Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

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    Gulf91
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    Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:19 pm

    Unknown to me(insignia on shirt when bought and not correct).


















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    Re: Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by Camonut314 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:39 pm

    The shirt is a very nice pattern (ask Guille which one specific lizard pattern) model TTA-47 "Allegee" circa- Algerian war, that much is for sure. The patches look vaguely Belgian to me. I know the Belgian mercenaries in the Congo during the late 60's and 70's were very fond of wearing French Lizard cmao of every variety, it could be a fantasy piece, or it could very well be an awesome Merc jacket. In any case, I like it!

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    Re: Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by vonstuck on Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:30 pm

    D pattern in "modèle allégé" garment
    The patches seem Belgium for me too
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    Re: Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:47 pm

    "Tarted up" shirt.  Nothing right about it.  Officer pips on the shoulders, but British style NCO rank on the arms (wrong direction and Belgians don't put rank on sleeves).  Two different Belgian unit badges, which doesn't make sense, and they are low on the sleeve, which isn't the way they are worn.  Three double ribbon bars that are on both sides of the chest and are, in fact, identical.  Something no country does.

    The good news is that when you strip all that crap off and you'll have yourself a nice shirt!

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    Re: Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by zvez on Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:42 pm

    the green and orange ribbons are for the UK 1939-45 Defence medal

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defence_Medal_%28United_Kingdom%29

    Agree it's tarted up.

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    Re: Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by indypatchcollector on Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:28 pm

    Yep, the patches on the sleeves are Belgian; the right sleeve is the 1st Corps. The left sleeve is the 1st Infantry Division. Overall, it is a very nice piece, well done!

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    Re: Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by Gulf91 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:01 am

    Thanks guys. Knew when buying that the patches etc were wrong as had sussed out that the medal ribbons were British but was dirt cheap,could probably sell the patches for more than I paid for the shirt so well happy!!!.

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    Re: Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:39 am

    The shirt is definitely worth something, unless the stitching from these bad badges leaves a lot of traces.

    Oh, and ditch the zipper while you're at it Wink

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    Re: Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by indypatchcollector on Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:45 pm

    If you want to get rid of the patches, send me a message!

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    Re: Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:42 am

    CollectinSteve wrote:The shirt is definitely worth something, unless the stitching from these bad badges leaves a lot of traces.

    Oh, and ditch the zipper while you're at it Wink

    Steve

    Was wondering about the zip as it sort of looked out of place but is an old period piece so could me a mod maybe?

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    Re: Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:43 am

    indypatchcollector wrote:If you want to get rid of the patches, send me a message!

    Dont think I have any use for them in all honesty.

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    Re: Unknown Lizard 2 Pocket Shirt.

    Post by indypatchcollector on Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:27 pm

    If you want to remove them, and I'll, understand if you don't, I'll give you a few bucks each for them plus actual postage. Belgian patches aren't big sellers, but.I like them.

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