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    Norwegian UNOSOM uniform

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    Post by NorBn Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:45 am

    One of my favourites in my collection. At first it looks like a put together fake uniform with both Norwegian and US patches/ badges, but I can guarantee you that it's 100% legit and was used this way

    Norwegian UNOSOM uniform Unosom10
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    Post by saltefanden Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:56 pm

    Wow, I did not know M/81 woodland pattern was ever issued to Norwegian forces, let alone MP's.

    What is the explanation for this and when was this UN mission undertaken, please?

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    Post by NorBn Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:50 pm

    God jul saltefanden. I'm not sure why some of the Norwegians in the UNOSOM mission in Somalia were issued US uniforms, but I found a few pictures when I searched for information about this uniform (I'll find them and post when I find them). I believe the mission was in the early 90s, 1991-1992 or something like that:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNOSOM_I

    I have found very little information about this mission and maybe it was put in the shadow by the other "show" taking part in Op Deseret Storm?
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    Post by NorBn Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:24 pm

    Some pictures with Norweagian soldiers in the UNOSOM mission wearing US uniforms

    Norwegian UNOSOM uniform Unosom15

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    Post by ripcord Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:32 pm

    Mmm...

    Norwegian troops wearing US Woodland AND  Chocolate Chip type  cammies ( 1st pattern , US desert uniform)...Very interesting.  Great photo.
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    Post by filupe Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:48 pm

    If you look closely the choc chip cammies still have US insignia and tapes on them i.e. they are US servicemen, not norwegians
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    Post by ripcord Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:24 pm

    Thanks for the good eye...

    You are correct..  Those seem indeed to be US troops...

    Very cool period photo..
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    Norwegian UNOSOM uniform Empty The latter picture (no 3) contains the force protection unit. The guys in woodland pattern are Norwegians whilst the guys in chocolate chip type uniform are US servicemen.

    Post by toanor Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:42 am

    NorBn wrote:Some pictures with Norweagian soldiers in the UNOSOM mission wearing US uniforms

    Norwegian UNOSOM uniform Unosom15

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    Post by Ulvhedin311 Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:23 pm

    Even the Swedish guard force that guarded the Swedish field hospital in Somalia in the early 90´s was issued the US desert uniforms. The 90K pattern wasn´t introduced until 2000-something.
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    Post by abefroman Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:56 am

    Very cool! What kind of body armor are they wearing in that picture?

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