2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

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    2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:19 am

    Ok here goes for my first attempt at posting Pics here.Thaught i would start with the latest uniform kit we have been issued.First up is the new "Barracks jacket" or Operational DPM Fleece jacket to give it its official title.We were issued these since may of 2011.They are worn around Bks for general and admin duties during the winter months and in inclement weather.The Smock is now only worn whilst on armed Bks duties or on field exercises in inclement weather.
    There was a trial version of the jacket issued to some troops since 2008.It came in both Khaki and IP-DPM,with the Khaki version being intended for use with the Service dress No3 with troops employed in HQ appoinments.This version was not continued with,only the camo version went on general issue.
    The trial garments had shoulder Epaulettes,velco adjusting cuffs and a miniature tri-colour flash.
    The photos of the issue version can speak for themselves.


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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:33 am

    Okaaaaaay so that didnt work. Embarassed Anybody care to advise me how to post pics here so they open in the current page and not have to link elsewhere??Cheers inh advance.
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by filupe on Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:37 am

    You will have to register to and use a third party like Photobucket (www.photobucket.com) to upload photos to and then link them to this forum. Good news is it shouldn't cost you a cent. It's pretty easy and once you learn how to do it you'll become pretty adept as posting photos on here can be quite addictive Smile
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:10 pm

    Cheers for that bud.Actually i am already with PB for the last few years and have used it to post in a few other sites.I was looking at this thread though and the poster(Duncan mcClain) doeant seem to have linked from photobucket etc in order to post his Pics.The way he has posted his pics is the effect i am looking for.Any advice?
    Heres his thread.
    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t5408-smock-combat-windproof-mtp-pcs-cu
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:40 am

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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:30 pm

    Updated Smock

    Smock with Zippered chest pocket.

    False opening under lid of upper smock pockets(New pocket designed to take into account wearing of new battlevest).


    Lower pocket with zip.

    Zipper opened(Note the way it separates(Not good for single handed closing,but the pocket expands more Rolling Eyes ).

    Inside of hood showing Velcro tab to roll the hood(new feature)

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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:38 pm

    Hood exterior showing width and length adjusters and connecting Tab for hood rolling.


    Hood rolled

    Smock label.


    All in all the new smock is good.The side opening chest pockets are handy as when your wear your IPLCS(Integrated Protection and Load Carrying System) Battlevest you cant access the chest pockets on the old Smock.Personally i hate the zips on the lower pockets and the elastic waist drawcord.Much preferred the older paracord type drawstring.I dont like the larger tri-colour either.Great when on PSO Ops but not tactically sound.A piece of velcro under it would have solved that problem. Rolling Eyes The ability to roll the hood is a much needed improvement.
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:44 pm

    New Shirt.Note the flat chest pockets as opposed to the older British CS95 style pockets.(Their loss is much lamented).The shirt material has a higher Polyester content also and a Ripstop weave.

    Shirt pocket opened.The old "Foldover" is gone.Pity. Crying or Very sad

    Shirt labels.All our new kit comes with a heat sealed label with a barcode for stocktracking and to take a soldiers details.You can just see this label under the care tag.
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    Post by fourtycoats on Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:30 pm

    So Raptor, which do you prefer for smocks and shirts, the old or the new? The Fleece is very nice and a definite improvement in both appearance and utility.
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Philip on Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:10 pm

    WOW... nice items you got there!

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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by MaverickMCS on Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:31 pm

    Very nice indeed!
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:13 pm

    fourtycoats wrote:So Raptor, which do you prefer for smocks and shirts, the old or the new? The Fleece is very nice and a definite improvement in both appearance and utility.

    Having worn both i preferred the old pockets on the shirts.You could get more into them.The new ones are only good for holding a scrap of paper.Anything bigger bulges out.The new pockets are a compromise between wanting flat pockets for wearing under CBA and someone on high wanting us to look good on parade.Hence the retention of the pocket flaps and the addition of the non expanding pleats.We missed the boat there.The new PCS lightweight jackets the UK lads are being issued have side opening velcro closed pockets.Problem for our bigwigs though would be "they aren't dressy enough" Rolling Eyes Embarassed

    I prefer the old type lower pockets on the smock also.Those separating zips are a pain to close one handed.Those zips are going to be fitted under the lids on the new trousers also.All the other features are well handy esp the hood tab.Much neater.
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:53 am

    Ok this Norwegian shirt is strictly speaking not part of the new clothing issue.It was introduced in 2009 as a stop gap until the IP-DPM version went on issue.The DPM version is expected to go on issue later this year once stocks of this item and any remaining stocks of the previous Arktis Antartica shirt style Norgie are exhausted.The new style Norgie has DRIFLO material on the outer face and a microfleece lining.An interesting point is that on this design NONE of the collars fasten completely due to a design flaw.The necks are too narrow no matter what size any soldier is issued! Embarassed Supposed to be rectified with the incoming IP-DPM version.




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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:09 pm

    2010 Pattern Trousers.
    Notable features; Elastic drawcord at waist.Zips on map pockets under lids.Waterproof liner on inside of map pockets foreparts.Barcode and space to ad soldiers name and service number.










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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:04 pm

    Here are a few pics of an IP-DPM UBACS that is currently on trial with DFI.It is basically the same as the British Forces PCS version except for the body being the same colour as the sleeves as opposed to OG or khaki. AFAIK if they go on general issue they will have the velcro for a rank patch on the chest(for when CBA is not worn) and the "Defence Forces Ireland" logo on the left chest like on our DRIFLO t-shirts.I hope we do get them as they are currently the only gap in our new clothing system.Fingers crossed.







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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by saar-abzeichensammlung on Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:43 am

    hello RAPTOR,
    very very nice UBAC´S.

    where do you get this treasure ???

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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:34 am

    The UBACS is not mine.It was issued to a friend whose unit has them on trial AFAIK.He took the pics and gave me the nod to post them here.All the other kit is issued to me as a serving Irish soldier.Hopefully the procurement staff will give the go ahead to roll out the UBACS to the rest of the DF.
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:07 am

    Here's a look at our new IP_DPM "Operational DPM thermal crew neck" or the "DPM DRIFLO" as we call it.To call it "DRIFLO" is strictly speaking incorrect as Lowe Alpine no longer manufacture these type tops for us. Cooneen,watts and stone have the contract since 2010.
    These are the latest issue ones in both long and short sleeve.Worn as a base layer at home and as an outer layer around camp overseas.AFAIK the 2014 variant will no longer feature the yellow Defence Forces Ireland logo on the chest.

    Long sleeve variant

    Short sleeve variant
    Care and ID tag


    Rank patch velcro and DFI logo.
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by filupe on Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:08 pm

    Great looking pieces, thanks for keeping us abreast of what's current in the IrDF. Smile
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:57 pm

    One of the lesser seen items of kit.The "Operational DPM headover skip cap".In service since 2010.Replaced the older olive green version that was in service since 1998.Can be worn as a neck gaiter,a helmet comforter or a face mask.Designed to not absorb moisture from your breath when worn over the mouth unlike the older item.
    Has a drawcord at one end to turn it into an improvised skip cap.Rarely worn as such.



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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:56 pm

    nice gear!
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:56 pm

    2010 pattern IP-DPM gaiters.Same design as the 1998 Pattern OG version but the underboot strap is a thinner material.

    Packaging.

    Outers.

    Inner.
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by Raptor on Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:18 pm

    2010 pattern Norwegian shirt.Same material as the '09 Pattern but with the addition of the chest rank velcro and the large tricolour on the upper left sleeve.(Also the necks close properly!! Very Happy )




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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by jimmyduncan23 on Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:07 am

    Nice photos thanks for the update
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    Re: 2010 Pattern Irish Army Field dress.

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:36 am

    I haven't been in this thread for a while. I forgot how much great Irish kit is not in my collection. Now Raptor has informed me I have even more things missing. Er... thanks? Wink

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