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    kansimba
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    Post by kansimba Sun May 31, 2020 4:48 am

    Hi

    my new find from yesterday, I was so happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

    a belgiun pants, two colors waves, used in korea war, also worn by mercenaries in congo and a customize british raider helmet by a belgium commando
    insignes and camouflage shreds are placed with a big glue
    regards, hughes

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    ABLcollector50s60s
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    Age : 17
    Location : Belgium
    Registration date : 2020-01-26
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    Post by ABLcollector50s60s Sun May 31, 2020 8:55 am

    Congratulations. Great catch! But I wonder if the 2 color waves are also worn in congo. Do you have pictures of that?
    Wolverine
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    Post by Wolverine Sun May 31, 2020 7:08 pm

    Great stuff!
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    Post by CollectinSteve Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:17 am

    Fantastic! Crazy... I was just talking about this uniform an hour ago. Congratulations on getting a piece of this, because we all know how rare it is. Being in Belgium doesn't make it any easier!

    This is one of the few uniforms I would get into a knife fight on eBay for the honor of having one. It has been on my camo bucket list for more than 20 years. I've got two sets of trousers, no smock Sad

    My spare trousers are in fantastic condition, but the original inside pockets were sliced out and replaced with Vietnam era Tiger Stripe cloth. I suspect someone used the original pockets to patch a smock.

    Steve
    kansimba
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    Age : 52
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    Post by kansimba Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:05 am

    hi,

    thanks for you comments, yes even in belgium it's almost impossible to find it, it was a lucky day Wink

    now, I need to find the smock Wink

    for ablcollector5060, I see a documentary on YT about mercenaries in katanga, and some of the them wore this camo

    regards, hughes
    ABLcollector50s60s
    ABLcollector50s60s
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    Age : 17
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    Post by ABLcollector50s60s Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:58 am

    thanks kansimba. But can you give a link of that video? There a lot of suchs videos.

    But I also have my questions about the helmet. Helmets and other such equipment were normal of the unit and had to return to the QM after use. And the command badge was only allowed to be worn on the uniform. It may be that this was done by the soldier himself, but then his officer would have been very angry. I also once asked a collector of that kind of material and he thinks it's more of a handiwork. I don't say this because I don't like it, but because I want to be sure of what I've got because I like to have some evidence about such things. But I'm always willing to learn Very Happy ...
    kansimba
    kansimba
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    Age : 52
    Location : belgium
    Registration date : 2017-04-23
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    Post by kansimba Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:36 pm

    hi, for the documentary, you' have to look after, I ddin't save it in my links. For the helemt, it's hand made, I never seet it before. I present the items to belgian korean collector. I thought it was just a customized helmet by the soldier. he explains me that this camouflage with these insignia was done in korea war by belgian soldier, by soldier who came from the 2 commando bataillon. maybe yes, maybe not, I don't know, it's just a given information by belgian korean collector. the two items come from the same place, so ....

    regards, hughes
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    Post by zvez Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:26 pm

    the liner is actually a british motorcycle dispatch rider helmet, shell is same as airborned helmet

    https://talesfromthesupplydepot.blog/2016/10/03/ww2-british-army-dispatch-riders-helmet/
    bousquet123
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    Post by bousquet123 Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:28 pm

    Superbe rentrée Hugues, félicitations pour le pantalon Corée, j'ai eu le smock il y a plusieurs année cédé par la suite au Musée Royal (Mr LIERNEUX) peut-être y est il exposé car il s'agit d'un modèle rare

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    kansimba wrote:Hi

    my new find from yesterday, I was so happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy

    a belgiun pants, two colors waves, used in korea war, also worn by mercenaries in congo and a  customize british raider helmet by a belgium commando
    insignes and camouflage shreds are placed with a big glue
    regards, hughes

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