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    Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars

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    Post by Albano on Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:22 pm

    Hi Shotgee

    Back from vacations with news Smile

    Numbered Mocidade Portuguesa parawings denotes to member classification as he progress on qualification to obtain the A class wing. The sequence is 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade.

    Hope that be of some help.

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    Post by Shotgee on Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:28 pm

    Hi Albano,

    Thanks you, sir. Info on MP brevets is difficult to find so that helps me a lot.

    Best...

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    Post by koalorka on Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:44 am

    Portuguese Marine, Angola, 1975:

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    Post by kammo-man on Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:39 pm

    What are those boots he is wearing ?

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    Post by Albano on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:20 am

    Those boots are special design leather combat boots for Fuzileiros (Marines). They have no laces and are closed sideways with two straps and buckles each. They are supposed to be demi-waterproof Rolling Eyes . I suppose that what catch your attention was the white on it, right!? Those are the socks! wich sometimes they roll them out. SF things if you catch my drift Wink

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    Post by filupe on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:53 am

    Love the look!
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    Post by Albano on Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:09 pm

    Some more adenda on the mather:

    Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars - Page 2 AD7_DA44
    The third one from back to front as the socks rolled out

    Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars - Page 2 MFA19
    Fourth and sixth from left have also rolled out socks

    Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars - Page 2 Fuzileiro-naval-
    The design on the boots didn't changed much from colonial/independance wars. These are the current model.

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    Post by Shotgee on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:16 pm

    Great photos. Those boots look very nice. I like them. Protects and supports lower legs & ankles. That is what I prefer. Seems also that made of thick good leather. What comes to all-round boots, I'm not a big fan of so called 'goretex-hi-tech'- wonders, with all respect. Leather is leather!
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    Post by koalorka on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:05 pm

    One curious item I found a while ago, which I've struggled to classify, these trousers in the land forces m/963 lizard pattern, but manufactured in the navy style, in a nice heavy fabric and with numerous metal snaps etc. and made by the supplier in Cordoaria.

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    Any ideas?


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    Post by Viriathus on Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:16 pm

    Hi Filupe!


    You have there some great badges!

    I like the crimson beret, but I tend to think it's from the "Commandos" Unit. I need one for my collection, do you consider selling it?

    Thanks and all the best!


    filupe wrote:Just in ... Portuguese airborne beret.  During the colonial wars the paratroopers wore a green beret and they went to maroon sometime after.

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    Also, update on the 'Mozambique/Safrique' badge in the first post of this thread - this belonged to a civilian safari company operating in Mozambique prior to the Portuguese pull-out.
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    Post by Viriathus on Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:38 pm

    Hi again Filupe,


    The Mozambique badge is not a military issue but it is still in use by the personnel of a private safari company named "Safrique", from the province of Sofala...

    All the best!

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    filupe wrote:Some of my Portuguese insignia, some are newer than the colonial conflicts but a fair majority I think would be from that era ...

    Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars - Page 2 IMG_4698

    I have a fair idea of the ID of most of the badges thanks to the book, 'Portuguese Elite Unit Insignia 1951 - Present'  by Harry Pugh & Robert Bragg.  The only exception is the 'Mozambique-SAfrique' one - I'd love to know the story behind this one!

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    Close-up of the mysterious 'South African' badge:

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    I bought these unidentified magazine pouches off the net some years ago.  They were not specifically described as 'Portuguese' but I thought they looked close enough that they .. just .. might .. be .....?  

    Can anyone here confirm or deny that assumption??

    Portuguese militaria from the African Colonial Wars - Page 2 Portuguesepouches

    Postscipt: Since been identified on another forum as being Dutch.

    My Portuguese uniform pieces:

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