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    African ?????

    Post by panzerwerk on Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:15 pm

    Anybody know this pattern , the pants have about a 20in waist , very small , the pattern is identical the colors of course are very different .


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    Re: African ?????

    Post by filupe on Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:45 pm

    You have South African 32 Battalion camo. The green tinge is summer pattern, the brown tinge is winter pattern. In a nutshell 32 battalion came about as a result of the end of the Angolan Civil War where the South Africa took in many of the displaced African fighters and formed them into a unit solely for external ops. This unit was led by white officers and initially white NCOs. In a sense they were the South African 'foreign legion' where any losses could be 'deniable'.





    My examples:





    Unit Insignia on South African copy of Rhodesian camo:




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    Re: African ?????

    Post by panzerwerk on Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:59 pm

    THANKS !!!!

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    Re: African ?????

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:45 pm

    HAH! Do you know how many SA collectors just thought to themselves "if this guy doesn't know what that is he should bloody well give it to someone who does!!" Very Happy

    Common names for the two, if I have it right, are "Wet Season" for the greener type and "Dry Season" for the browner type.

    Now, of course, you have to try and make two matching sets out of the two pieces you have. Mike, Roan, or other SA collectors should be able to give you direction if you ask for it.

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    Re: African ?????

    Post by panzerwerk on Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:26 pm

    They are not mine , so no matching , no worries LOL

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