Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars

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    Albano
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    Re: Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars

    Post by Albano on Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:22 pm

    Hi Shotgee

    Back from vacations with news Smile

    Numbered Mocidade Portuguesa parawings denotes to member classification as he progress on qualification to obtain the A class wing. The sequence is 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade.

    Hope that be of some help.

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    Re: Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars

    Post by Shotgee on Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:28 pm

    Hi Albano,

    Thanks you, sir. Info on MP brevets is difficult to find so that helps me a lot.

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    Re: Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars

    Post by koalorka on Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:44 am

    Portuguese Marine, Angola, 1975:



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    Re: Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars

    Post by kammo-man on Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:39 pm

    What are those boots he is wearing ?

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    Re: Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars

    Post by Albano on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:20 am

    Those boots are special design leather combat boots for Fuzileiros (Marines). They have no laces and are closed sideways with two straps and buckles each. They are supposed to be demi-waterproof Rolling Eyes . I suppose that what catch your attention was the white on it, right!? Those are the socks! wich sometimes they roll them out. SF things if you catch my drift Wink

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    Re: Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars

    Post by filupe on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:53 am

    Love the look!
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    Re: Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars

    Post by Albano on Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:09 pm

    Some more adenda on the mather:


    The third one from back to front as the socks rolled out


    Fourth and sixth from left have also rolled out socks


    The design on the boots didn't changed much from colonial/independance wars. These are the current model.

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    Re: Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars

    Post by Shotgee on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:16 pm

    Great photos. Those boots look very nice. I like them. Protects and supports lower legs & ankles. That is what I prefer. Seems also that made of thick good leather. What comes to all-round boots, I'm not a big fan of so called 'goretex-hi-tech'- wonders, with all respect. Leather is leather!
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    Re: Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars

    Post by koalorka on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:05 pm

    One curious item I found a while ago, which I've struggled to classify, these trousers in the land forces m/963 lizard pattern, but manufactured in the navy style, in a nice heavy fabric and with numerous metal snaps etc. and made by the supplier in Cordoaria.





    Any ideas?


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    Portuguese berets

    Post by ripcord on Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:47 am

    Better late than never
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