Steve, I hear what you are saying, and lean very much towards your conclusion.
The store I bought it in had only this one in desert, all others where CCE and like I said in well used condition.
The eBay speciment that Philip linked to is indeed similar, and would indicate a further accessabilty/commercial item. But again, the general construction of the garment suggests a warm-piece, rather like some of the fixed-liner US M81-pattern M/65 I own.
I have been screening this forum and others about info on 'Daguet' patterned pieces. I gather that only French AF and navy use this pattern at present, which may explain why the current eBay offer is calling it a 'para' item, or that AF or navy personel may be more prone to cold enviroments and would need a warm-piece?
I wouldn't mind it being a commercial piece; I'm just thrilled to own a piece of Daguet-patterned equipment, which for strange reasons has eluded me for years! But any further info would be welcome!
Thank you all again for the inputs and for looking!!