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    Post by kammo-man on Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:48 pm

    Here is one of my Denisons from a long time ago .


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    Post by Tommo on Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:33 pm

    Very nice 2nd Pattern and Camo Windies, your very lucky!

    Here are mine:

    Mint 1966 dated '59 Pattern, made by BMC:


    Lava Designs, RADAR 2nd Pattern Repro, one of the best around:


    King and Country 2nd Pattern, waxed and modified with a full zip, another fantastic repro:


    And my crown jewels (literally!), given to me by an Arnhem Vet, his smock, 2nd GPR wings were additional add ons:



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    Post by Bury_Dave on Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:56 pm

    Very nice gents !

    I have recently handled the new SOF 2nd pattern camo repro Denisons and I have to say that the colouring is perfect. Only the snaps and short zipper let it down now.

    They are getting incredibly close to the same quality of repro that people like Eastman are doing for WW2 A-2 flight jackets.


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    Post by Tommo on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:02 pm

    The SOF ones are very nice and well made, people say there is too much Green, which puts them off, I think they look nice, but they would be better if there was more tan colouring.

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    Post by Bury_Dave on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:05 pm

    The material is also slightly more loose but for £110, what do you expect ? You can buy an A-2 USAF for £150 or a stitch for stich replica for £600 ..... I don't think we want Denisons to go that way do we ? However, the higher the cost for originals, the higher the cost for replicas.

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    Post by Tommo on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:15 pm

    I really liked the earlier versions SOF sold, the ones that were highly tan! but for the price, its a good bit of kit, my K&C was £100 2nd hand and my RADAR one was £250 brand new, they are going up in price!

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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:17 pm

    When K&C first started doing their repro Denisons a good few years back they were £250 which wasnt cheap.

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:56 pm

    Tommo ,
    Your Arnhem Vet is stunning , just like my old one !

    The 66 print is one of the best in my eyes .


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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:03 pm



    When denison goes to bed he likes to sleep in one of there ..
    An Airborne sleeping bag .


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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:05 pm



    Pattern is unique to the bags.
    Back in the 1970s these were being cut up and made into smocks .
    so beware .

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:07 pm



    AM smock had pattern like this .

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:08 pm



    x Wings .

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:10 pm



    2 brothers .....both 66 dated .
    This is my birth year so I think they made this just for me.
    Back home as a kid we called this
    the Bloodysunday pattern as it looked way better that the 59 ..or 72

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:12 pm



    The backs are stunning.
    I have had a bunch of these together and have NEVER
    found a repeat piece of pattern.
    One of the best combat jackets ever.

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:14 pm



    Lying in the war room .

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    Post by Tommo on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:24 pm

    Very Nice!

    I have a Denison 'Whitley' bag, similar to yours but with more of a Brushstroke pattern, there were 3 types if I remember rightly.

    What is that badge underneath the wings on the Para Smock?

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:54 pm



    A nice 42 dated factory full zip .
    its a size 8 .

    sorry lads but I have it as part of my French display .

    As we gave them away for the Indo China War .

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:55 pm



    Denison with some of its cousins .



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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:57 pm



    factory installed DOT zip .


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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:58 pm



    To a cutter doing a lay ..camouflage is just camouflage.
    Here is a piece of hand moped fabric used under the left arm.

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:00 pm



    the pattern is massive .
    again no repeat .

    anyone ever try to find the old factories ?


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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:01 pm



    66 jacket label .


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    Post by koalorka on Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:37 pm

    Some wonderful examples gents. I agree with Owen, the P59 "Sinai" smocks are some of the finest pieces of camouflage ever made.

    The pre-1945 stuff is out of my league for now. Sad

    Out of curiosity, what was the technique they used to paint these uniforms?

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:44 pm

    On the hand done ones ......

    The bolt of fabric was layed out , by todays standards a bolt is 70 yards , so back in the day I suspect the same .
    Then Green dye was moped over the layed out fabric in a lazy S.
    When dry a lazy brown S was painted over this in the opposite direction.

    Pretty simple really considering the Germans were leaps and bounds ahead already in 1942 .

    The other pattern had the roller type that the Germans were already using with a repeat length .

    What I would love is to have pictures of an old British manufacturing company who actually made the stuff in WW2 .


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    Post by koalorka on Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:52 pm

    Oh yeah, I'd love to see the setup at the factory!

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