1989 2 piece flight suit

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    1989 2 piece flight suit

    Post by aussie digger on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:48 am

    Hi All,

    Heres a 1989 dated 2 piece flight suit. All the info I have on these is purely from talking to guys around at the time. Apparently these were intended to be the first DPCU flight suits, the fabric was ordered in the base colour for DPCU then when the time came to have the camo printed someone realised this would destroy the flame retardent properties of the fabric so they were produced in this weird tan colour.

    Hope you enjoy,

    cheers
    Jason

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    Re: 1989 2 piece flight suit

    Post by aussie digger on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:51 am

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    Re: 1989 2 piece flight suit

    Post by aussie digger on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:55 am

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    Re: 1989 2 piece flight suit

    Post by aussie digger on Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:00 am

    Ok, last one for now. It may seem very plain but I think this is a interesting step in the evolution of DPCU, when I get the chance I will post the current aviation cams as a comparison.

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    Re: 1989 2 piece flight suit

    Post by Martin on Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:19 am

    Cool. I reckon there is a whole era of the 1980s Australian uniforms/gear that has really been neglected in the collecting community, with probably a lot of interesting stuff.

    I have a set of 1988 DPCU first pattern of the general issue webbing that I've held onto. I've seen some pics of early 1980s with trial DPCU webbing with DPCU SLR pouches - pretty cool...

    I dare say Filupe has some cool 80s stuff...

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    Re: 1989 2 piece flight suit

    Post by filupe on Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:42 am

    Martin wrote:I have a set of 1988 DPCU first pattern of the general issue webbing that I've held onto. I've seen some pics of early 1980s with trial DPCU webbing with DPCU SLR pouches - pretty cool...

    I dare say Filupe has some cool 80s stuff...

    hmmmm ... perhaps, back then it was a personal policy of 'acquire and cache' (read 'steal and hide!'), so I'm not really sure what I have in various tubs!

    I remember just before Auscam became general issue the local Area Clothing Store had a mannequin done up with trial Auscams and the abovementioned SLR webbing in Auscam in addition to a DPCU pack which was cut in the last issue OD pack (with the oversized flap covering the outside 'ration' pouches.) I would have asked whether I could buy the ensemble but then realised that it would probably be under the charge of some cranky RQMS WO who would've refused purely out of spite ...

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    Re: 1989 2 piece flight suit

    Post by aussie digger on Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:49 am

    Yes, I think the 80s period is under appreciated with the aussie gear.

    I may have a similar personal policy to yourself... Do you have any recollections of these uniforms?

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