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    Even more Para Smocks!!

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:09 am

    Hi Guys.

    Here's some my Para smocks, for you to comment on,thanks for looking. Wink

    First one up is fairly beaten up, has Pen pocket and FFD pocket on sleeves, and another pocket sewn onto the front, maybe for a compass, there's a remnant of a TRF, and is clearly marked by it's previous owner.

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    Re: Even more Para Smocks!!

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:25 am

    This one appears to have two previous owners, a Meredith and a Dann, as well as Slammin Vinyl Question Question



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    Post by L1A1 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:08 am

    Do all para smocks have epaulettes ?

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    Post by loski on Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:10 am

    All UK para smocks have Epps

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    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:40 am

    Easy Gee wrote:This one appears to have two previous owners, a Meredith and a Dann, as well as Slammin Vinyl Question Question



    Nice early smock that

    Falklands period for sure !

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    Post by kammo-man on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:21 am

    nice .

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:08 am

    L1A1 wrote:Do all para smocks have epaulettes ?



    Yeah all have epaulettes, the first one is not hung on the hanger right, so appears to have none Wink

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:14 am

    Thanks B20 , you've made my day about the 1 Para smock, I paid £35 and got it from a local surplus shop, well chuffed as you've Id'd it as Falklands issue potentially Very Happy Very Happy

    Thanks kammo-man, glad you like them Mate Wink


    Guys Any ideas on why a smock would be issued to two different sqauddies, to me this seems odd, the only thing along these lines I am aware of is TA handing their kit back in, and being reissued to the next victim...I assume the 1 para smock was not a TA issued piece of kit Question Question

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    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:17 am

    Easy Gee wrote:
    L1A1 wrote:Do all para smocks have epaulettes ?



    Yeah all have epaulettes, the first one is not hung on the hanger right, so appears to have none Wink

    However some field use only smocks could have them removed by the owner if not needed, like your not an officer.

    I have some tropical jackets done this way, the owner then sewn the epaulettes to the front like s95 stuff.

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:05 am

    bravo_2_zero wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:This one appears to have two previous owners, a Meredith and a Dann, as well as Slammin Vinyl Question Question



    Nice early smock that

    Falklands period for sure !


    Nice early smock that

    Falklands period for sure !

    Was under the impression that the sizing labels changed from the old Size 1,2,3 etc to the NATO type AFTER the Falklands????

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    Post by bravo_2_zero on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:26 am

    Gulf91 wrote:
    bravo_2_zero wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:This one appears to have two previous owners, a Meredith and a Dann, as well as Slammin Vinyl Question Question



    Nice early smock that

    Falklands period for sure !


    Nice early smock that

    Falklands period for sure !

    Was under the impression that the sizing labels changed from the old Size 1,2,3 etc to the NATO type AFTER the Falklands????

    It's pre - 1984 and it's early as the 1984 stuff used the cloth found on the jackets that started this thread. I'd guess this as 81/82 , mind this is only a guess. Just the jacket using the early features such as the bottle green zipper.

    And £35 WOW one sold on eBay last night that was size 5 for £137 , more than a denison !

    Also the one that the start of this thread would have been used very late 80's or early 90's. The owners army number 247xxxxxx , my number was 249xxxxx issued to me in 1994.

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    Post by Bury_Dave on Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:19 pm

    My number was 247***** Date of enlistment was 1984.

    Sometimes smocks get a second name as someone will buy a spare from a surplus shop and re-name it. Simple as that. And yes, a lot of clothing was also re-issued during basic in the TA.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:33 pm

    "And £35 WOW one sold on eBay last night that was size 5 for £137 , more than a denison !"


    That makes me feel a 100% better about shelling out the cash for this one now, thanks again B20 Very Happy

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    Re: Even more Para Smocks!!

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:35 pm

    Bury_Dave wrote:My number was 247***** Date of enlistment was 1984.

    Sometimes smocks get a second name as someone will buy a spare from a surplus shop and re-name it. Simple as that. And yes, a lot of clothing was also re-issued during basic in the TA.

    Dave


    Cheers for the confirmation Dave, I assumed it would be something along these lines Wink

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