Norwegian UNOSOM uniform

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    Norwegian UNOSOM uniform

    Post by NorBn on Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:45 am

    One of my favourites in my collection. At first it looks like a put together fake uniform with both Norwegian and US patches/ badges, but I can guarantee you that it's 100% legit and was used this way





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    Re: Norwegian UNOSOM uniform

    Post by saltefanden on Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:56 pm

    Wow, I did not know M/81 woodland pattern was ever issued to Norwegian forces, let alone MP's.

    What is the explanation for this and when was this UN mission undertaken, please?

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    Re: Norwegian UNOSOM uniform

    Post by NorBn on Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:50 pm

    God jul saltefanden. I'm not sure why some of the Norwegians in the UNOSOM mission in Somalia were issued US uniforms, but I found a few pictures when I searched for information about this uniform (I'll find them and post when I find them). I believe the mission was in the early 90s, 1991-1992 or something like that:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNOSOM_I

    I have found very little information about this mission and maybe it was put in the shadow by the other "show" taking part in Op Deseret Storm?
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    Re: Norwegian UNOSOM uniform

    Post by NorBn on Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:24 pm

    Some pictures with Norweagian soldiers in the UNOSOM mission wearing US uniforms






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    Re: Norwegian UNOSOM uniform

    Post by ripcord on Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:32 pm

    Mmm...

    Norwegian troops wearing US Woodland AND  Chocolate Chip type  cammies ( 1st pattern , US desert uniform)...Very interesting.  Great photo.
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    Re: Norwegian UNOSOM uniform

    Post by filupe on Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:48 pm

    If you look closely the choc chip cammies still have US insignia and tapes on them i.e. they are US servicemen, not norwegians
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    Re: Norwegian UNOSOM uniform

    Post by ripcord on Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:24 pm

    Thanks for the good eye...

    You are correct..  Those seem indeed to be US troops...

    Very cool period photo..

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    The latter picture (no 3) contains the force protection unit. The guys in woodland pattern are Norwegians whilst the guys in chocolate chip type uniform are US servicemen.

    Post by toanor on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:42 am

    NorBn wrote:Some pictures with Norweagian soldiers in the UNOSOM mission wearing US uniforms







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    Re: Norwegian UNOSOM uniform

    Post by Ulvhedin311 on Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:23 pm

    Even the Swedish guard force that guarded the Swedish field hospital in Somalia in the early 90´s was issued the US desert uniforms. The 90K pattern wasn´t introduced until 2000-something.

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    Post by abefroman on Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:56 am

    Very cool! What kind of body armor are they wearing in that picture?

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