Trials(85 Pattern???) PLCE Bergen+Side Pockets.

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    Trials(85 Pattern???) PLCE Bergen+Side Pockets.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:14 am

    Cannot find any markings on bergen itself but the side pockets are dated 1985.














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    Re: Trials(85 Pattern???) PLCE Bergen+Side Pockets.

    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:29 am

    Wow, nice find ! Has all the traits of a transitional bergan for sure. Para bergan shoulder strap buckles, butyl nylon under the shoulder straps and an interesting hip belt that looks to have snaps like al the other trials PLCE stuff had.

    I'm jealous ! Smile

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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:07 am

    Cheers Dave,wasnt actively looking for one so well chuffed to be honest,just a shame i cannot find any markings at all on/in the bergen itself.

    What type of yoke would have been used to attach the side pockets to i wonder?

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    Re: Trials(85 Pattern???) PLCE Bergen+Side Pockets.

    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:19 am

    I think there is a photo of the trials PLCE stuff in one of Mike Chappells books. They were trialling the stuff as his series of books on the British Army came out and so they got a special mention. I'll have a look tonight.

    Don't know if you realised but there is an ebay seller with a few trials PLCE spade pouches ......... £2.20 each !!


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    Re: Trials(85 Pattern???) PLCE Bergen+Side Pockets.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:27 am

    Bury_Dave wrote:I think there is a photo of the trials PLCE stuff in one of Mike Chappells books. They were trialling the stuff as his series of books on the British Army came out and so they got a special mention. I'll have a look tonight.

    Don't know if you realised but there is an ebay seller with a few trials PLCE spade pouches ......... £2.20 each !!

    Already have a couple Dave Wink

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    Post by Bury_Dave on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:28 am

    I might have known ! Laughing

    It would be a better question to you to ask what you DON'T have rather than what you have, eh ? Smile

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    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:58 am

    Bury_Dave wrote:I might have known ! Laughing

    It would be a better question to you to ask what you DON'T have rather than what you have, eh ? Smile

    Dave,i have a massive list of things i dont have believe me Laughing Laughing

    Also as i have a low paid job i have to keep things to a very tight budget so unfortunately cannot afford a lot of the exotic,expensive items Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

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    Re: Trials(85 Pattern???) PLCE Bergen+Side Pockets.

    Post by sobota on Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:35 am

    Cool find!

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    Re: Trials(85 Pattern???) PLCE Bergen+Side Pockets.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri May 11, 2012 10:30 am

    Never seen one of these Bergens before in my life and within the a short space of time now have 2 of the things

    THis one unlike the other has the info printed inside the top flap but unfortunately its waist belt is missing.

    The 2 side pouches seem of lighter more flimsy material than the others. Cannot find any printed markings but written in red on rear of one pouch is--NEW SIZE(GIRTH+25MM).














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    Re: Trials(85 Pattern???) PLCE Bergen+Side Pockets.

    Post by Gulf91 on Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:31 am

    Dont suppose anybody has a spare waist belt in their stash of spares by any chance?

    Thanks

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