fourtycoats wrote:I just came across this statement in a forum dated 2010. I can not attest to it's veracity but it seems convoluted enough to be credible.
"Uniforms in Swiss Taz90 camo with labels printed in English "Made in Switzerland" were issued to soldiers serving in the Bosnia-Hercegovina Peacekeeping Mission from January 1996 through March 2001. The Swiss Headquarters Support Unit (SHQSU) operated under the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). One of the Swiss Federal Council requirements for this participation was to not provide direct military assistance, which included uniforms. To get around that obstacle, the neighboring principality of Lichtenstein was employed with manufacturing Swiss uniforms. Lichtenstein itself has no standing army, and this gave them the required "neutrality" to supply Swiss soldier uniforms. Part of this neutral approach were labels printed in English. Also, the military emblems and patches identiying the Swiss soldiers were also printed in English, as were most other countries' who provided support to the United Nations.
Any unissued uniforms were surplused after the deployment ended. The labels say "SWORKER" with a Swiss flag emblem printed on them."
I think I found the posting of the above info Sean provided concerning SWORKER TAZ90...