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    Post by CollectinSteve Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:46 am

    Just curious if there is anything interesting about this from a historical point of view:

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    The seller claimed it was a custom made uniform for Air Force dog handlers (perimeter security). I didn't believe it then, and I still don't. But what the heck is it? Looks similar to Philippines camouflage from the early 1970s. It's a quality light weight uniform that has seen use. Obviously the chest badges are over the wrong pockets.

    Since we have a couple Vietnam experts here now, I was hoping to get some sort of definitive answer of what it actually is.

    Thanks!

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    Post by vintageproductions Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:19 am

    My gut instinct is Philippines. Looks like nothing I have ever seen out of Vietnam.
    Slim possibilities, the Air Force dog handler went through one of the schools at Clarke AFB, picked up this uniform, and then took it back to Vietnam or Thailand, depending on where he was stationed.


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    Post by CollectinSteve Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:10 pm

    Thanks Bob! Yeah, think you're being generous with the "slim" qualifier Smile But I suppose it is at least a theoretical possibility.

    Does anybody know how usual it was for AF dog handlers and/or base security to wear non-standard uniforms at Clarke or other locations?

    This uniform shows a few things to me:

    1. It is well made, but a rather odd design (look where the sleeves attach to torso).

    2. Obviously design for a warm climate only.

    3. Style similar to OG-107

    4. Cloth looks to be Philippines

    5. Philippines have long history of good tailors and cheap prices

    6. The name and AF tapes are in the wrong sides

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    Post by kammo-man Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:16 pm

    Its got to be just a inch past vietnam .....or something would have showed up there !

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