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    Arctic Parka 68' Pattern,and liner...

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:19 pm

    Hi Guy's.

    Here is my Arctic Parka, 68' Pattern,I strongly believe this classic Brit parka,is Falklands era ( or there abouts)as Post 1980's Parkas are made of the later '84 pattern material and only have the two chest pockets, the lower two removed so as to be used with webbing.

    I don't think the liner is original to the Parka as it's a different size and condition.But this Parka still has a lot of life left in it....Long live the DPM Parka Laughing







































































































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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:21 pm




    Quilted hood , Wink

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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:24 pm




    Beaver tail, goes between your legs dunnit Wink

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    Re: Arctic Parka 68' Pattern,and liner...

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:27 pm





    Close up shot of DPM, 68' the very best there was Exclamation

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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:28 pm




    More DPM Exclamation

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    Re: Arctic Parka 68' Pattern,and liner...

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:34 pm




    This is the best I could get of the Label...which reads PARKA,MAN'S (COLD WEATHER)

    SIZE 190/96, and a vauge name of Roberts ?????.

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    Re: Arctic Parka 68' Pattern,and liner...

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:36 pm





    Velcro attached liner Wink

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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:37 pm




    That's it folks Wink

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    Re: Arctic Parka 68' Pattern,and liner...

    Post by filupe on Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:46 pm

    The lighter DPM coloration appears to mark this as a Falklands-era garment - well done! I have one as well which I'm quite fond of and occasionally wear out in frigid weather. You might be interested in part of an article which mentions this garment:


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    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:49 pm

    That smock is in pretty good shape to be nearly 30 years old -- great find, Gary!


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    Re: Arctic Parka 68' Pattern,and liner...

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:30 am

    filupe wrote:The lighter DPM coloration appears to mark this as a Falklands-era garment - well done! I have one as well which I'm quite fond of and occasionally wear out in frigid weather. You might be interested in part of an article which mentions this garment:





    Thanks a lot Filupe,this article is very interesting, there is a serious lack of info on these Parkas on the web,so this is cool , thanks again Mate cheers

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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:35 am

    Camo_fiend wrote:That smock is in pretty good shape to be nearly 30 years old -- great find, Gary!



    Thanks Ben, I am chuffed with this one, and yes another ebay purchase, there is a lot of holes all over this Parka,but I like this aspect ,as it looks like it's been there and done it,I guess it has Wink

    This Parka has some cool adaptions too e.g. Soldier 95 buttons, "Ally" points there,and it fit's me which is a double bonus cheers

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    Re: Arctic Parka 68' Pattern,and liner...

    Post by filupe on Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:15 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:
    Thanks a lot Filupe,this article is very interesting, there is a serious lack of info on these Parkas on the web,so this is cool , thanks again Mate cheers

    No Problem.

    I have actually previously posted elsewhere on the net the full article which you might find of additional interest - it can be found here

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    Re: Arctic Parka 68' Pattern,and liner...

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:21 am

    filupe wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:
    Thanks a lot Filupe,this article is very interesting, there is a serious lack of info on these Parkas on the web,so this is cool , thanks again Mate cheers

    No Problem.

    I have actually previously posted elsewhere on the net the full article which you might find of additional interest - it can be found here



    Many thanks again Filupe, that is very useful for future ref,I am going to be building on my Falklands collection this year,I've already got quite a bit of clothing and lids ( RM pattern,Mk 5's,and Argentine M1's Para and standard)

    Excellent info mate ,nice one cheers

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    Re: Arctic Parka 68' Pattern,and liner...

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri May 27, 2011 11:00 am

    Afraid to disappoint you guys-the colour of the DPM means nothing when dating an item-its the label thats the giveaway and I strongly believe this to be 1984 or after as thats roughly when the NATO type size labels came into use.

    Still a nice Parka though!!

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat May 28, 2011 7:16 am

    Gulf91 wrote:Afraid to disappoint you guys-the colour of the DPM means nothing when dating an item-its the label thats the giveaway and I strongly believe this to be 1984 or after as thats roughly when the NATO type size labels came into use.

    Still a nice Parka though!!


    Thanks Mate,that's very useful information!

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