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    Post by Gungadd Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:02 pm

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image28.jpg

    Finally got one of these. Hard to find in the US.
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    Post by Gungadd Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:03 pm

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image29.jpg
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    Post by Gungadd Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:04 pm

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image31.jpg
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    Post by Gungadd Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:06 pm

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image32.jpg
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    Post by Gungadd Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:37 pm

    Dated 1996. Is it real military issue?
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    Post by Camo_fiend Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:38 am

    Is there a reason you posted ten times on the same subject in two different threads? These could have been consolidated into one post.


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    Post by Martin Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:32 am

    Yep it is genuine issue, however this is not what we call the "bush hat" but it's rather the Wide Brim Boonie type hat that was/is commonly worn by non infantry types. This hat was vastly unpopular because it looked silly (brim too wide) and the brim drooped down over eyes when wet, which is especially annoying when in a prone position. This led to some later models having plastic wire in the brims to keep it stiff. The hat came out as a response to OHS/WHS policies on work clothing in the 1990s in regards to sun protection. The real "bush hat" is the JG ones worn in Vietnam and 1980s, and the DPCU ones from the early 1990s, which were then discontinued until reintroduced in the late 2000s. They were reintroduced because everyone was just chopping the brims off the so called "numpty hats". When reintroduced, it now has an integral neck flap as mitigation for sun protection, WHS/OHS arse covering I guess... but everyone chops it out anyway because it just gets in the way...

    Bush hats: http://camouniforms.net/index.php/oceania/australia/dpcu/bush-hats
    Wide brim hats: http://camouniforms.net/index.php/oceania/australia/dpcu/wide-brim-hats
    Kepi caps: http://camouniforms.net/index.php/oceania/australia/dpcu/k

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    Post by Gungadd Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:07 pm

    Thanks Martin that really helps me out.
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    Post by Martin Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:27 pm

    Do you mind if I add your photos to the database - I don't have an example in the database from 1996? Let me know if ok...

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    Post by Gungadd Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:39 pm

    Sure. You can add it to your dsrabase
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    Post by Gungadd Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:40 pm

    You can add it to your database
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    Post by Martin Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:20 am

    Added: http://camouniforms.net/index.php/oceania/australia/dpcu/wide-brim-hats/1079-1996-dpcu-orange-variation-wide-brim-hat

    Do you have a better photo of the date side of the tag? Would be a bit better to see.

    Thanks for letting me add it to the database!

    Do you have a DPCU uniform? If you are after one I can see if I have one that youre after..
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    Post by Gungadd Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:01 am

    I will send you a better pic of the date on the tag. Not reall looking for a uniform. Thanks anyway.
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    Post by jimmyduncan23 Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:50 am

    ha yep you wouldn't be seen dead in the "POG" hats(the stiff brim ones) all the combat corps cut smaller them straight away.
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    Post by Gungadd Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:19 am

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image39.jpg

    Here is better picture of the date
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    Post by Gungadd Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:05 pm

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image41.jpg

    Martin, does this label look legit. It says " warm wash" not "drip dry machine washable" like the ones on your site.
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    Post by Martin Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:25 pm

    Gungadd wrote:https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image39.jpg

    Here is better picture of the date

    Thanks mate, photo added: http://camouniforms.net/index.php/oceania/australia/dpcu/wide-brim-hats/1079-1996-dpcu-orange-variation-wide-brim-hat
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    Post by Martin Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:26 pm

    Gungadd wrote:https://i.servimg.com/u/f38/18/88/35/89/image41.jpg

    Martin,  does this label look legit.  It says " warm wash" not "drip dry machine washable" like the ones on your site.

    Yep looks like a genuine 1988 bush hat.

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    Post by Gungadd Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:58 pm

    https://i.servimg.com/u/f21/18/88/35/89/image12.jpg

    Martin. Just picked this up with other Auscam stuff. Charlie
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    Post by Gungadd Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:00 pm

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