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70's Arctic Windproof Smock - Para Insignia


Will16
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Found this not very well listed on Gumtree at a bargin price! The Para flash caught my attention. Definatly an early issue one, in quite a small size though. Apart from the flash on the right arm, there is a strip of velcro above the left breast pocket, presumably for a name tape, and the rear eppaulette has been removed. The seller didn't have any info on it but one for the Falklands collection anyway.

 

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Entirely correct........metric sizing pre-dated the Falklands by around 1 - 2 years on both windproofs and para smocks although much earlier stock in the old numbered sizing remained..........my unit were still being issued with new old sizing garments up to '85................

 

FFD pocket not introduced before late-'83 at the earliest.................

 

All this gear was introduced around 1975-76, so plenty of time to accumulate stocks..........

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