GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:26 pm

    [quote="Easy Gee"][quote="Gulf91"]
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    "Gary,yet again this obsessiveness with trying to pattern everything" Sad Sad Sad





    What can I say ,I have a case of C.O.C.D ( camo obsessive compulsive disorder), my Doctor told me the only way to get over this, is to avoid get overly excited about trying to catergise every DPM item I see...it is'nt working clearly Rolling Eyes Razz



    Certainly isnt Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

    DPM is DPM is DPM im afraid(other than DDPM of course!!!!).

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:29 pm

    Noooooooo, DDPM, that's a whole new catergory all together..I think I need to lay down now Twisted Evil

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Bury_Dave on Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:52 am

    Wow, so much written (and so many people quoting the photos) all about the little old crap hat Smile

    Personally, I liked to buck convention and wore my ones lots.

    They were universally known in my day as 'Caps, DILAC' DILAC standing for "Don't I Look A C**t" (in this cap) Laughing

    Still have one early DPM toned one in my attic -somewhere. I also have several large sized olive green Norwegian ones on which the DILAC was based. They are exactly the same bar colour. I can post a photo or two later tonight if anyone is interested ....? The late Sir Julian Moore wore one during the Falklands War (as he did a Norwegian small pack - another nice piece of old skool kit too ...). Made him instantly recognisable to the troops.

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:29 pm

    I would be keen to see the Norwegian Version Dave Wink

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:34 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:I would be keen to see the Norwegian Version Dave Wink

    Ebay is flooded with them at the moment Gary,badged and unbadged.

    Bought one myself recently,couldnt resist.

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:53 pm

    Going for this look---

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220840861047?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_1088wt_698

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    Post by Bury_Dave on Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:00 pm

    Since you asked so nicely Gary Very Happy Plenty on ebay but i hope you have a small head !











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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:02 pm

    Bagged a size 58 so was lucky.

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Tommo on Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:22 pm

    Can you drop us a link to one on ebay? As my head is small'ish Smile

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:30 pm

    This seller has loads and there was also another seller with some but cannot find them now.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NORWAY-NORWEGIAN-ARMY-FIELD-CAP-BADGE-/120869245878?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item1c245e53b6#ht_2381wt_853

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NORWAY-NORWEGIAN-ARMY-FIELD-CAP-BADGE-/120869245878?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item1c245e53b6#ht_2381wt_853

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    Post by John Brown on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:19 pm

    I guess the British "crap hat" is going to be one of those "would like to have, but is elusive as the unicorn" items for me.

    To confirm my suspicions, the British "crap hat" has no cardboard in it (the bill isn't stiffened), right?

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    Post by Bury_Dave on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:33 pm

    It had cardboard in the old issue ones and that is why used ones have that destroyed peak that looks thicker than it is long.

    The Norwegian ones have some kind of rubber as a peak stiffener and their peaks will never degrade.

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by John Brown on Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:23 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:It had cardboard in the old issue ones and that is why used ones have that destroyed peak that looks thicker than it is long.

    The Norwegian ones have some kind of rubber as a peak stiffener and their peaks will never degrade.

    Dave
    So the British "crap hat" does come with a stiff bill, but cardboard or something is used as the stiffener, which dissolves after a couple of washings, right?


    That's what I like the most about them - the floppy bill.

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    Post by kammo-man on Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:27 pm

    Remember in the TV show "the Paras " the one man cleaning the top of his curtain rail with his..........
    My mate always said thats all they were good for !


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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Tommo on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:35 pm

    Haha, massive peak? like this one:



    It was my dads mate's who gave it me, he was ex-SBS.

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:38 am

    I love them,have a couple of unissued and a couple of used with mashed up peaks.

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by loski on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:25 pm




    I think I have posted this one before
    It is the one I was issued when i started my basic training in the early 80's and I managed to keep hold of it at the end of basic training Im not sure of the date but there is no MSN No,
    I removed the neck flap in the late 80's and belive it or not I found the flap tucked away in a drawer a few months back.

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    Post by Bury_Dave on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:44 pm

    Jesus but you had a small head ! Laughing Looks like you never sweated at all during basic too. REME ? LOL

    Mind you, we were all racig snakes back then, eh ?

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    Post by loski on Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:03 pm

    Hi Dave
    back then I was 6ft 3in tall with a 36in waist quite the racing snake, waist has expanded a bit over the years, Not REME but Royal Hampshire Regt.
    the cap didnt get sweaty cos when I joined up I took a crap hat with me from my ACF days and used that one keeping my issue cap as it was newer, Its been washed a few times over the years too, im amazed its still in such good nick

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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by jeva on Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:50 pm

    There is also a Dutch Marines version in dpm .
    Wanne see it?

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    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:04 pm

    Thanks for the Pics Dave, and yeah I have a small one..err head that is Razz

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    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:05 pm

    jeva wrote:There is also a Dutch Marines version in dpm .
    Wanne see it?

    jeroen


    Yeah why not jeroen, it would be good to see the differences if any ,of the Dutch version Wink

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    Post by loski on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:24 pm

    jeva wrote:There is also a Dutch Marines version in dpm .
    Wanne see it?

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    Post by jeva on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:53 pm

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    I also have a OLD 1 in Dutch Uk dpm patern Thats Dutch made dpm with the UK small dots in the camo.
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    Re: GS DPM Cap ( Crap hat !!!)

    Post by Twodogs on Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:36 pm

    I am sitting reading this with my new Norwegian Army OG crow cap on very happy ,
    Never seen a UK one in OG I was issued a DPM one at Depot POW Div 1983 that we had to hand in when we were posted, looks like large sizes may of been getting hard to get then maybe??

    I do have a new issue one with the later DPM plus the inner is a lot differnt .

    Hmmmm Do like the Dutch DPM one


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