My Para smocks collection

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    british-rat
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    My Para smocks collection

    Post by british-rat on Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:53 pm

    I want to ask your opinion on which models were used on the Falklands War
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    Re: My Para smocks collection

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:26 pm

    How many Para smocks....awesome collection buddy!!

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    Re: My Para smocks collection

    Post by Bury_Dave on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:19 am

    Anything without the field dressing pocket on the right upper arm has the potential to have been 'Down South'. Your third and last smocks look the most likely candidates duwe to the colouring of the pattern.

    Nice collection but get the SF para wings off the smock. They would NEVER have been worn on combat clothing. Only on barrack and parade uniforms. Neutral

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    Re: My Para smocks collection

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:46 pm

    Outstanding collection of Para Smocks ,very respectable examples,many thanks for showing them Mate.

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    Re: My Para smocks collection

    Post by british-rat on Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:23 pm

    thank you very much for your comments
    sorry but I do not know that means "down south" in this case
    I see almost the same camo, in the third and final smock
    then the right sleeve pocket was introduced in 1984, that good thing; imagine camo 84 would also be applied to these items, along with the combat smock
    In these images of Falklands, we can see both wings as patches DZ
    was prohibited by the rules?
    Thank you very much and greetings







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    Re: My Para smocks collection

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:44 pm

    Jesus, "Down South" relates to the Falklands conflict,or English slang for the Falklands at least, and your reference pictures clearly show that Para wings were indeed worn during this conflict, not just on parade dress..good evidential pictures my friend Wink

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    Re: My Para smocks collection

    Post by british-rat on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:36 pm

    ok now I understand thanks Very Happy
    in any case, you're right, these pictures are exceptions
    Most pictures can not see any patches

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    Re: My Para smocks collection

    Post by bravo_2_zero on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:21 pm

    The guy with his back to us in the 2nd photo wearing a para smock, the same print can be seen in the OP post 2nd smock. The image of the guys beaver tail shows a brown shape that usually has a tan V in it, the OP 2nd jacket has this, so too has my latest 77pat smock.

    So goes to show not all light print smock as thought were used around this time period.

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    Re: My Para smocks collection

    Post by koalorka on Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:25 pm

    Which sleeve pocket is the significant one? Left or right (relative to the wearer)?\

    That's a nice lineage with some P77 examples it seems. I'm still hunting for a mint example.

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    Re: My Para smocks collection

    Post by Eaglehurst on Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:40 am

    Not far off mint....

    https://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/16/69/80/35/68patt10.jpg

    https://i13.servimg.com/u/f13/16/69/80/35/68patt11.jpg

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    Re: My Para smocks collection

    Post by kammo-man on Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:56 pm

    I would say pretty mint !
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