Orlite helmet, dated November 1984
PLCE-style web set - probably from trials
DPM web set, from a former gunner
The PLCE trials set has labels on most of the pieces indicating Chinese manufacture.
The second set doesn't seem to have any labels.
I had been hoping to find a complete set of Irish-issued olive green PLCE, but didn't have any luck.
Wilco. In the mean time I might be able to get my hands on the DF PLCE Instruction pamphlet for you.Just my luck, a day late and a dollar short. Well, if you see any more Irish-issued PLCE (or 58 pattern), let me know.
The first batches bought were made by CQC in the UK.The last batch was made in ireland by "TENBA Ltd" in Charleville,Cork.Was the olive PLCE from British sources, or manufactured specially?