1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

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    1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

    Post by Eaglehurst on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:19 am

    A nice example of NOS RAF parka - 1960/70s. I believe this was the type issued for use in Canada although there are various accounts of it being issued in the UK for guard duty etc. Really nicely made parka. I particularly like the hood fleece panel to keep your neck warm!

    As ever additonal info, pictures, context and stories welcome! BuryDave iirc you have some experience of using these parkas..








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    Re: 1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

    Post by Twodogs on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:37 am

    Very nice Smile

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    Re: 1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:59 pm

    Heavy as fook. I had a couple pass through my hands as i got them for cheap and re-sold them as ventile parkas (which they are). Some fools believe that ventile has magic properties and are prepared to pay silly money for the stuff. No need to tell them the truth when there's money to be had is there ? Laughing

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    Re: 1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

    Post by Eaglehurst on Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:03 pm

    Didn't realise they were ventile. And yes very heavy - this must be a 4kg parka!

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    Re: 1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:00 pm

    Yes Jason, definately ventile. I bought several parkas for around £25 each and turned them on for between £150 & £200 each. Smile

    The hood is too big to be usable, the lining very thick and heavy and, unless you are 6'3", they are generally too long for easy movement. Unless you are working at CFB Cold Lake in winter that is and then they would be pretty useful Wink

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    Re: 1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

    Post by Eaglehurst on Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:19 am

    Good to know Dave - thanks. Sadly the waist belt is missing which I imagine will be nigh on impossible to find a replacement espy nos.

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    Re: 1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

    Post by Bury_Dave on Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:32 am

    Well, if I ever see on Jason, I'll pick one up. Though you know it'll be bound to be the blue/grey version !

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    Re: 1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:11 am

    Very nice Eaglehurst, love it!!!

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    Re: 1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

    Post by kammo-man on Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:25 pm

    I had one back in the day ........

    Its one of the warmest jackets I ever owned in my like !


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    Re: 1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:21 pm

    Think i have one packed away somewhere.

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    Re: 1960/70s RAF Cold Weather parka

    Post by kammo-man on Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:33 pm

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