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    Post by sh4pak on Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:31 am


    --Got this as a complete uniform, but the trousers didn't match. *They* were dated 1975. The jacket is '76, and the beret has no date, but was manufactured in Cyprus.

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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:59 pm

    Fantastic pickup, the patches denote this as being Greek special forces...nice one Mate, you did very well there indeed.

    I have some Greek special forces patches just like yours!!!
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    Post by sh4pak on Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:02 pm

    They're cool, right? I mean, I know that it is modern Greek, and all, but Abn. insignia in Greek just looks like something from a tale of Sci-fi Hoplites, or something. I am quite pleased with it.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:13 pm

    sh4pak wrote:They're cool, right? I mean, I know that it is modern Greek, and all, but Abn. insignia in Greek just looks like something from a tale of Sci-fi Hoplites, or something. I am quite pleased with it.

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    Post by ripcord on Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:25 pm

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     Hello D, Hello all,

    This ancient  Polaroid shows an old Greek Sacred Squadron shirt that was sadly lost in a flood years ago.
    It was made of HBT, and it just fell apart. Could not even save the insignia..

    This unit fought alongside British SAS units during WWII, and retain a close relationship.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:56 am

    That's a cool polaroid of a long long item, good history behind the unit too;) 
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    Post by koalorka on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:03 pm

    The older generations of Greek lizard are always a treat. Hard to find a complete uniform in decent shape.
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    Post by Greek on Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:48 pm

    patches and beret in first camo uniform are from '80s,probably and uniform.
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    Post by ripcord on Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:36 pm

    A recent find from Old Sarge's near FT Bragg.

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    Post by mylle on Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:38 pm

    Cool,is that one non rip stop variant?
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    Post by ripcord on Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:50 pm

    Hey Alex,

    Had a chance to buy a ripstop set recently, but liked this non ripstop shirt a lot more..

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    Post by mylle on Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:04 pm

    This is mine in the rip stop style

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    Its cool that the Greeks
    kept the classic BDU cut
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    Post by ripcord on Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:21 pm

    Very nice.

    Classic pattern,  great cut, fantastic fabric.  80% Bambaki ( cotton ) has got to be great  Very Happy 

    Looks like it could be a  summer weight version of the non ripstop shirt that I posted .

    Yours looks nothing like the set I passed on. That set I rejected  may have been a non issue commercial copy.


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    Post by CollectinSteve on Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:43 pm

    Traditionally there's been a ton of variations in the pattern and details of construction, as well as cloth. For recent, confirmed issued, stuff I've got a 2004 dated set that is identical to Alex's set and a 2001 ripstop set that is nearly identical EXCEPT that the pattern involves larger shapes than the 2004 set. It is also 80/20, but feels a bit stiffer compared to the 2004 set (both are unissued).

    I've been told that soldiers wear the commercial and issued kit interchangeably. Not surprising Wink

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:37 am

    Comparison pics of the 2001 and 2004 variations:

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