Belgium Jigsaw Combat Jacket-help required please.

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    Belgium Jigsaw Combat Jacket-help required please.

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:25 pm

    Hi Guys,

    This one is very common I know, But exactly what Model is it, when was it issued, I guess 80's ???

    Any informative help would be most welcome, and many thanks Wink


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    Post by Philip on Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:54 pm

    AFAIK they're not so old. They should be dated.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:26 pm

    Philip wrote:AFAIK they're not so old. They should be dated.


    Many thanks Philip, and sorry I should have mentioned earlier ,sadly the label's print is completely washed out, so there are no clues there!!!

    It is named, but no legible writing on the label. Wink
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    Post by koalorka on Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:00 pm

    1990s to present, quite common but nice nonetheless.
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    Post by drmatz on Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:36 am

    I think this is the "third jigsaw pattern" should be quite common and not much older than the 90's...
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    Post by drmatz on Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:04 pm

    here are the 3 different variations of the "jigsaw" pattern

    1st pattern - 1958


    2nd pattern - 1970's (not sure the date)


    3rd and current pattern - 1990s' to present

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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:53 pm

    koalorka wrote:1990s to present, quite common but nice nonetheless.


    Many thanks for looking and for your help, Cheers Mate Wink
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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:55 pm

    drmatz wrote:I think this is the "third jigsaw pattern" should be quite common and not much older than the 90's...

    drmatz wrote:here are the 3 different variations of the "jigsaw" pattern

    1st pattern - 1958


    2nd pattern - 1970's (not sure the date)


    3rd and current pattern - 1990s' to present


    Many thanks, for the info ,and your pictures are very helpful indeed Very Happy

    Great stuff Mate,really appreciate your input Wink
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    Post by Brigade Piron on Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:33 am

    Can I just ask a quick question - not wanting to hijack your thread Embarassed !

    Which model of smock was used by Belgian peacekeepers in Rwanda? Certainly not the most recent pattern but the other looks rather too old. The other type of kit they used were the shirt&trousers with the white insides...

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:22 am

    Brigade Piron wrote:Can I just ask a quick question - not wanting to hijack your thread Embarassed !

    Which model of smock was used by Belgian peacekeepers in Rwanda? Certainly not the most recent pattern but the other looks rather too old. The other type of kit they used were the shirt&trousers with the white insides...

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    No worries , but I don't have a clue personally, hopefully one of the other guys will help out though Very Happy
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    Post by drmatz on Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:58 pm

    Well there were Belgium peace keepers both in 1962 and 1994...
    I'm assuming you meant the 60's one...
    In that case could also be the brushstroke pattern... I could not find any pics on the web, I've seeing in a book before a Belgian soldier in Rwanda wearing the brushstroke pattern...

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    Post by Brigade Piron on Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:14 pm

    Sorry, I didn't make myself clear - I'm talking about the 1994 operation in which 10 paras were killed.
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    Post by vonstuck on Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:42 pm

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    Post by jeva on Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:37 pm

    At the moment there is a clearing sale with the Belgian Army.
    here in holland all gear is selling for very cheap euros.
    Jackets pants raingear bivak tents ops gear you name it its here
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:38 pm

    Brigade Piron wrote:Can I just ask a quick question - not wanting to hijack your thread Embarassed !

    Which model of smock was used by Belgian peacekeepers in Rwanda? Certainly not the most recent pattern but the other looks rather too old. The other type of kit they used were the shirt&trousers with the white insides...

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    IIRC they wore what is commonly called "Jungle" pattern. It is Jigsaw made from very light poplin with white interior. It was worn on UN missions abroad. This was the only pre 1997 camouflage that was wore by regular Army units since the 1960s, so far as I know. The first production was in the early 1970s with the very rare 8 pocket trousers, then later reduced to 6 pockets. They are not easy to find because they wore out quickly and Belgian soldiers really liked them (they are super comfortable).

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