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    Post by 59tankbat Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:56 am

    I just bought my firts UK DPM jacket combat tropical. I found it at my local 2hand rubish store for jus 4,-euro

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    My first british item.
    Can anyone tell me when they used these shirts in the British army?
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    Post by Gulf91 Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:36 pm

    Nice 2nd type shirt.

    Used from i would say 70s up till present day(unofficially).

    Squaddies prefer the early type shirts as they are better made and look better Laughing (refuse to use the stupid term "allY").
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    Post by Easy Gee Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:27 pm

    Very nice, and a great addition to start a Brit collection with. Cool

    These "Trops" are often described as "ally", sad phrase admittedly ( even though I have used it too many times myself Embarassed ) to describe very sought after old school kit.

    I'm with Rich,70's to current time frame for usage.
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:30 pm

    Only just noticed the size of the shirt Shocked Shocked
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    Post by Easy Gee Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:33 pm

    Gulf91 wrote:Only just noticed the size of the shirt Shocked Shocked



    Yeah, one BIG fella!!!! Shocked
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    Post by fourtycoats Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:22 pm

    This is not a shirt, It is a smock. Very Happy
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    Post by Gulf91 Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:12 pm

    fourtycoats wrote:This is not a shirt, It is a smock. Very Happy

    Im afraid youll find it isnt Very Happy

    They label it as a jacket but it is in fact a shirt,certainly not a smock.
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    Post by fourtycoats Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:27 pm

    That was supposed to be a joke Smile
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    Post by 59tankbat Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:19 pm

    The shirt fits perfectly! Very Happy
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    Post by loski Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:57 pm

    Lucky Lucky Bugger that shirt is just my size Im Jelous
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    Post by CollectinSteve Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:40 pm

    fourtycoats wrote:That was supposed to be a joke Smile

    Don't worry, some of us got it Smile You could have also said "Tent"!

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    Post by 59tankbat Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:43 am

    hahaha just a large/xl ! 1 persons tent Very Happy
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    Post by 5645andym Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:56 am

    Gulf91 wrote:
    fourtycoats wrote:This is not a shirt, It is a smock. Very Happy

    Im afraid youll find it isnt Very Happy

    They label it as a jacket but it is in fact a shirt,certainly not a smock.

    Definitely a jacket – hence the zip - but very thin cloth because it was designed for wear in hot climates i.e. tropics.
    NB Soldier 95 (and later) issues had a similar design of item which was labelled as “jacket, lightweight”
    Often worn as a shirt in UK/Germany in the 1970’s & early 1980’s in preference to the issue KF Shirt because

    (a) it was camouflaged not green so the smock could be taken off on hot days
    (b) it was not made of wool and so did not itch like crazy
    (c) it made you look like you had done the Jungle Warfare Course

    Often banned by RSM's because the colour was "redder" than normal DPM or because (allegedly) the high nylon content, which was to stop it rotting in hot & humid enviroments meant it would melt on to you if there was a "flash fire" nearby.

    Rumour has it that it was because so many people were wearing these jackets that the very similar S95 design of lightweight jacket was created.
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