SADF 44 Bde Set

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    SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by loski on Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:24 am



    Hi guys I thought I would post some pictures of my 80's SADF 44 Bde parabat nutria set. It consists of the following
    Slangvel, Short Sleeve shirt, Trousers and a custom made flapcap
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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by chevpol on Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:51 pm

    nice

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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by nkomo on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:21 pm

    Very nice set with great patches. Thanks for sharing!


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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by filupe on Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:47 pm

    Finished reading '19 with a Bullet' by Granger Korff not long ago. Very good read and insight into the life of a South African paratrooper during the border conflict. Great set you have here, nicely patched Slangvel too! The only thing missing is the beret but from what I've seen they are not hard to pick up.
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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by loski on Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:20 am

    filupe wrote:Finished reading '19 with a Bullet' by Granger Korff not long ago. Very good read and insight into the life of a South African paratrooper during the border conflict. Great set you have here, nicely patched Slangvel too! The only thing missing is the beret but from what I've seen they are not hard to pick up.

    filupe the beret, boots, and a M83 battle jacket are as I post this on route from South Africa by surface mail so could take a while.
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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by loski on Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:22 pm

    well the beret has arrived sorrt about the quality of the photo but it was taken on my phone,
    The M83 battle jacket has grown multyplied by an M83 chest rig so im now waiting for the webbing and the boots by surface mail so im not holding my breath.

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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by Raw01 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:18 am

    Did you get hold of the normal boots or a pair of jump boots?
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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by loski on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:25 am

    The boots are still in transit But I think they are the standard boots I will post some Pictures
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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by loski on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:55 am

    I allso picked up this Isreli made Irish helmet the shell is the same as the M83

    I have made a cover from some nutria fabric I had lying around

    But im looking for an origional cover with the sun shade and a brown chinstrap to make it an M83 clone

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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by Raw01 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:33 am

    Nice.
    Try and get the helmet cover with the dayglo velcro patch at the back.
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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by filupe on Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:39 am

    Some nice stuff here ...

    A fortnight ago we had a gunshow here and I was introduced to an Australian who was ex-Selous Scout and then joined the Parabats after the 'fall' of Rhodesia. His likeness appears in most of the Selous Scouts books and the 'Philistines' book. He is currently writing a book of his own. Unfortunately, he sold most of his gear in the mid '80s when he returned to Australia and had to support a young family - fortunately though some of what he sold is still around, distributed amongst the collections of a number of local collectors (I have his Parafox chest rig for one).

    I do remember his beret had the cloth patch and not the metal germanic one. The Rhodie style nutria cap was a Parabat 'special' and he regrets not hanging onto it (as well as the beret) - luckily for him I know where both reside ...
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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by loski on Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:49 am

    filupe wrote:Some nice stuff here ...

    A fortnight ago we had a gunshow here and I was introduced to an Australian who was ex-Selous Scout and then joined the Parabats after the 'fall' of Rhodesia. His likeness appears in most of the Selous Scouts books and the 'Philistines' book. He is currently writing a book of his own. Unfortunately, he sold most of his gear in the mid '80s when he returned to Australia and had to support a young family - fortunately though some of what he sold is still around, distributed amongst the collections of a number of local collectors (I have his Parafox chest rig for one).

    I do remember his beret had the cloth patch and not the metal germanic one. The Rhodie style nutria cap was a Parabat 'special' and he regrets not hanging onto it (as well as the beret) - luckily for him I know where both reside ...

    If his beret had a cloth badge he served with 1 para bat not 44 bde
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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by sh4pak on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:06 am

    Great stuff. I'm jealous...
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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by loski on Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:58 pm



    Hi my SADF brown boots arrived yesterday they are the standard infantry boots rather than jumpers
    they are marked on the insole
    BAGSHAW
    1989
    292/110M

    and WAYTREAD on the instep of the outsole

    but the upside is that they are brand new have the ridge style tread patterm



    I have been told by a friend who served in the SADF that they are of the older design and were the boots that every one tried to get in the later years.

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    Re: SADF 44 Bde Set

    Post by loski on Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:23 pm

    filupe wrote:Finished reading '19 with a Bullet' by Granger Korff not long ago. Very good read and insight into the life of a South African paratrooper during the border conflict. Great set you have here, nicely patched Slangvel too! The only thing missing is the beret but from what I've seen they are not hard to pick up.
    I have not long ago finished '19 with a bullet' good read I enjoyed it

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