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    Necrolust
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    What is that uniform...

    Post by Necrolust on Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:26 am

    SAS OMAN '70 I think...
    Denison smock??Pants?Backpack?

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    Re: What is that uniform...

    Post by filupe on Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:42 am

    WWII Camouflage Windproof smock (known often as 'SAS windproof), WWII 'A' Frame Bergen rucksack, trousers ... my bet would be the OD lightweight trousers (60's-70's issue)

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:57 pm

    The trousers appear to be camouflage, but it's difficult to say. No knee reinforcements. I can't remember if the windproofs had reinforcements or not. But it does rule out Belgian Brush since they do have reinforcements.

    Judging by the M79 grenade launcher on his back, I'd say this is a mercenary from the 1960s or 1970s.

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    Post by fez on Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:15 pm

    Is he not an SAS trooper ???

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    Re: What is that uniform...

    Post by sh4pak on Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:35 pm

    Looks like a merc. That being said-- GREAT shot. Don't know where you found it, but I'm glad you posted it.

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    Re: What is that uniform...

    Post by Necrolust on Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:55 pm

    More..pics.No Merks.
    I also think that the pant is some bleched camo.








    IT WAS without doubt one of the most heroic defences in British military history and the raw courage of nine SAS men against an estimated 400-strong rebel army at the Battle of Mirbat still sends a shiver down my spine.On the pic they are 14 ???
    Only 9 SAS and 5 photographer of course,local militia....

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    Re: What is that uniform...

    Post by sh4pak on Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:01 pm



    --Happily corrected.

    Thanks, Necro. Sorry I cannot help to ID, but you made me aware of something I didn't know about.

    Cheers,

    --D.

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    Re: What is that uniform...

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:05 pm

    (slaps head) SAS... of course that makes sense.

    The smock does look to be WW2 Windproof, but still too difficult to tell what the trousers might be. I did a quick check and the WW2 Windproofs had reinforced knees, so it is not likely to be that.

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    Re: What is that uniform...

    Post by Okruch on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:27 pm

    I think that trousers might be just dirty, one cannot simply find a laundry in Oman in 1970s Wink

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