What does SA mean?

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    Easy Gee
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    What does SA mean?

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:29 pm

    Hi Guys.

    Quick query, I have a Gas mask bag with SA in bold black on the front of it, does anyone know what nation this bag is from ?,it looks very similar to a Finnish gas mask bag if this helps,I can provide a pic also.

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    Re: What does SA mean?

    Post by AndyD on Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:12 pm

    Hi Gary,

    SA means Suomi Army,which is Finnish.

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    Re: What does SA mean?

    Post by Reiska on Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:24 pm

    SA = Suomen armeija (Army of Finland)

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    Re: What does SA mean?

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:36 pm

    Many thanks Andy and Carl, I thought it might be Finnish but as there is no "castle" on the front the SA threw me out a bit...nice one, thanks Fella's Very Happy

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    Re: What does SA mean?

    Post by Reiska on Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:28 pm

    The Finnish Defence Forces began using the castle/tower stamp around 1968. Before that was the boxed SA stamp.

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    Re: What does SA mean?

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:19 am

    Reiska wrote:The Finnish Defence Forces began using the castle/tower stamp around 1968. Before that was the boxed SA stamp.


    That's great to know Carl. So pre-68 ,that's even better,thanks again Wink

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