks Andrew
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    Re: Some of my clothing/ uniform items

    Post by Antarmike on Wed May 03, 2017 5:30 am

    19 ACH BDU tunic




    Tunic may (or may not) be period for the insignia, but I have put the two lots together as a means of displaying the insignia (which didn't look much in a plastic bag!)

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    Re: Some of my clothing/ uniform items

    Post by Antarmike on Wed May 03, 2017 5:40 am

    Nice MP Brassard I bought has obviously gone missing in the post... Real shame, looked good in the photos, but seller has reimbursed me.    I really wish that Post offices/ carriers were more successful in getting consignments to their destination!  Ah well, it was not to be...




    If this lot turns up in your letterbox by mistake, please forward to me!
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    Re: Some of my clothing/ uniform items

    Post by Antarmike on Mon May 15, 2017 6:22 pm

    Something to keep my trousers up!


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    Re: Some of my clothing/ uniform items

    Post by Antarmike on Mon May 15, 2017 6:24 pm

    Antarmike wrote:Nice MP Brassard I bought has obviously gone missing in the post... Real shame, looked good in the photos, but seller has reimbursed me.    I really wish that Post offices/ carriers were more successful in getting consignments to their destination!  Ah well, it was not to be...




    If this lot turns up in your letterbox by mistake, please forward to me!

    It finally turned up in my letterbox.... Three weeks to come from Belgium!


    and a Borsthanger...


    Probably look more authentic on a BDU blouse/tunic?
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    Re: Some of my clothing/ uniform items

    Post by Wolverine on Mon May 15, 2017 7:15 pm

    That one is quite nice - are the letters glued in place?
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    Post by Antarmike on Mon May 15, 2017 7:56 pm

    I would guess fused by heat possibly?  there is no stitching, so either moulded directly to the fabric, glued on seperately of fused by heat?  Not really sure.....

    Plastic 1st Belgian Corps, insignia is of course machine stictched on....

    Didn't realise how out of focus photo was until I Had locked up the shed... will re photograph tomorrow.
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    Re: Some of my clothing/ uniform items

    Post by Antarmike on Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:39 pm

    Woolen Neckover 1957


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    Re: Some of my clothing/ uniform items

    Post by Antarmike on Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:49 pm

    Eulan Fle seems to be a moth proofing chemical, not really sure I want to pull this item over my head!

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