Gurkha early Trop?

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    Gurkha early Trop?

    Post by downboy on Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:38 am

    Posting for a mate...is this an early Tropical shirt?Interesting patch colour too.

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    Re: Gurkha early Trop?

    Post by filupe on Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:42 am

    Patch is for the 48th Gurkha Infantry Brigade (1957–1976; renamed Gurkha Field Force 1976–97; returned to old title 1987–ca.1992) formerly based in Hong Kong. Patch was also worn by the Royal Hong Kong Regiment (Volunteer), a TA unit made up principally of resident Hong Kong citizens and some ex-patriates. If the shirt has no zippered front opening and no issue labels, then the shirt is probably RHKR(V) as they employed their own tailor to make up uniforms from tropical DPM material. That being said, many RHKR personnel acquired genuine Brit tropicals to be 'ally'.

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    Re: Gurkha early Trop?

    Post by downboy on Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:35 am

    Thanks for that info.Will confirm if it has zipper and tag.
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    Re: Gurkha early Trop?

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:16 pm

    Very Cool, I'm interested if it has the zipper too,this will help to ID it Cool

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    Re: Gurkha early Trop?

    Post by downboy on Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:50 pm

    Details.
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