ECW82 wrote:Interesting vidio
A useful vid for those unfamiliar with the early/later pattern.
A few corrections.
The Korean issue hat in olive was of a different style.
First issues of the Cap Cold Weather (in olive) were at the latest made in 74/75. This was quickly followed by the DPM version - 75/76 (info from official publication).
The Falklands type continued to be issued and were in use throughout most of the 1980's. My whole battalion were issued them a number of times - the last time being 1987 (and these were still the Falklands type). I believe the type with fur inside may have been a very late 80s or possibly early 90s issue.
As most will know the DPM cloth is not 68 pattern - there is no such thing as this. Its just windproof DPM material. The DPM cloth style varies between manufacture's/production (although I understand what he means - earlier/later type material). The cloth is close woven cotton gabardine (in the Falklands type).
The 'wool' is actually acrylic and again the style of this changes slightly between batches/manufacture's.
Info is partly sourced from the document in the pic.